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Free Comic-Book Day 2011!

Who doesn't just love free stuff?!

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Free Comic Book Day happens to be one of my absolute favorite un-official holidays. Why? Because of the free comics, duh. So here is the deal for those of you unfamiliar with what goes down on this absolutely fantastical day. Free Comic Book Day means that absolutely anyone can head to their local comic shop and pick up FREE COMIC BOOKS. That's right, you don't even have to be an avid reader to participate in this cool day. This year Free Comic Book Day will land on Saturday, May 7th and is a day that publishers use to give back to fans and avid readers. It is also a day where all of you can bring your best friend to your favorite LCS and give them a taste of what it is to be a comic fan. The best part? It won't cost them a thing and, let's face it, we all need another person to geek out with, right? I know I do.  If you are wondering what comics your LCS will be giving away this Saturday, check out the run-down of some books we are really excited about below. Let us know what comics you are most looking forward to checking out, and whether or not you plan on introducing some newbies to comics! 
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 Amazing Spider-Man
 Amazing Spider-Man
This year Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott has teamed up with Humberto Ramos to deliver a free issue of Amazing Spider-Man that will be available this Saturday. According to Slott, it is one issue that he is really excited about- and he almost feels sorry that it's being distributed for free! 

Since the day it left house, I've been saying that it ticks me off that we're giving it away for free.  It's a REAL issue of ASM.

This is certainly a point of interest for both avid Spidey fans as well as casual readers- definitely a book to look forward to. Check out the preview that was posted on the Free Comic Book Day website below. 

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In celebration of Free Comic Book Day, DC Comics is bringing out their "big guns." Not only will the publishing house be releasing a free Special Edition Green Lantern comic book which will also include a preview of their upcoming FLASHPOINT story-arc, but one of DC's biggest writers will also be hitting up several comic stores in the LA area for signings and to promote the book. Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns will be signing at Earth 2-Comics in Los Angeles, CA from 12:00 - 2:00pm (15017 Ventura Blvd.) and at their second location (8967 Reseda Blvd.). 


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Dark Horse Comics will release a double issue for Free Comic Book Day- two entry stories into two incredibly interesting books being published by Dark Horse right now. Equipped with a massive creative team (Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Ben Stenbeck and more) Dark Horse will introduce readers to Cal MacDonald, who's story is set in present day Los Angeles, and Baltimore, during World War I Europe. 

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These are only some of the issues we are looking forward to reading, but you can bet that there are many more that will be available for free this Saturday. Additionally, even though these comics are free for us, (which is awesome!) they are not exactly free for the comic shop. See, the comic store still needs to pay for the comics to be shipped to the store. Because of this, I not only urge you to go out this Saturday and pick up the free comics that are available at your favorite LCS, but I also urge you to browse through the comics they have for sale and maybe even buy one. Hey, it's a good way to give back! So this weekend get your friends together and head to your local shop for some awesome free books, and be sure to let us know which ones are your favorite!

For a full list of free comics in addition to previews of many of the books, check out the official website for Free Comic Book Day