Free Comic Book Day Celebrate At 3rd May, 2014
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Free Comic Book DayFree Comic Book Day is a wonderful holiday when comics companies create special issues to be handed out to readers entirely free of charge. The idea is to bring more folks into comic shops, and to put a best foot forward to introduce readers to new titles they might not be reading. Diamond Distributors kindly shipped us fifty one of the issues which will be available this Saturday at participating stores, and we’re here to let you know which FCBD comics will make you salivate for more, and which can be safely shoved in the back of the longbox.
Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California brainstormed the event in his "Big Picture" column in the August 2001 issue of Comics & Games Retailer magazine. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors.
Free Comic Book Day (not to be confused with Comic Book Day) celebrates the humble graphical novel, with comic book stores giving away free comics to fans, enthusiasts and new readers alike. Why not visit your local comic store and see what takes your fancy? After all – you might get a free comic!