Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotional event by the North American comic book industry to create new fans and reward the old, takes place on the first Sunday of every May. Click here for to find the store closest to you by entering your postal code and read on for a guide on how to celebrate National Comic Book Day if you're in NY.
Across the country today free comics first serve basis. Comic book stores and participating libraries will offer each participant one comic book. The number one comic up for grabs today is "The Avengers, Age of Ultron Point One." Also being offered are "The Simpsons," "SpongeBob SquarePants," Peanuts, "Star Wars," "Transformers," "Yo Gabba Gabba," Animal Planet, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Burt Ward: Boy Wonder," Superman, The Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man, Donald Duck and "Witchblade" comic books.
Before you pick your free comic, take a look at this list of the five best and worst comic books being offered today, via toplessrobot.com.
In New York City, the Mid-Manhattan library will be giving out free comic books starting at 1 pm. If you want to score a second comic book at the library like the library's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and you may receive a second free give-away.
If you're in Massachusetts, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, where free comics will be up for grabs from 2 to 4:20 pm. The museum is currently running a comic book exhibition, titled "Heroes Your Mom Threw Out."