Just Putting It Out There…..FREE Comic Book Day, May 3rd!

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Free Comic Book Day, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.  Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

Find a participating shop for Free Comic Book Day

Some posts from YouTube from those who have experienced Free Comic Book Day and those who haven’t:

Let me guess, the catch is that you can only get the least popular floppies and it’s probably one per person. No trades, no hardcovers, nothing too new either.

yes, but some branches give 3 free comics per customer

I’ve never run into any restrictions, except maybe on number of copies. But it’s fully expected that you’ll grab at least one of each. Also, it isn’t just free random comics. The comics that are free are specially made for that day, which includes a lot of indie stuff, and stuff from major publishers.
So the consensus is different…some comic book stores require you to buy one to get one free and others give as many as 3 free comic books per customer.  Please check out the link above and contact your local retailer to find out what their specific rules are.  
Artist, Jim Lee, holding up a copy of DC Comics: The new 52 FCBD Special Edition, which was published specifically for Free Comic Book Day in 2012.

Hey! What have you enjoyed for FREE?

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