The first Saturday in May is upon us! That means tomorrow most (and I have yet to encounter one that did not) comic book shops will be giving away, absolutely free, a huge selection of books that the major publishers have made available. Marvel, DC, Valiant, Dark Horse, Titan, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Archie, VIZ and more are all participating. There’s a list here of the issues being made available. Personally I really want copies of the Captain Canuck and the Stranger Things books.
It’s not just about free stuff though. Each time I’ve been to one of these events, the shops have had big discounts and sales going on, often with artist meet and greets, as well as contests. The store I usually go to has always had cosplayer show up as well, and with it falling on May 4th this year (unofficial Star Wars day), I fully expect the 501st Legion to make an appearance.
Don’t know where to go? They’ve got a shop locator to help you find a participating store close to you.
Show up early before all the books you want are gone! Also, harder to find parking on Decarie later in the day 😀