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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day -TODAY-

So as some of our more comic-literate readers may know, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Yayyyyy! Free stuff! For those who aren't as familiar here's the run down. For about eleven years now the major comic book distributors have published special limited-release comic books and sent them to all comic book retailers. Normally these comics are shorter than regular comic books and contain a small story but hey, free stuff. (Also it's a great way to get people into the comic book stores. Support the industry!)

Anyway, now I'm sure my readers are wondering, "But, Kalpar! What does this have to do with us?" Well that's a very good question. You see our good friends over at Archaia have announced a special release for Free Comic Book Day: Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, & Other Stories, and let me tell you I am excited about this book. As you probably remember last month I reviewed Mouse Guard and a number of other comics from Archaia and I especially liked Mouse Guard and Rust. According to Archaia this 48-page hardcover book is appropriate for all ages and contains six original stories from several different creative teams. Based on the fine work I've seen from Archaia I'd definitely recommend picking up a copy of their FCB Day giveaway for your kids. Or even if you don't have kids, I mean, the stories are so good they can be appreciated by adults as well.

So what are you waiting around for? There's only so many hours left in the day! Get out there to your local comic book store and get some free goodies! And maybe treat yourself to something too. Speaking of which, I better get to my store....


  1. I do not know where they sell comics around here. Off to find out.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. In the other post today about Dark Horse there is a link to help you find a local store :)