The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day, the day when participating comic book stores give away comic books for free to anyone who comes into their shops. This year Free Comic Book day falls on May 7, 2011.
The goal of Free Comic Book Day is to promote the comic book medium to both new customers young and old and to celebrate independent comic book retailers and their stores. Comics are a great way to get children and teens to read more.
To find a participating comic book store near you, click on the Store Locator button at the Free Comic Book Day website. Thousands of independent comic book specialty shops in North America alone are signed on. Each store will determine the number of free comics to give out, but everyone will get at least one. You can preview the comics available for giveaway in 2011.
Free Comic Book Day can be a great family outing. Don’t sell comic books short. They are an original American art form that are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers. If you are new to comics, why not learn more?