“Explore your local comic book shop!” 

Every year on the first Saturday in May, over two thousand three hundred comic book shops across North America and around the world will give out over 5.6 million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).

The annual event is one of the most anticipated comic book celebrations of the year as retailers prepare to welcome new and devout comic book fans into their stores for fun events and free comics.

The free books available in past years have included super hero stories like Marvel’s All-New, All- Different Avengers, stories featuring classic characters such as The Tick, TMNT, and Spongebob, sci-fi adventures as seen in Doctor Who, Pokemon, The Simpons, Sonic, and many more.

Along with free comics, many comic book shops will feature events during the day including creator signings, appearances of costumed characters, and great deals on exclusives and sale items.

View all 50 free titles and to find a participating comic shop.

Join the FCBD fan club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/freecomicbook) and follow them on Twitter (www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook).

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is an annual event taking place the first Saturday in May where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. National marketing and distribution of all Free Comic Book Day materials is handled by Diamond Comic Distributors while individual retailers promote and host planned FCBD events.

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