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Free Comic Book Day Falls on Saturday, May 4th This Year (May the 4th Be With You!)

Thank you to DC Entertainment for providing complimentary product samples to facilitate this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Nothing feeds an imagination like comic books, for both the young and the old. I read hundreds of comic books as a young adult and can say they brought me to some amazing places. As you can imagine, I am thrilled that my oldest son, Jake, is starting to share the same passion.

My son, however, gets to enjoy something that was not available when I was his age: Free Comic Book Day! This coming Saturday, May 4th, is the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day. Comic book retailers, publishers, distributors, and suppliers throughout the country come together to promote this wonderful event.

Every participating shop will have books available to give away for free, no strings attached. What books and how many that will be available for free will vary, and of course supplies are limited. I plan to bring Jake to our local shop first thing in the morning to make sure we get something special.

The timing of this Free Comic Book Day is also unique. The new Superman Unchained comic series, as well as the feature film Man of Steel, will roll out over the coming months, what a perfect time to start Jake's collection of Superman comic books.

Checkout what exciting comic books young comic fans have to look forward to on Free Comic Book Day from DC . . . 

Another aspect of this particular Free Comic Book Day that excites me is the very date it falls on: May 4th. Some of you astute science fiction fans will connect that date with Star Wars. It is of course Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!). There are some amazing Star Wars comic book series published and I can’t wait to show them to Jake this Saturday!

Visit to find a participating comic book store near you.