It’s that time of year already, the first Saturday of May, when comic book nerds round up at their local comic book store to snatch up free comics. Three days away from Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), those who attend will have a choice from a selection of 50 titles.
12 gold sponsor comics and 38 silver sponsor comics will provide fans a wide range of stories to satisfy different tastes. Titles you can expect to see at the worldwide event are big names heroes like, the Justice League, Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Street Fighter, Sonic The Hedgehog, the Rabbids and more. Those who attend will also witness new genres and publishers.
If you’re in Toronto, Silver Snail, on 329 Young Street near Dundas, will be hosting the event from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where they’ll have artists, Jason Loo and Kalman Andrasofszky in house from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. doing signings and sketching for attendees.
Besides the selection of free comics, they’ll also have a bunch of discounted comics and graphic novels all day long. So those who have waited to see the end of their favourite characters story arc can pounce on the best deals. That’s not all either, if you want to pick up some toys, collectables or even some cool quirky clothes pertaining to the biggest names in comics, you can for 30 per cent off.
You’ll also get to see a special appearance by some members of the 501
. If you don’t know who they are, they’re basically an organization that has sworn an oath to create the most authentic costumes and props based off the Star Wars Universe since 1997. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Which titles out of the 50 titles revealed peaks your interest? Are you going to attend Free Comic Book Day? Let us know in the comments below.
The complete list of titles are below.