That first week of May usually means two things: one, the big Marvel movie of the year has just hit the silver screen, and two: Free Comic Book Day is here!
What’s Free Comic Book Day?
It’s one day a year where participating comic book stores receive special free edition comic books and give them to the public. There are tons of publishers that take a part in this: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom, you name it. It’s a way to introduce yourself to the world of comics, or maybe comics you haven’t given a shot yet.
Don’t have a comic shop? Go to freecomicbookday.com and find a shop that is participating!
If you are in Southern California, I recommend heading over to 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga (http://4colorfantasies.com/). This is my regular shop, and they always do a fantastic job with Free Comic Book Day! From free books, deals in store, as well as cosplayers and more, the 4 Color team is what a comic book store should be about. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed!