Ah, Free Comic Book Day. From what I remember it was created to bring new readers to a struggling industry, but I have seen it grow into a feeding frenzy. The gang over at Heroes comics keeps things orderly, but there is usually a big line waiting for them to open. I gave Dave a call today and he said they’ll be open from ten am to six pm, Saturday, May 1, 2010, and if you want to avoid crowds, come later! I think last year I went later and they still had some pretty good comics available. And yeah, they’re free.
Typically it’s one free comic per customer, but each shop has their own policies about how to get more than one.
For more on Free Comic Book Day, and to find a participating comic shop near you, and even preview the comics they’ll have available, hit the informational website at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/
Heavy Ink, an online source for comics, is celebrating Free Comic Book Day ONLINE! That’s right, if your comic shop is just too far away, or you can’t get out of the house for whatever reason, check them out at http://heavyink.com/fcbd.
Here’s the Heavy Ink Lowdown:
* Free Comic Book Day at HeavyInk.com/fcbd begins on Saturday May 1st at
10 AM EST (9 AM Central, 8 AM Mountain, 7 AM PST).
* First come first serve, maximum of 3 comics per person.
* The comics are free, and if you’re a regular customer they’ll ship
with your next shipment at no extra charge. If we ship them separately
we’ll charge only $2.99 for first class shipping. If you happen pick
up a graphic novel or a few other comics while you’re at the site
everything ships for just 99 cents!
* Comics ship starting on Wednesday, when we ship our regular weekly
*We’ll be giving away a different title every 10-15 minutes. There are around 30 different titles, so
we’ll be giving away comics for most of the day. Iron Man, Stuff of Legend, Atomic Robo, Mouse Guard, Green Hornet…
The HeavyInk team
Travis, Pete, Andy, Caryn, and Dan
So that’s it. For us here in Fresno, California, that means the Heavy Ink Online Free Comic Day starts bright and early at 7AM! But like their details state, they should be giving out comics for most of the day. Unless of course, this thing goes viral… So if you’re reading this at oh, six o’clock in the evening, like I always seem to do, “Oh, no, too late, AGAIN!” Check them out, you may get lucky.