Monday, April 09, 2007

Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 5th, 2007
Yes! It's that time of year again! Free Comic Book Day, an annual event that happens the first Saturday in May!

For those who don't know what this fantastic event is about, a brief summary: FCBD is a North America wide event where comic book stores get together with publishers and distributors to give away comic books. Specially printed books by dozens of publishers are made just for this event. It is an effort to bring back the fun in reading and collecting comic books. This idea was the brain child of Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics, who managed to bring the idea to Diamond Comic Distributors, and then eventually the major publishers Marvel and DC. The idea was well received by retailers and fans, where ever it was brought up for discussion. The first Saturday in May, 2002, was chosen for the inaugural launch and it was a resounding success!

We haven't looked back since! Here in London, Ontario, L.A. Mood Comics & Games makes it an even better event by teaming up with 4 other stores in town for an exclusive Comic Shop Crossover!!!! Pick up a passport at any of the 5 participating stores, and get your passport stamped at each of the 5 participating stores, drop it off at the last store, and you will have a chance to win one of many prizes donated by those awesome stores!!! Free comics! Prizes! Sales! I heard a rumour that Superman will put in an appearance at L.A. Mood's between 11 and 3!!! Awesome!

Passports are
now available at the following stores:

L.A. Mood Comics & Games, 350 Richmond St.
Heroes, 179 Dundas St.
The Comic Book Collector, 610 Dundas St.
Neo Tokyo: The Anime Store, 610 Dundas St.
Worlds Away, 666 Dundas St.

You can check out photos from past Free Comic Book Days at L.A. Mood's, by clicking on one of the photos in the flikr badge in the sidebar or here. We also have this awesome countdown clock counting down the days, hours and minutes to Free Comic Book Day! You can also check out this website that is dedicated to all things FCBD at If you have enjoyed FCBD or Comic Shop Crossover in the past, please feel free to leave a comment about what a great time you had, so we can pass this message on to others, and definitely send your friends a link to this page, so they can know about FCBD, too!

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