Free Comic Book Day Might Be The Best Literacy Holiday EVER

by Tom B.

If you’re in a participating area of North America today, try taking your kid to Free Comic Book Day today, May 4th. There are a lot of really amazing books available and they’re free, free, FREE. If you’re wondering if there’s a participating store in your area, you can click HERE for the FCBD store locator. It’s an event that’s definitely worth seeking out.

Free Comic Book Day

Admit it – Getting free comics is much, much cooler than voting…

Some stores put on more of a show than others. Some will have people in elaborate costumes, prizes, comic book artists signing copies of the free books. And others will only have the books themselves and not much else. But, regardless for how elaborate your local store’s celebration is, Free Comic Book Day is a great opportunity to pick up some high-quality free reading material for your kids – comic books that have been designed to draw in new readers and introduce them to all that comics have to offer.

Free Comic Book Day

Here are some of the free comics we picked up this morning…

So, if there’s a participating store nearby you, maybe swing by with your kids and see if they’re interested. All it’ll cost is some time… unless your kids end up REALLY liking the comics and want you to buy some of the non-free ones, which… isn’t all that bad either.

Plus, Hugh freakin’ Jackman also thinks you should celebrate Free Comic Book Day and who are you to argue with Les Miserable Wolverine? Have fun today!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Michele May 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Gah! My son was looking over my shoulder last night and saw the big sign for Free Comic Book Day but didn’t want to go this morning.

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Tom B. May 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Aww, too bad. My daughter was ready to go to the store in a full Supergirl costume this morning, but then, right before we left, she said she was embarrassed and changed into a t-shirt and shorts. Ah well…

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Michele May 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I asked him a little while after posting my comment why he didn’t want to go. I didn’t get a suitable answer but he told me that I should go. And I said that we could only get one free per person, so if he came with me, he could get two. If dad came, then he could get three! A light turned on and he rushed downstairs to wake up his dad. We’re all late morning sleepers around here. :)

By the time we made it in, there was still a good selection, but not as many titles. We ended up with Anna & Froga (DH’s choice), Top Shelf Kids Club (my choice), and Scratch9 (DS’s choice). He also chose a Looney Toons one to buy and we picked up some Bible based ones (for us, we were curious). They only had volumes 3 and 5 of the Sense & Sensibility comics or I would have picked up those for me!

My son enjoys dressing up so I asked if he wanted to go dressed as Super Propeller Head (his creation from over a year ago). He said yes and here is a picture of him reading one from the kid’s shelf (I think it’s a Star Wars one). http://i.imgur.com/wbLwHCj.jpg

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