Free Comic Book Day

Don’t forget everyone, tomorrow (Saturday May 5, 2012) is Free Comic Book Day.

What is FCBD you ask?

Well I’ll let the FCBD website explain it for you, they already did, so why should I re-hash it?

1. What is “Free Comic Book Day?”
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when 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.

2. When is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May each year.

3. Are they really free?
Different shops have policies on how many free comics you can receive, but you will receive at least one free comic if you enter a participating shop location. Check with your retailer for their policies and plans for FCBD.

Some big names have gotten behind FCBD since it’s inception including:

  • Archaia comics
  • Archie Comics
  • Bongo comics Group
  • Boom Studios
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • DC Comics
  • IDW
  • Images Comics
  • Mad Engine Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • San Diego Comic Con
  • and more…

They providing a number of different comics for this day as it’s not every comic that’s free, just a select number of them.  But to give you an idea of what they have, here’s a few of them:


As you can see from these titles, there’s something for almost everyone here.  Including the kids and the older collectors alike.

So, now that you know what it is, I’ll bet you want to know where it is.  Well, if you don’t already know where your nearest comic shop is that is…Or at least your nearest participating comic shop. (Most large book stores/ grocery stores / general stores that sell comics don’t participate).  Well, that’s easy, head on over to the FCBD comic shop locator to find out where it is.

For your convenience, if you’re in the Central Pennsylvania area, I’ve already compiled the list:

Cosmic Comics
3814 Union Deposit Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(Tell Bob Norm Sent you, won’t get you anything, but hey…)
Comics and Paperbacks Plus
201 East Main Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg
6200 Carlisle Pike
Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
You Tube
Dimension X Comics, Toys & Collectibles
3751 East Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Sequential Arts TOQ
1 South Market Street
Suite 104
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Comix Connection – York
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road – P.O. Box 8020
York, PA 17404
You Tube

I know I’m going to be hitting up my favorite comic shop to check it out.  And my son will love the chance to pick up a few new comics.

See you there

Oh, and as the fine people over at The Gutters put it best…

~ by Normanomicon on May 4, 2012.

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