Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of May of every year. This year it falls on May 5. Free Comic Book Day is a yearly promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to bring new readers into self-governing comic book stores. The day is celebrated for three primary purposes: To introduce everyone to the joys of reading comics, to thank current comic book buyers for their continued support, and to call back former comic book readers, to thank current comic book buyers for their continued support.
“I’m a huge, huge comic book fan. I love the superhero movies so much. If I had to be one of the Avengers, I would go with Thor. I would have to. I just think I look the part too much, and I’m a fan of all of them, but Thor would be something that I think I could put on. I think I could make it happen.” – Derek Theler
History of Free Comic Book Day
In 2001, Joe Field created the Free Comic Book Day while writing for a magazine of the comic enterprise; he noted that there had been a resurgence in buying in the wake of the recent surge of comic book franchise films. Society and finances were both looking favourably on this never-ending wealth of stories, and so it was that he suggested the foundation of a Free Comic Book Day to increase the fandom as wide as possible. On the opening of 2002 Spider-Man film, the first Free Comic Book Day was held, hoping to ride the wave of promotion and all the hub-bub running on about it in the news and other media sources.
Other Celebrations on May 5
May 5 is also celebrated as
- International Midwives Day
- National Cartoonists Day
- National Hoagie Day
- Hug A Shed And Take A Selfie Day
- Join Hands Day
- Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
- Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day
How to celebrate the Free Comic Book Day
Celebrating the Free Comic Book Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. Just visit your local participating comic store and buy your favourite copy of a comic, it’s also your chance to promote the industry by making a purchase. Hence it is a perfect day to develop your mind and your knowledge of this fascinating hobby and source of stories. You can use the hashtag #FreeComicBookDay to express your feelings about the comic in social media’s.