I’m a little late with this post, but there might still be time for you to take advantage of the awesomeness that is today: Free Comic Book Day!
But what is FCBD? Luckily, the official website has an explanation so I don’t have to write one:
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.
You can search for a participating store near you on the website, as well as check out a list of what’s being given away. Please note that not all stores will have all the comics; my local Hastings only had about ten (none of them the TMNT #1 reprint OR the William Shatner Presents issue, which I’m quite bitter about).
Some authors are even giving away a free comic book online: Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith’s series Fell has its first issue available for free here.
Viva la comic book!