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Free Comic Book Day - May 3rd, 2014

Fri May 2, 2014, 4:11 PM















 


Free Comic Book Day is no longer just that mad daydream we all had when we were ten, but a reality!







It’s the single day every year when hundreds (if not thousands) of dedicated independent comic book stores around the world invite families to participate in an event to encourage and grow the audience of comic book readers. The free comics on offer are books especially printed to be given away on this day by participating retailers and publishers.


Both retailer and publishers share the expense of the comics production and mostly family fare is highlighted.  Children are forever the future of comics, needing to be cultivated and grown into becoming lifelong comic readers.


Initiated in the United States, the event has been rapidly spreading around the globe, serving as a perfect way to dip into the vast diversity that comics offer today.

 














If you want to check out the event this weekend click on the Comic Book Locator for participating stores near you.



Find a Participating Store












There are many avenues and conveyances but only one true path. Return to the road to Comic-Con. The one trip guaranteed to feed your mind, strengthen your spirit and rekindle the fires of your artistic aspirations.




Many creators attend these events to do signings. Step up and introduce yourself! Many of these artists will graciously look at your portfolio. But just remember! The main reason they are there is to promote the Free Comic Book Day event itself.


Times are tough, but you deserve a treat and there’s no better way to support the retailers who would otherwise lose money on the event than by you buying some of the wonderful available titles.


Should you venture forth, take pix of what you scored and the store itself! Cosplayers! Call ahead and ask if your participation would be welcome. Retailers know cosplayers in the aisles brings people into the stores. Post all your pics, including cavorting with the cosplayers, in the thread below!













Free Comic Book Day is no longer just that mad daydream we all had when we were ten, but a reality! It’s the single day every year when hundreds (if not thousands) of dedicated independent comic book stores around the world invite families to participate in an event to encourage and grow the audience of comic book readers. The free comics on offer are books especially printed to be given away on this day by participating retailers and publishers.
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:iconinvaderskull1995:
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did I miss that?
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DannyboxPhotography Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Photographer
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kissmy-claw Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahaha...My comic is free everydays Heart ...hahaha, amp...=O  ...XD Wait!!...oops. Is it okay for the event?
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   General Artist
*puts in zip code* "no location found" :lol: surprise!
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:icondarkrukia91:
DarkRukia91 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Damn it, I keep forgetting about this! I need to tattoo it on my forehead or something. 
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JulietheBraixen Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i forgot about this.... O_O' 
then again, it's most likely not in belgium ^^' didn't bother to check it. 
i hope people wound what they wanted! ^^ 
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mockingthejay Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they gave me a kidssssss one :( oh well free comics is cool :)

1508121 10201980117056638 2188684678177562701 by mockingthejay  
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jade-arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked up like 4 free comic books since they allowed each person to have 5 maximum. They had different issues, some more for little kids and others for teenagers and older. I ended up buying a couple of other comic books since I was there just to give them some business. I haven't read a comic book in awhile. It's an expensive hobby to get into though.
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LimLam Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this like another of those america-only things? There's no word about this in Sweden for example.
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AdrianShepard304 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my first comic book day and I had a blast :)
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