Free Comic Book Day is celebrated every year on the First Saturday Of May.
It is an annual event where comic book stores across the world come together and give away comic books for free to customers.
The day was created with the aim of promoting the comic book industry and encouraging more and more people to visit their local comic book stores.
Although began in North America, comic book stores across the globe from Australia to The United Kingdom also now participate in the event. In fact, the day has become such a global phenomenon that comic book stores from more than 60 countries take part in it.
History Of Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day was founded in 2002 as a joint effort between comic book publishers, retailers, and distributors.
Comic book retailer, Joe Field was the first one to propose the idea of free comic book day at a meeting of industry professionals.
Field perceived the event as a way to educate people about the positivity of comic books and give back to comic book fans.
The first-ever Free Comic Book Day was celebrated on May 4th, 2002 with the participation of 2500 comic book stores all over the US and Canada.
It was a huge success and many stores reported an increase in sales and visits.
Free Comic Book Day became increasingly popular with the passing years and the comic industry saw massive growth potential.
More publishers joined the event and stores began running additional offers to attract customers.
With the advancement of technology, online stores also take advantage of this day and run various offers.
Significance Of Free Comic Book Day
One of the major goals of Free Comic Book Day is to introduce the world of comics to new readers.
The comic book stores make some particular comic books available for free to customers on this day including new, old, reprints, and popular ones like Marvel, DC, etc.
It is now one of the most notable days in the comic book industry and has helped in raising awareness about local comic book stores as well.
This day also gave comic book creators a platform to connect with fans and readers.
It has also provided a platform for comic book publishers and creators to connect with readers and fans.
For those who don't know the experience of diving into a comic book world, this day provides the perfect opportunity for them.
It is also a chance for comic book fans to explore new titles and genres.
The event is also a great way to support local comic book shops, which are often small businesses run by passionate comic book enthusiasts.
In addition to the free comic books, many participating comic book stores also offer special
Free Comic Book Day is an exciting event that brings comic book fans together to celebrate their love of the medium.