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Get a freebie on Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is coming May 7.

Participating comic book and specialty stores will have a selection of comic books that visitors can take for free.

Store owners buy the comics at cost, then offer them free to store visitors. Each store has its own rules about how many free comic books you can take, but no purchase is required. Retailers decide how many free books to stock and which titles. This year’s free selection includes editions from “Archie,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Dr. Who,” “Pokemon,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Assassin’s Creed,” “Attack on Titan” and “Suicide Squad.”

The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002. It’s observed every year on the first Saturday of May as a way to build interest in comics and the stores that sell them. It’s done in conjunction with Diamond Comic Distributors.

For a list of participating stores, visit