Today, May 7, is Free Comic Book Day, 2016!
Participating comic book shops will be giving away a selection of special promotional comic books, designed to introduce new readers both to those individual titles and to the fun of reading comics in general.
Find a local participating shop by zip code on this Store Locator.
The Free Comic Book Day website has more information, including a list of the available titles. Glen Weldon has an overview of the titles on the NPR website. (Not all titles will be available at all shops.)
The comic book shops will be in a kind of “open house” mode, and glad to make recommendations and introductions to the current range of comic book titles and subjects — which you may find surprisingly diverse.
Many shops will be featuring guest artists or writers and having special sales in coordination with the event. Check the individual shops’ websites for details.
I’ll be checking out the free comics at my personal favorite comic book (and other book) shop, Between Books, in Claymont, DE.
For more of my descriptions of the event, see some of my previous years’ posts on Free Comic Book Day.