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Comic books have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks to film series revolving around The Avengers, X-Men and Superman. But with hobby reading in general going down nationwide, how can comic book shops ensure that younger generations will be interested in the adventures of Batman or Archie?
That's where Free Comic Book Day comes in. Held the first Saturday each May (that's tomorrow!), the national holiday for four-color connoisseurs started in 2002 to expand comic book awareness and appreciation. Now, though, it's grown into a full-fledged carnival, with shops all over the country giving away thousands of free books and hosting fun events to entice both new readers and longtime devotees. This year, retailers will be offering up to 60 official Free Comic Book titles, some of which are kicking off new series or are destined to become collectors' items.
It's kind of awesome, and if you don't believe us, you can ask Marvel Comics god Stan Lee:More »