Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

National Free Comic Book Day hoping to get more kids into reading

If you have ever wondered "when is Free Comic Book Day" this year or any year, try to remember that it always falls on the first Saturday of May, just like the Kentucky Derby.

On May 4th, multiple comic book stores here in town will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day.

Eastbourne's own Scorch Comics, in Grove Road, will be marking the occasion by giving away hundreds of free comics, hosting both a cosplay contest and a sign and sketch event featuring world-famous artists and industry legends.

"Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into a store because you never know what you will end up finding", Manzella said.

This year's iteration in the U.S. features a total of 51 title sponsors, including Riverdale, the comic based on the Netflix series based on the Archie comic series.

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A full list of comic books announced can be found here.

Stadium Comics will also have tons of free stuff available and a 25 percent discount off everything in the store.

Striker Force 7 is a new story, created by Cristiano Ronaldo and superhero creator, Sharad Devarajan, and the comic book is based on the animated series now in production.

How many comics you can score will depend on how many the store has to give away, how many visitors they get and how many people get there before you, among other factors. It happens every first Saturday in May.

A comic book can teach kids about superheroes or fun characters but they can also encourage kids to read. If your local shop didn't make the list, check with the store to see if they have any other special events planned.

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