Free Comic Book Day
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is on the first Saturday in May
Calling all nerds, geeks, and comic book aficionados. Today is Free Comic Book Day.
Who says you can't get something for nothing? On this very special day, comic book stores all over the country hand our specially printed copies of free comic books. Some comic book stores take it a step further, setting up shelves of free comic books, with no strings attached. Take one or take several, and you don't owe the store anything. Of course, the comic book stores are trying to hook you into the fun world of comic books, so you come back and buy new editions over and over again. Occasionally, stores will also hand out other freebies, memorabilia, posters, etc.
Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American Comic Book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. At last count, over 2,000 retailers in 30 countries participate in this fun filled day.
Head on out to your local comic book store, and get hooked on the world of comics.
History and Origin of Free Comic Book Day:
Retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California brainstormed this event in his "Big Picture" column in the August 2001 issue of Comics & Games Retailer magazine. In 2002, Free Comic Book Day officially began. It is coordinated by Diamond Comic Distributors, the industry's single large distributor.
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