It’s almost time when the time is here,
The time that’s only once a year.
We can hardly wait, ’cause it’s so near.
-Traditional Woodland Critter Tune
This Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day, and here’s the deal on what Forbidden Planet NYC has planned for this year’s festivities.
First off, if you’re not familiar with FCBD, it’s an annual event on the first Saturday of May wherein participating comic shops all over the world give away comic books for FREE. Forbidden Planet has participated in FCBD since its inception and has given away hundreds of thousands of comics on this special day.
Each year publishers produce comic books intended to be given away that day- often samplers of what they normally publish, or reprints/previews of first issues and jump-on points of established series. The full list of what’s available this year can be seen here: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981
Forbidden Planet NYC will be giving randomly assorted bags of up to twenty books per bag, starting at 9am, May 4th. All ages bags will also be provided as this is a family-friendly event and there’s little else we like more than comics in the hands of a new generation of readers. We will do so as supplies last, so remember to ARRIVE EARLY.
What’s more, all comic books and graphic novels in stock will be ON SALE at 15% OFF for the entire day!!!
The shop opens, and our Free Comic Book Day festivities begin at 9am and run until we close at 12 midnight. I encourage you to come by, pick up some free swag, mebbe check out the new shop (we moved almost a year ago!) and save some dough on new reading material.
Hope to see you, and hope you enjoy!