Scott Sneddon is Senior Editor on SesayArts Magazine where he is also a critic and contributor.
When it comes to annual springtime freebies, what continues to be the best-kept secret in town? Free Comic Book Day, of course. Yes, it’s true… each year, the first Saturday in May is the day when major and minor comic book publishers alike (including Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Archie and many, many more) create special comic books that you and your children can pick up for free at your local comic book shop. Yes, you read that right — for free. For the past several years, Sesaya students have made a mid-afternoon post-music lesson trek up to Cyber City Comix, where each student has been able to pick up 5 free comic books — at absolutely no charge. We all know that children reading is a great thing. Free Comic Book Day is a great way to let your children make their own choices about what to read — and reading comics (which fuse the visual and the written) is an invaluable skill in our digital, image-rich world.
Thinking about taking your kids to Free Comic Book Day? Here’s a couple of tips that will help you:
Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther are crushing it at the box office, but here’s your chance to expose your children to the medium that spawned these heroes and so many others, and get them reading of their own volition . . . and do it all for free.
We at the Sesaya family are huuuuge comic book lovers. We hope you’ll take advantage of FCBD like we do. Who knows… maybe we’ll see you up at Cyber City Comix!
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What: Free Comic Book Day
Who: All ages
When: Saturday May 5, 2018
Where: Participating comic shop near you
© 2018 Scott Sneddon, Sesaya