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Free comics for all!

Tomorrow, May 2, is the eighth annual Free Comic Book Day “ the best day of the year for comic book fans. Participating comic book shops across the country will be offering a selection of free issues to their customers, ranging from superhero comics such as Wolverine: Origin of an X-Man to kiddie fare such as a special Disney/Pixar Cars book.

Stores across the nation are hosting events to celebrate, featuring author appearances, book signings, and more. In Toronto, the biggest party will be at The Beguiling from noon to 5 p.m. This year the shop has teamed up with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival to produce a special comic book, titled Comics Festival!, featuring cartoonists who will be exhibiting at the TCAF next weekend (May 9-10) “ many of whom will also be at the store’s Free Comic Book Day event.

To find your nearest participating comic book store, use the store locator on the main page of the Free Comic Book Day site (even though it says to enter a zip code, your postal code will work just fine).