On May 3rd, over two thousand comic book shops across North America and around the world will share the magic of comic books with their communities.
They will give out over 4.6 million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day, which marks its thirteenth anniversary this year.
Comic Book Specialty Retailers expect record breaking attendance and have been preparing their shops for this event for months.
There’s literally a free comic book available for everyone’s taste, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, DC’s The New 52: Futures End, Archie, SpongeBob, Transformers vs GI Joe, Hello Kitty, The Simpsons and more to choose from.
Comic book publishing heavyweights Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the many sponsors who created 60 special titles for Free Comic Book Day 2014. The free books are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes.
Along with free comics, many comic book shops will feature events during the day including creator signings, appearances of favorite super-heroes or cosplayers and great deals on exclusives and sale items.
You can check out the full list of all 60 titles on the Free Comic Book Day website.