May 16, 2012

Free Comic Book Day

I spent 2 hours Sunday reading through my haul. For the first time, my son and I participated in Free Comic Book Day.  I'd heard about it before, but I really didn't know what it was about. We went to a local comic book store soon after they had opened and stood in a line that spanned the entire store. We waited patiently, my son wide eyed at all the comics, and excited when he saw his beloved Sonic the Hedgehog. When we reached the front of the line, we asked for a pack for my son and a pack for me, and we left in comic heaven. After getting our free books (every store passes them out differently, but we got about 8 comics in each pack!), we retired to Starbucks to review and start reading our take aways!

I know some people have problems with comics, but for some of my students, it's the graphic novels that get them reading for the first time.

Free Comic Book Day is offered on the first Saturday in May every year.

If you are interested, please check out the official website after the jump:
Free Comic Book Day, http://www.freecomicday.com/

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!