World famous actor and longtime comic book reader, Mark Hamill encourages fans to discover the fun of comic books during the annual Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), taking place at participating comic book shops across the globe on Saturday May 2nd. Over 5.6 million comic books will be given away for free at over 2,300 participating comic book shops to new and devoted comic book fans of all ages.
On Saturday May 2nd, anyone that visits a participating comic shop will receive at least one or more of the designated FCBD comics for free. The Free Comic Book Day Committee picked a listing of Gold and Silver sponsors whose comic books include titles that are great for kids and adults. This year’s roster contains 50 free comics that include titles for everyone’s tastes with Marvel’s Secret Wars, DC’s Divergence, Fight Club, The Simpsons, Spongebob, Transformers, Pokemon, The Tick, and many more for fans to discover!
Comic shops will also host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters, and other community building activities throughout the day. Every comic shop celebrates FCBD in their own unique way and fans have an opportunity to see their local comic shop’s personality and thriving community of pop-culture enthusiasts on display.
Take Mark Hamill’s advice and check out Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd. To see all 50 FCBD titles and to find a participating comic shop within your community, visit www.freecomicbookday.com. For daily FCBD updates, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freecomicbook and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/freecomicbook.
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
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