I use to collect Mad Magazine comic books. I couldn’t wait until it arrived in the mail each month and after I was finished, I added that issue to my growing stack.
Somehow, my love of comic book reading diminished and I couldn’t tell you where my Mad stash is located.
My children enjoy reading and comic books have been found in their hands. They enjoy the traditional comics and have also read graphic novels of famous people like Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart and more.
If you have a non-reader in your home, then handing him a comic book may be a change and a great start to getting him on the “reading wagon.”
On Saturday, May 7, participating comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), which is held on the first Saturday in May each year. This celebration began in 2002 and has continued to grow becoming an international celebration. Most of the shop participants are independent stores, but there are enough of them where you are sure to find a comic book store near you (find a store) that is participating. According to the FCBD website, Comics Universe in Jackson is a participant in the event.
Each store will be giving away comic books according to its FCBD policies. It may be best to arrive early to get in on the best offerings, but also showing up towards the close of business may find a generous clerk ready to offer everything they have left for the day. Here is a list of some of the Gold and Silver comics that may be offered at a store near you.
Read more about Free Comic Book Day and find a participating store near you.
Contact Comics Universe at (731) 664-9131 for more information.