It’s almost Free Comic Book Day! It’s the day the industry set aside to entice new readers by offering free editions of their comics. On this day (May 6, this year) you can simply walk into any comic shop and take something — although different rules will apply. Some shops put a limit on how many free comics you can take. It’s considered polite to buy something from the shop you get the free comics from; it’s the whole reason they’re doing this and they have to pay the distributor to give these “free” comics out.
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Tomorrow is the day comic book shops across America will be offering piles of free comics to anyone who stops by. It’s always the first weekend in May, but what you get out of it will depend on what your local comics shop offers and what kind of limit they place on the number of freebies you can take. Here is just some of the reading material you can score….
It doesn’t actually happen for five months, but the first press release hyping Free Comic Book Day 2018 is already out, and it reveals twelve titles that will be available free of charge at any comic book shop this May. This list will grow as we get closer to that date, and smaller publishers finalize their plans. The big guys already know what they’re doing, though….