Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day, a day that's name explains it all. It's a day that people can walk into their local comic book store and get a comic book for free. You can't just walk in and grab any book that you want, there's a list of specific comics that are available each year. But, the list is pretty expansive. This year it includes big favorites like The Simpsons, Doctor Who and Bob's Burgers along with classic favorites like The Avengers. You can check out a full list of this year's selections here.

Most local comic book stores participate in this annual event, with many even hosting special activities to go along with the big day. For instance, Detroit Comics on Woodward in Ferndale will have the Star Wars 501st Great Lakes Garrison in house, signings with Detroit's own Glenn L. Barr, face painting for the kids and the B-9 robot from the Lost in Space TV show will be on site and available to take pictures with. Green Brain Comics in Dearborn will have some of your favorite local comic creators in shop, such as Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll and My Little Pony). There will also be DJs, a canned food drive, and they will be collecting old books and cellphones.

If Free Comic Book Day sound like an idea that you can get behind, head over to the official website here. Once you are there, you can search for shops in your area and get all of the details on what Free Comic Book Day 2015 has to offer.


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