I WILL SEE YOU IN THE FUNNY PAPERS
By Angela Garrity, Guest Blogger
Free Comic Book Day is looking a little different this year and “the event has officially been postponed until later this Summer”, according to the Free Comic Book Day website, but we refused to not celebrate this day in all its sequential storytelling glory.
Free Comic Book Day was plucked from the mind by Joe Field in 2001, while he was writing for a magazine of the comic industry. He noticed a resurgence of purchases in the wake of the flow of comic book franchise movies. He wanted to spread this fandom far and wide.
Field’s Spider-Sense was certainly tingling.
The first Free Comic Book Day was officially launched with the opening of the 2002 Spider-Man film in hopes of riding the wave of promotions going on about the film in the news and all media sources.
Not every year lines up for Free Comic Book Day and the release of a major motion picture, however. Sometimes it is a matter of destiny.
Comics do cost the retailers a small amount, however, they are given away by comic shops on Free Comic Book Day to help continue to drive interest in the beloved hobby. This is not only the day to explore a new comic from a local retailer but to also support them now more than ever by choosing to shop with them and by making a purchase. Many local shops are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but check to see if they are offering online sales and/or curbside pickup.
If you’re feeling adventurous, go to https://www.deathwishcoffee.com/pages/comics to get all three issues of Odinforce for free downloads and more comic related content.
From DC to Marvel, to independents and startups, spend some time today in between the creative pages of passage where art, storytelling, and imagination meet those who dare to wonder there.