Free Comic Book Day 2003

In less blood pressure raising issues, tomorrow is the second free comic book day. To raise the profile of the actual paper comics, these have always coincident with big comic movie openings, Spider-Man last year and X-Men 2 this year. Show up at a shop and they’ll give you a comic. There seems to be a good spread this year of genres, age levels, etc. You can get Archie or Batman Adventures for the younger kids, X-Men for those who dig the movies but have never read the comic and so forth. It’s good to see the comic industry trying to address the fact that fewer and fewer people even know they still
exist. I really like that they do this.