This Saturday is Free Comic Book day! I love that is coincides with May 4th, so for me it’s like a big special geek day. So much going on! If you haven’t heard of it before, this is what the site describes it as:
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. These are the hubs of our community, where fans can come together and discover new comics, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of commonality.
Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops that participate in Free Comic Book Day. The diverse range of titles available each year proves that there’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales. Popular series available in the past include Pokemon, Doctor Who, SpongeBob, Riverdale, Overwatch and Star Wars.
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If you aren’t sure where to go this year, here are some great places in the Vegas Valley for you to check out.
Maximum Comics is the largest comic book chain in Southern Nevada. They have 3 retail stores, and one clearance center. They have events regularly that anyone can attend.
For this year Free Comic Book day, they are having raffles, and a special Star Wars day tournament. Stay tuned to their Instagram for more new later on this week.
Fandomverse Comics will be giving away 5 free comics person or 10 per family, local artists doing free sketches from 9am-3pm, and raffle drawings from 11am-4pm.
Cosmic Comics is opening at 12am to 2pm May 4th so you can beat the crowds and get your comics first! You will get to choose 4 free comics and rewards members will get an additional 4 free comics. They also will have local Vegas artists at the store from 10am to 5pm to get some cool art. Raffles drawings will be from 11am-5pm. Critical Care Comics will be there with their fabulous super heroes for you to hang out with and take some awesome photos!
Make sure you reach out to your favorite store to see what they will be doing! Hope everyone has an amazing time and gets lots of comics! If you are new to comics or know someone who is interested but doesn’t know where to start, I highly encourage you to go and use this day to get involved and learn more about comics. Comment below with your favorite Comic Book Store!