Need a new comic to read? On Free Comic Book Day, May 3, visit a participating local comic book store to find your favorite comic book, or try something brand-new from 60 titles available from publishers Marvel, DC Entertainment, IDW, Archaia, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Bongo Comics, Boom Studios, Archie Comics, Fantagraphics, Drawn and Quarterly, Oni Press, 2000 AD, Red 5 Comics, Scholastic, Top Shelf Productions, and Viz Media, just to name a few.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon from Marvel, a Mouse Guard hardcover anthology sampler from Archaia, a 2000 AD sampler comic with Judge Dredd, Archie Digest, "The Simpsons" in Bongo Comics Free-For-All, SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies, Hello Kitty and Friends, and Peanuts, Garfield, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Herobear & The Kid in Kaboom Summer Blast are some of many titles available on Free Comic Book Day.
Comic book and sci-fi legends such as Stan Lee and "Reading Rainbow" host and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor LeVar Burton promote the benefits of getting young readers excited to pick up their favorite titles on Free Comic Book Day.
"My love of the written word originated with comic books," Burton says in his video. "I'm an Army brat. My father was in the military and when we were stationed in Germany, comic books were a treasured item that we first read and then traded with one another. They also kept us connected to the popular culture back home."
Find a participating local comic book shop for Free Comic Book Day using this handy store locator.