Free Comic Book Day is an annual event held within the Comic Book Industry where participating comic book shops hand out free comic books to customers. The purpose behind Free Comic Book Day is to get people talking about comics and stepping into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday every year in May.
What sort of comic will you find?
Do they really give out FREE comics?
Yes! How it works is the owners of the comic book store will purchase a select line of comics for a low price and then will give them out for free to customers. But you cannot select any comic in the store and expect to get it for free. Every year, a select range of comics will be chosen to be given away for free.
To see which comics will be available this year, CLICK HERE.
The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002 to coincide with the release of the 2002 film Spiderman to take advantage of the hype surrounding the film. Ever since then, Free Comic Book Day has often been associated with the release of a new film based on a comic book franchise. The day has become a popular event for fans of comic book stores who regularly flock to participating stores to pick up some comics and to see what specials and promotions might be on offer.
What type of comics do you like?
Free Comic Book Day will be held on Saturday, May 5 this year.
Perth comic book store Quality Comics will be joining in all the fun.
Quality Comics is a popular comic book store that has a huge selection of graphic novels, comics, toys, figurines, clothing, posters and more. It's one of my favourite places to waste away an afternoon. You can always find something interesting at Quality Comics.
To keep updated about what Quality Comics has planned for Free Comic Book Day, make sure you visit their Facebook Page.
Why? Free Comic Book Day is an annual event in the comic book industry where participating stores give away free comic books to anyone who comes into their shop every year on the first Saturday in May.