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The Evolution of Free Comic Book Day At The Comics Club

The Evolution of Free Comic Book DayAt The Comics Club The best comic book day of the year keeps getting better By The Comic Book Pusher
Take Christmas and your birthday, add a dash of treasure hunt and put it all in a blender. Pour the mix into a comic book store and you’ll have yourself a counter culture “national holiday” known among true believers as Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).  Yes my fellowpanelologists,FCBDis once more nearly upon us and I’ve felt the excitement building among our customers for weeks. I have to confess, even though I have been putting on The Comics Club’s Free Comic Book Day Celebration since the event began in 2002, for me it never grows old. I still get excited about it year in and year out. For those of you new to the world of comic books, the event is the brainchild of Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California. It happens every year on the first Saturday in May. Most comic book stores across the country and around the world take part on some level…
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