Free Comic Book Day is next week Saturday on May 2nd! Comic book stores all over the country are giving away free comics to kids that come into the store. The number of free comics and selection varies by store.
There wasn't much for little kids or girls last year. We ended up with Gyro Gearloose for our free comic which was ok for a three year old, but not all that exciting for us to read over and over again. The 2008 Free Comic Book Day promotion did get us into the store where we found one of our families favorite books, Disney Comics' The Classics Collection to buy. We totally bought into the promo, but as a dad and a teenage comic book nerd in the 1980's it was fun to go back into a store and we did get to share the original stories like Peter Pan and Snow White with our daughters without the all the princess/fairy tie-ins.
We're even more excited this year because there are more titles that little kids including Disney/Pixar's Cars, Owly and Friends, DC Kids Mega Sampler inlcuding the Tiny Titans, and Star Wars - The Clone Wars.
You can find out which comic book stores in your area on the Free Comic Book Day web site.
Here are the Madison, WI locations that are participating: