For the past 15 years, Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May (7th). It’s the artistic industry’s way of saying thanks for your support and “Here, enjoy a comic book for free” from some 60 titles. It’s the one day a year to celebrate the art forms of comic books. It’s a great way to introduce children to reading, if you choose the right ones.

When I was a kid I liked Superman and Batman, but I loved the little known “Magnus, Robot Fighter” with its warning to humankind about the dangers of reliance on robots and technology making us physically and mentally soft.

In retrospect, I think they taught a “moral compass, right versus wrong” and reminds us of how good we can be.

I learned to draw people by mimicking Superman and learning that if you reign yourself in you can draw normal looking people too. I also loved drawing robots and that fueled my appreciation for technology through “Popular Science” and “Poplar Mechanics.” It fueled my imagination and inspired me to write. I gained a lot from comic books. Maybe you and yours will too.

Getcha some.

 

Saturday, May 7th, Free Comic Book Day at:

 

THE LOFT COLLECTIBLES, COMICS & GAMES

110 East Lincoln Way

Unit C

Cheyenne, WY, 82001

(307) 514-2175

Store ID: 9971

 

 

GAME CROSSING

221 W 1St Street

Casper, WY, 82601

(307) 265-6160

Store ID: 10625