Today is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) around the world. Started by industry distributors in 2002 and supported by major comics publishers, the event has grown into a major promotional event for the industry.
All visitors to participating comics establishments will, naturally enough, get a free comic book. DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and other companies publish special FCBD issues.
This year, free comics appear from titles such as Avengers, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Savage Dragon, Love and Rockets, and Archie.
In Memphis, head on over to Comics & Collectibles, at 4730 Poplar, #2. In addition to the free funny books, C&C has a 20 percent-off sale on everything in the store except new comics and previously discounted items.
Here's some more information on Free Comic Book Day, from the horse's mouth.
And here's international superstar hottie and comic-book-movie icon Hugh Jackman telling you why you should participate in FCBD and, of course, go see his new movie Wolverine, playing everywhere this weekend.