Since 2002, the first Saturday of May has been a glorious day. That day is known as Free Comic Book Day. In an effort to bring new comic book readers into independent comic stores, once a year publishers and comic shops team up to hand out a bunch of free comics. A lot of shops have creators there for signings, as well as people dressed up as comic characters. It’s really a fun event, and as a longtime comic book fan and collector, I fully endorse it. We went as a family last year, and had a lot of fun. My boys were excited to get the Cars/Incredibles comic and the DC Kids Super Sampler. There’s also plenty for the older readers as well, and most shops have big sales to coincide with the event. So pack up the family this Saturday and head to your local comic shop. You can head to the official site right here, where they also have a participating comic shop locator. If you love comics, used to collect them, or are just interested in finding out more, this is a great way to jump in.