Reminder: Saturday May 5th is Free Comic Book Day

There’s no better time to introduce your friends, family, or significant other to the world of comic books than Free Comic Book Day.

Participating comic shops around the world will be giving out a selection of free comic books and, if your shop is extra cool, they’ll probably have a big sale on all of their back issues and maybe even give out free food and prizes! It’s a great way to spend a Saturday and get your friends as hooked on comics as you are.

Over 3.5 million free comics are expected to fly off shelves tomorrow at over 2,000 shops. There will be comics featuring Superman, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Dinosaurs vs. Aliens, Peanuts, Zombies, and more. There’s a free book for every taste and every age range.

To find out what the free comics are and if your local store is participating in Free Comic Book Day, go to

Then, when Free Comic Book day is over, come back here and write in the comments about your favorite free book and, of course, all the folks you converted to comic book fanatics.