Reminder: Free Comic Book Day 2016 This Saturday May 4, 2016Posted by Maniac in Game News.
For the past fifteen years, independent comic book shops all across the country have hosted Free Comic Book Day, a special event where a selected bunch of specially marked comic books are offered for free to anyone who wants them. I’ve participated in FCBD nearly every year since 2002, and I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s more than just a fun event to do on a Saturday, it gives comic book fans the opportunity to preview comic books they may be missing out on, and it allows enthusiasts to connect with each other in person.
Now you’re probably asking yourself why I’m bringing up a comic book event on a gaming related website. Well, a lot of video game properties have gotten comic book spin offs which are offering free issues on FCBD, including Assassin’s Creed, Sonic and Pokémon, and some of those titles will be offered for free on Saturday alongside titles like Civil War II and Suicide Squad #1.
You can read all of the details on which comics will be offered this year (and in some cases check out a sneak preview of the book) on the offficial event website. You can also use the website to find the local businesses in your area which are participating in the event.
Special thanks to all comic shops that are participating in FBCD! Now if I could only convince more RPG retailers in my area to participate in Free RPG Day when that happens in June.