Saturday May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day!


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Love free things? Then you are in luck. That's because Saturday, May 3rd, happens to be Free Comic Book Day. This means that you can walk into any participating store and get yourself one (or multiple) copies of your favorite comic book. The best part is that this special day is celebrated by comic book retailers all over the world.

Now in its twelfth year, the annual event that is held on the first Saturday of May, is a collaboration between comic book publishers, retailers and distributors. It was established to introduce the joy of comic books to young readers and to get them to visit their neighborhood comic book store. Since 2002, vendors have given away over 12 million special edition comic books, and the numbers are only growing.

Though not every comic book is free, there is usually at least one or two in the free catalog to meet every taste. The varied choice also allows young readers to try comic books that they would normally not gravitate toward.

This year's list includes 60 titles from over 16 publishers, including Marvel and DC Entertainment. Among the highlights are special editions of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon. Also available, is an Archie Digest, The Simpsons, Peanuts, Hello Kitty and Friends and . . . the list goes on. Even if none of the freebies appeal to you, a visit to the store may be worth the effort, given that every comic book is sold at a discount on this special day.

Oh and if you need to convince your parents about the merits of comic books you may want to inform them that even experts believe that comic books are really good for learning! To find your closest participating retailer and to see the entire free collection go to freecomicbookday.


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  • a robotSunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:58 am
    • ebTuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:53 am
      l have a lot of comic books
      • natsu42
        natsu42Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm
        • cutedritten3000
          cutedritten3000Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 5:12 am
          Me 2!!! Comics rule!!!!! 😸
        • CccTuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:05 am
          • awesome11
            awesome11Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:25 am
            Comics for free. YEAAAH!!!!
            • ElsaWednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm
              I luv comic books. I like reading them alot
              • zoo coolMonday, March 23, 2015 at 10:16 am
                i can make a comic book I'm a Artest
                • natsu42
                  natsu42Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:42 am
                  Not as good as my friend can
                • Darth sidiousTuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:58 pm
                  • gunnarlg
                    gunnarlgWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:09 am
                    IRON MAN
                    • emmet
                      emmetSunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm
                      i can't' deside between lego ninjago or ironman
                      • mineing2
                        mineing2Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm
                        adventure time RULES!
                        • animegirl2002
                          animegirl2002Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm
                          I agree