On May 6, comic book stores across the country will participate in Free Comic Book Day, offering over 40 different comic books for free to anyone who visits. This annual event was first organized 21 years ago on May 4, 2002, by Joe Field, with 2,200 stores and two million comic books distributed. This year, approximately 2,300 comic shops are expected to participate.
Free Comic Book Day’s mission in 2023 is to bring both long-time comic book readers and first-time readers into local comic book stores and demonstrate that everyone can find a story they will love. It’s an opportunity to attract new customers and let people join a fun community.
Find a local participating comic book store near you at the link below.