The holiest of comic book nerd days has come once again. Free Comic Book Day! The first Saturday in May of every year the God of comic books, Archie, bestows upon us a selection of free comics so fans, new and old, might take in the wonder that is comic books. And as an extra added bonus, Archie has aligned the stars so that Iron Man 3 is released on the same weekend. So go see Iron Man 3 and swing by your comic book shop afterwards. You can get some free stuff while you engage in a healthy discussion about the movie. And give thanks to Archie.
I’m going to ignore the fact that Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day collide once again, and just list off some of the free comics that may be available at your local specialty shop.
Bongo Comics Free-For-All
The Simpsons comic icon Bongo brings us a collection of four stories and games. It looks to be a worthy pickup for any fan of the show.
Superman: Last Son of Krypton #1
This is a reprint of the comic by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, and Adam Kubert. It is the epic story of Superman fighting General Zod and his Phantom Zone cellmates. It is also going to contain a special preview of the upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel.
This is a Star Wars Dark Horse comic staring Darth Vader and Boba Fett to serve as a gateway drug to the rest of Dark Horse’s comic line.
The Walking Dead
What we have here is a collection of short stories featuring Tyrese, Michonne, The Governor, and Morgan. A must have for fans that contains stuff that you won’t find in the trade paperbacks.
Marvel brings us a preview issue for Jonathan Hickman’s megastory Infinity.
Judge Dredd Classics
Feel the love of the law in this reprint of old Judge Dredd stories.
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