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Today is Free Comic Book Day!

That's right, today is Free Comic Book Day! And I bet you didn't even know such a thing existed.

Free Comic Book Day, held for the first time last year, is a short & simple plan to help do a small bit to revitalize the comic book industry. Its intent is to introduce new friends, or reintroduce old ones, to all the wonder and entertainment inherent in the art & literature that is the comic book industry.

Not every comic retailer will participate, but many direct sales comic book shops jumped in last year, and most of them and more will probably do so this year. And not every comic is free, but don't think that the free ones are the junk ones that the shops can't seem to sell. They're current books, or semi-popular recent ones, that have been set aside for today's event.

In some comic shops, comic book creators will make special appearances. The Free Comic Book Day site has a listing of some here, but since I'm from New York and living in Texas, I'll recreate those two listings right here:

  • New York appearances

    • New York: Dan Slott, Myatt Murphy, Scott Dalrymple, Stuart Moore, Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, Nick Bertozzi, Matt Madden, Leela Corman, & Paul Sizer @ Jim Hanley’s Universe

    • New York: Ken Knudtsen @ Forbidden Planet

    • Cortland: Chris Yambar @ Cortland Comic Fair

    • North Syracuse: Tom Peyer @ The Comix Zone from 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Texas appearances

    • Dallas: Scott Kurtz, Jaime Mendoza, J.E. Smith, Nick Derrington, Cal Slayton, & Michael Lark @ Titan Comics from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    • Austin: Bill Williams @ First Federal Comics

Read more about Free Comic Book Day at the official site: www.freecomicbookday.com

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Jonathan commented at 2:27 AM on May 8, 2003:

Shirt & simple? Shirt & simple? Is that some sort of comic-book code? Is it some sort of comic-book-reader code for bees? Or dogs that bark, and when they do bees fly out of their mouths? Shirt & simple, indeed.

Nobody commented at 8:55 AM on May 8, 2003:

Okay, okay, I fixed it. Sheesh!

Jonathan commented at 6:34 PM on May 9, 2003:

:D

comix commented at 11:10 AM on August 10, 2004:

Good job

comix commented at 12:17 PM on August 30, 2004:

Interesting thoughts, just wanted to mention I came from blogspot.

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