The 13th annual Free Comic Book Day is coming up on Saturday May 2nd. Many comic book shops all across the country will be giving away free comic books to anyone who wants them. So why Free Comic Book Day? You get to celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when 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!
The reason why Free Comic Book Day got started is to encourage more people to pick up a comic book! This event celebrates the independent comic book specialty shops, thousands of which exist in North America alone. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, toys, and related products.
Comic books began in the 1930s as a unique American art form that has grown – like so many American forms of entertainment – to spread around the globe. From Japanese businessmen reading manga on the subways of Tokyo to French artists re-interpreting Proust with words and pictures, comics have changed entertainment and challenged perceptions. These days, there are comic books for every taste, from slam-bang super-hero adventures and thoughtful slice-of-life to thrilling science fiction and intense drama.
So, go get your geek and nerd on and celebrate comic books! To find a participating location during Free Comic Book day, and to learn more, go to: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/