Free comic book day

As you are all either relaxing or cramming through Dead Week, keep in mind that Friday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day! Fantastic Comics and The Escapist in the Berkeley area, as well as other Comic Book shops throughout the Bay will be offering a selection of free comic books to whomever comes to their stores. It’s a great way to sample some new series for yourself or, if you are a new fan,  introduce yourself to the world of comic books. The official website for Free Comic Book Day has a section titled “Get Into Comics” that serves as an excellent introductory resource for the new reader.

Before the onslaught of finals begins, check into a local comic book shop and see what it has to offer.

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Today is Free Comic Book Day! From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., comic book stores around the nation–indeed, around the world–will be giving away copies of select titles to lucky store goers. The closest store to campus, Comic Relief, numbers Superman, Hellboy, X-Men and Sonic the Hedgehog among the several dozen comics offered. Did we mention the adorable tiny tot munchkins who can shoot lasers out of their eyes and fly? Whatever your inclination, the website provides a handy list of everything that will be in stock.

Check out the store locator for the United States and Canada, or hop on over to the global store locator, for our international readers. We know you’re out there.

FCBD Store Locator [Free Comic Book Day]
Comic Relief: the Comic Book Store [Comic Relief]