It used to be that comics were strictly reserved to the misfits and the nerds of society, but that is most certainly no longer the case. The folklore realm of superheroes is now a mainstay of our pop culture and pretty much saturates the mainstream of modern entertainment.
Batman, Superman, Spiderman, every one of The Avengers, all found their humble beginnings on the pages of comic books before growing into the big-screen behemoths we know and love today. Sure, comic books don't have quite the same impact IMAX 3d has on your eyeballs, but there is something to be said about the tangible quality and artistry only achieved though comics.
Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity to get your not-so-secret-anymore nerd on and check out where it all began, or add to your already growing collection. Every year, comic book stores from all over celebrate the world of comics by giving away a whole range of titles, for zero dollars. That's definitely less than the price of a movie ticket, jussayin'.
He just starred his first solo film Spider-Man film and boy, did he kill it as Peter Parker. The rest of the world justifiably loves him just as much and we all have that friend who has this massive, borderline unhealthy, but totally understandable obsession with him.
He's going to be filming the movie adaptation of the sci-fi novel Chaos Walking afterjust having wrapped Avengers: Infinity War Part I. His co-star is actually none other than Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in Episode VII of Star Wars.
All you have to do is show up at one of the participating comic book shops, and reap your reward. Shops each have control over which (and how many) comics are free, but you're guaranteed at least one per shop.
Tons of Montreal independent comic shops are participating; in order to find the one closest to you, check out the map right here.