All you have to do is go to just about any comic book store on Saturday and there will be tons of free books waiting for you. And these aren't old books they can't get rid of - all the freebies on Free Comic Book Day are brand new publications created especially for the day. Some of them are introductions to new series and some are just bonus issues of old favorites.
They try to make the promotion appeal to readers of all ages. Last year, my little ones not only picked up a few colorful comics but they also got Free Comic Book Day balloons, lollipops and even figures and posters. I also enjoy the day because, who doesn't like free stuff...and also there's always some good cartoon related books to be found.
Here's some of what is to be found this year...
- The launch of the new Cars comic book
- A Bongo Comics Sampler featuring The Simpsons and other humor titles
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Transformers Animated/G.I. Joe
- DC Kids featuring little kid friendly versions of Batman & Co.
- Nancy & Melvin Monster - yes, the Nancy from the funny pages
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
That's quite a collection of goodies! In the years past, there has always been a classic Disney book...the company that owns the rights to print the old Disney comics is having some restructuring issues right now, so who knows if we'll see Mickey or Donald at this years event! For more information, and to find a comic shop near you visit the Free Comic Book Day website.