Friday, May 6, 2016

Free Comic Book Day 2016

Rather than get in the middle of Michelle and Giles' screenwriting debate, I'm going to talk about comics--specifically FREE comics!

For those of you who don't know, Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow. Since 2002, on the first Saturday in May, comic book shops across North America have a selection of totally free comics to give away. The idea is to entice people into the shops (obviously), and to provide a cool, low-cost entry point for folks interested in comics. The selection of free comics available changes every year (no, you can't just grab any comic off the shelf), but there's enough variety that there's always something for everyone. Depending on the store you go to, there might also be sales, signings, or other cool events going on, too.

I'll be heading out to my local comic shop bright and early to grab my free comics and pick up my pull box for this past week (yay new Black Widow and Rat Queens!) and I hope you'll consider doing the same. Free Comic Book Day is always fun--and who doesn't like free comics?

Emily is especially excited about the Legend of Korra and Doctor Who mini comics. Because, let's face it, she's a total freaking nerd.

1 comment:

  1. One of these years I'll get to a comic book store for Free Comic Book Day. I think the closest place is an hour away. I recently sold off my collection of books from the 60s & 70s. I would imagine things have changed since then.