Once a year, smart comics retailers across the country give away free comic books! These aren't the dregs they can't get rid of, but top titles, new releases, books published especially for this occasion (and this might be a secret, but these books are NOT free to the retailers, so buy a little something when you're in the store). The idea is to get people excited about visiting comic shops. And really, there's something in a comic shop for just about everybody.
This year, Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 1. I'll be at Samurai Comics in Phoenix, AZ (11th & Camelback), along with a bunch of other creators, signing books and talking to fans. If you don't have your copies of Fade to Black #1 and 2 and Garrison #1 yet, and you're in Phoenix, now's your chance. There'll probably be some novels and other goodies there, too. Look for me from 8 a.m. to noon. Be there!