It is exactly what it sounds like. Launched six years ago, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) was a way to promote comics among non-comic readers and help support the local comic shops. Thousands of comic book stores throughout the nation will participate, giving away certain comics designated and printed especially for FCBD. Those comics will have the FCBD logo on them.
Different comic shops run their day differently. Some only allow you to pick up a certain number of comics, while others let you pick up one copy of any designated title.
Teachers and librarians, this is your chance to pick up some comics for free and see what it is all about. Call your local comic books stores, see if they are participating, go early and pick up some free comic books. There are plenty of comics for children, teens and adults, so you should have no problem finding appropriate books. I would, however, suggest going early so you have plenty to choose from.
What comics will be available? You can click on the links below to see what is being offered to the stores. Each store may or may not have all titles. Not all titles are appropriate for children. There are a lot of titles this year that are geared for kids or all ages.
FCBD Gold Sponsors
FCBD Silver Sponsors
Free Comic Book Day
May 3, 2008