Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book that they’ll love. Every year, on the first Saturday in May (May 5th), the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops.
These are the hubs of our community, where fans can come together and discover new comics, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of commonality.
Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day world-wide .
This marks the 13th FCBD for Gifts for The Geek and once again will be giving away five free comics to every person who stops by. No strings attached!
For those who are only just starting their comic book journey, no stress. There are plenty of introductory resources available – simply check out Free Comic Book Day websites, and social media comes with plenty of recommendations and introductory guides for a range of comic book topics, genres and franchises. Undoubtedly Gifts for The Geek will also have some of their own favourites to recommend.
Whether you’re an avid fan or a comic book newbie, it is well worth swinging past the store to pick up a free comic book. The store has plenty of other things to check out while you’re there – a wide range of band merch, records, T-shirts and comic book merchandise are also available, along with a number of comic books and graphic novels for those wanting to take home more than one story from the day.
Gifts for the Geek is located at 153-155 Ryrie Street, Geelong.