Face front, true believers! Free Comic Book Day is almost here!
Free Comic Book Day is an event held on the first Saturday of May each year. It’s a day where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books for FREE!
Before you head down to your local comic shop on Saturday there are a couple things you should know:
1. Make Sure Your Local Comic Shop is Participating: You can’t get free comics if your local shop isn’t participating in Free Comic Book Day. Use this store locator to find out if a store near you is participating.
2. Contact the Comic Shop You Will Be Visiting: Call the comic shop you’ll be visiting that day, or check out their social media pages beforehand to get some insight on how they will be handling the day. Find out if they are holding any additional events and if they will be giving out more than one comic. This information will be important if you’re thinking about visiting more than one participating comic book shop.
3. Plan Your Day Accordingly: When something is free – supplies tend to go quickly. So if this is your first Free Comic Book Day, you will want to arrive early. In my own past experiences, the comic shops I’ve visited have held special lines for those customers receiving free comics.
4. Have Fun: Free Comic Book Day is a great way to celebrate your fandom of comic books, and to discover new types of comics! It’s also a great time to meet other comic book fans who share similar interests. Free Comic Book Day is definitely something you’ll have to experience at least once.