Free Comic Book Day Is Just A Week Away!

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If you are a comic book fan or just love free things, you are in luck — Saturday, May 6 is Free Comic Book Day. As the name indicates, it is the day when retailers across the globe will give out free comic books to anyone that walks into the store.

Celebrated on the first Saturday of May, the annual event, which began in 2002, is the brainchild of retailer Joe Field. The owner of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff was inspired by the success of similar events like “Free Cone Day” and suggested the idea to retailers, publishers, and distributors. He believed it would entice people both young and old to visit their neighborhood store and revive interest in comic books. Over the past sixteen years, retailers have given away over 12 million comic books and the numbers are only growing.

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Not every comic book in the store is free. However, with 50 specially published titles to choose from, there is something to suit every taste. This year’s line-up includes graphic novels featuring the fictional spacefaring superhero team from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as characters from hit television shows like Riverdale and Fresh Off the Boat. Younger comic book fans can select from evergreen favorites like SpongeBob and Underdog.

Even if none of the free offerings catch your fancy, a visit to the store might still be worth the effort. That's because vendors usually discount all comic books and other merchandise on this fun day. So be sure to mark your calendars and claim your free comic book next Saturday. To find your closest participating retailer and see a list of all the titles that will be available, check out freecomicbookday.com.

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338 Comments
  • DiefoxWednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    I love comics 💙💚💛💜
    • Unicrn11yearsrFriday, April 5, 2019 at 6:04 am
      Dare is better and i do like comics
      • Unicrn11yearsFriday, April 5, 2019 at 5:58 am
        Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats a lot of comics.
        • KipperTuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:15 pm
          CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
          • CatTuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:43 am
            I love reading comic books
            • ZackMonday, February 25, 2019 at 4:34 pm
              I love comic books!!!
              • heyheygirl
                heyheygirlThursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:08 am
                Ninja turtle comics are my favorite
              • pokemon goThursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm
                i play pokemon go every day i wake up in the morning and grab my phone i go out side and find pika chu i find pikachu every day
                • WelpsherThursday, September 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm
                  I will do anything for some free manga
                  • SANICCCCTuesday, May 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm
                    @Sanchez You are wrong Sonic is the best
                    • anthonythebos3
                      anthonythebos3Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:22 am
                      omg thats so cool