It's just what the title suggests - a day to get free comic books!
“Free Comic Book Day is the perfect occasion for newcomers to comics as well as those who have been reading them for years to celebrate comics and discover new titles that debut on the first Saturday in May,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Dan Manser.
The 50 free comic books available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including super hero stories like Marvel’s Civil War II and DC’s Suicide Squad; kid favorites that are great for readers of all ages with Pokémon, DC Super Hero Girls, Grumpy Cat, Sonic the Hedgehog; stories that feature classic characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Pink Panther, andArchie; and TV tie-ins featuring series like Doctor Who, Bob’s Burgers, Sanjay and Craig, The Simpsons, Firefly, and many more.
“On May 7th, we encourage fans to use Free Comic Book Day as an opportunity to explore their local comic book shop, seeing all it has to offer,” said Manser. “Hopefully, they’ll walk away with free comics they can't wait to read, and then keep coming back to their local shop for more!”