Once again Free Comic Book Day approaches. A time to grab a few free comics at your local store and get a sampling of what is out there. It will be May 3rd this year.
Comics for this year include an Archie Digest, Bongo Free-For-All, DC The New 52, Avatar/Hellboy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hello Kitty, Kaboom Summer Blast, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Spongebob Squarepants, Transformers VS GI Joe, Scrooge McDuck, 2000AD Special, Rocket Raccoon, Atomic Robo, Bleeding Cool Magazine, Buck Rogers, Raising a Reader, Grimm Fairy Tales, Mouse Guard, Overstreet Comic Book Marketplace, Previews World Spectacular, Sonic/Mega Man Flipbook, Steam Wars, Street Fighter, Teen Titans Go, The Smurfs, The Tick, Top Shelf Kids Club, Valiant Universe Handbook, Worlds of Aspen, and many more.
Basically something for everyone: mainstream fans, indy fans, kids, manga fans, or just anyone who wants something to read.
Participating stores in state include: Purple Earth Comics, Comic World, Lost Legion Games & Comics: The Rifleman, The Vault, The Castle, The Keep; Comic Paradise Plus, Four Horsemen Comics & Gaming, Your Hobby Place, Nerducopia, and Gary’s Comics & More. So all over really. The FCBD website has a store locator to help you out.
At the Four Horsemen they will be sponsoring a 24 hour gaming marathon with all proceeds going to Child’s Play. Child’s Play is a gaming industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of hospitals worldwide, including WVU Children’s Hospital. The event goes from opening on Saturday till they close on Sunday at 6pm. There will be a silent auction of items from local businesses and organizations, random giveaways, prizes, Star Wars art show and specials during it.
Oh and remember to buy at least one thing while you are at the shops. Support your local shop not just for what they sell, but as a place of gather of fandoms.