Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comics on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialist shops around the world give away comic books – and this year, for this first time, we are very pleased to have some free comics from Forbidden Planet to give away at some of our libraries.
Participating libraries will have a poster advertising they are taking part. It’s first come, first served, so if you are an avid comic fan, visit one of the participating libraries – Shepherds Bush, Fulham and Hammersmith Library – on Saturday 2 May to pick up your special free copy.
What are we giving away? DC Comics: Divergence
A first look at upcoming storylines, featuring three 8-page previews for the June releases of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman, as well as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s launch of the “Darkseid War” within Justice League featuring the biggest villains in the DCU – Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, and Gene Luen Yang’s DC Comics debut with celebrated artist John Romita, Jr on Superman.
Why not join the library and check out the graphic novel collection at the same time? If there’s something in particular you’re looking for, check the catalogue in advance to find out where it’s in stock.
Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush libraries both have great collections (with several full length series at Hammersmith), and Askew Road and Fulham Library have a whole batch of newly ordered stock on the way as a result of asking customers and comic book aficionados what they would like to see – watch out for updates on Twitter, and Happy Free Comic Book Day!
[Rachel and Zena]