Honestly, I didn’t even know that this ‘celebration’ exists, but, well, here it is! On May 5th, comic book stores all over are looking to attract new readers to the fold or back into the fold.
This could really make for a great weekend for comics in general. With the new Avengers movie dropping, comic and superhero fans all over plan to partake in the blockbuster-y-ness of the film. Then, when they are done, they can visit their local comic store and read up on the new and fresh story lines that so many talented and passionate artists and writers have delivered in the past as well as currently!
Between The Walking Dead, Smallville, and the DC Nation animated shows on Cartoon Network, superheroes are also making a push on TV as well as the big screen. On a personal note, I’m in the midst of reading through The Walking Dead comics and it is definitely better than the show (if you can believe that)!
“Free Comic Book Day is a perfect occasion for customers to discover comic books,” said FCBD spokesperson Leslie Bowser, “especially if they’re new to the wide variety of titles that are being published today. On May 5th, we encourage new and current readers to use Free Comic Book Day as an opportunity to learn about the great comic books and pop-culture merchandise to be found at their local comic book shop. Hopefully, they’ll walk away with free comics they can’t wait to read, then keep coming back to their local shop for more!”
It’s probably a good idea to check in on the digital stores for the different comic book publishers as well to see what sales they may have tomorrow too.
The linked store locator on the FCBD site gets you to the nearest participating store. There you may find that the store has a cosplay contest or even a creator/writer/artist signing!
Either way you look at it, reading is fundamental! An enjoyable way to promote it for us nerds is via comics so go and support your local comic store.
[Thanks to: https://www.facebook.com/freecomicbook]