National Free Comic Book Day Hits Saturday, May 1st

National Free Comic Book Day Hits Saturday, May 1st

Jay Cochran - April 26, 2010
May 1st, thousands of comic book retailers across North America and around the world will share the magic of comic books with their communities when they give out over two million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Free Comic Book Day”

There’s literally a free comic book for everyone’s taste: from Toy Story, Shrek and Sonic: the Hedgehog comics to Iron Man, Superman, and Doctor Solar… even a comic book on Lady Gaga.

Comic book heavyweights Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the many publishers creating these special titles for Free Comic Book Day 2010, the ninth year for the annual event. The free books appeal to a broad range of tastes, from exciting super-hero adventures to cool kid’s comics and even cutting-edge graphic fiction for adults.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Free Comic Book Day,” said DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “This is a great opportunity for comic shops to showcase their stores and celebrate all the creativity and excitement comic books have to offer.”

Along with free reading material, comic book stores will also have creator signings, special sales and encourage customers to dress up as their favorite super hero or comic book character while attending the event. Fans can check out the list of available titles on the newly launched Free Comic Book Day site.

To find a local store in your area and to learn more about Free Comic Book Day go to

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Now in its ninth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
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