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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Adults and kids alike participate in Free Comic Book Day the 1st Saturday in May.

Comic book heroes come in all shapes and sizes. So do their fans. A new fan is born every day and probably more so on Free Comic Book Day when retailers take the opportunity to lure us back into where our heroes began: in the ink, the art, and the stories.

First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Generally, comic books produce drawn sequential and opposing panels representing individual scenes. Each scene often includes descriptive prose and written narratives. When placed together, the panels form a complete store or a portion of a serial. 

The earliest comic strips, (which later gave birth to comic books), dialogue displayed in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. The art form weaves intricate designs. For example, text, dialogue, personalities, color, and imagery developed part of a storyline. Over time, these storylines distinguish eras, artists, genres, and themes.

Comic book collectors come out for a free comic book and to enjoy the fandom!

HOW TO OBSERVE #FreeComicBookDay

Support your local comic book stores. Purchase a comic book you’ve been looking for online. Or, purchase a gift card for a future purchase. Find a participating comic book store near you and use #FreeComicBookDay to share on social media.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HISTORY

In 2001, comic book retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California noticed how the success of movies based on comic books. As a way to expose all those moviegoers to the joys of the comic books that inspired the big-screen characters, Field created Free Comic Book Day the opening weekend of Spider-Man in 2002. Thanks to Field, there is a whole new generation of comic book fans that might never have existed if it weren’t for him.

DATES
2 May 2020
1 May 2021
7 May 2022
6 May 2023
4 May 2024
3 May 2025
2 May 2026
1 May 2027
6 May 2028
5 May 2029
4 May 2030

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