Comic book fans- you’re in luck this weekend, with the annual Free Comic Book Day being held this Saturday, May 7th.
Three Sydney locations will host the international event, which showcases free comic book giveaways from a list of featured titles.
Comic Kingdom on Liverpool St, Kings Comics on Pitt St and Kinokuniya Bookstore in the Galleries Victoria will be giving away comics for the event, which is aimed at promoting and celebrating the uniqueness of the comic book format.
Other stores throughout suburban Sydney and Australia will also be involved in the event.
Manager of Pulp Fiction Comics in Adelaide, Peter Moore, told the Adelaide City Messenger that the event is important in promoting this important creative medium.
“What better way to celebrate the comic book medium than to walk into a store and get comics for free,” Mr Moore says.
This year, more than 40 titles have been produced by comic book publishers which will be avaliable for free including the Amazing Spiderman, Avatar the Last Airbender and the Green Latern Flashpoint.
The event began in 2002 in the US and has been running annually on the first saturday of May ever since. It has also been in Australia for several years.