Free comic Book Day is back on Saturday, May 7, right on the heels of the opening of Captain America: Civil War.
Local comics shops celebrate by holding events and passing out a selection of comics in an outreach effort of sorts. Old readers can try a new title. New readers can get a sampling of all they have to offer. And, most importantly, it's free.
The full list of available comics can be found on the Free Comic Book Day website. Here are some I'm looking forward to:
Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises No. 1: Bruce Lee. Memory loss. A dojo with a Karate Kid-style controlling instructor. It's all going somewhere, and you want to be along for the ride.
Suicide Squad No. 1: Harley Quinn, Deadshot and King Shark lead a team of villains in service to the government. Get acquainted with the gang before the movie comes out.
DC Super Hero Girls No. 1: At DC Super Hero High, the students go through all the traditional problems, but they're super-sized. The book is designed for girls but it's made for everyone. Wonder Woman and Cheetah in the same PE class? Count me in. The
Love and Rockets Sampler: Because. But it's strictly PG.
Science Comics FCBD 2016 Edition: Anyone can learn science when it's embedded in a comics story. Pick one up. I'll bet you don't know what a volcanologist really does. You will, after reading this.
Captain America No. 1: Get up close and personal with the once and future Cap, plus get a peek at some upcoming blockbuster events.
Civil War II No. 1: It includes an All-New All-Different Avengers story. Isn't that enough?
Archie No. 1: It's a reprint of the reimagined Archie. This ain't your mother's Riverdale, nor mine, either. The art is lush and the stories are deeper. Dive in.