The event of the year
for all comic books fans,
the Free Comic Book Day!
Set every year on the first Saturday of May, it's now over 15 years that comic books are celebrated in all comics shops in the US and Canada. The event also takes place in several european countries.
Comic book stores will give away free comics. Yes, free as in... well, free! No purchase necessary, just show up at your local comic books store, and take part to the celebration. For the occasion, several stores have special guests, authors, artists, cosplayers and so on.
Want to know which stores in your area are participating? The Free Comic Book Day official site has a search tool just for that purpose.
The event is also happening in FRENCH! Pour la version française, Le Samedi de la BD Gratuite, c'est par ici! Plusieurs librairies partout au Québec participent à l'événement. Voyez la liste des librairies sur le site du Samedi de la BD Gratuite.
Quelques libraires francophones européens se joignent à l'événement. Le mouvement du Samedi de la BD gratuite prend de l'ampleur!
Now watch the videos below to understand all the excitement around the Free Comic Book Day!
And here's an awesome documentary on the origins of Free Comic Book Day: