The best things in life are free, so why not a whole day of dedication? Introducing Free Comic Book Day 2021!
Many events have been cancelled or postponed due to a resurgence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Free Comic Book Day was delayed, but is still arriving today, August 14.
Usually scheduled on the first Saturday of every May, the largest celebration of comics in the industry kicks off. This delayed event happens this year on August 14 and is designed to generate new interest in comics for fans who are itching to dive into a new series, or soon-to-be fans yet to even crack open their first page.
This widespread event rewards fans for visiting comic shops with FREE comic books. People of all ages can happen upon one of the participating stores and receive comic book greatness from huge publishers for no payment at all, except a huge thank-you.
These local shops are the lifeblood of the comic book world for fans. Discussions and debates happen in these hubs of the community regularly, and the neighbourhoods encompassed would not be the same without them. This showcases the grateful nature of these local stores, as they would not survive without the many fans that have made comics as popular today.
Huge publishers usually involved in this major event are DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, and many more independent publishers align themselves to defeat the evil of a no-comic tomorrow.
Riddle me this—how does a fan dive into this fantastic event? Simply by visiting a location that is participating, luckily for those that aim to adventure in the search of free comics, there is a handy-dandy Official Free Comic Book Day Store Locator that does all the work, so fans don’t have to.
For more information about this wondrous occasion, fans can visit their website.