Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3

Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Founded by Concord Comic Shop Owner

Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff in Concord is one of more than 2000 comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 3rd. That’s Free Comic Book Day when nearly five million comic books will be given away by participating retailers, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

The event was founded by Concord resident and Flying Colors owner Joe Field as a way to introduce more people to the fun of reading comics while also inviting back former comic readers and thanking those who currently support their locally owned independent comic shops. In 2013, Free Comic Book Day drew more than 1.2 million people to comic shops in nearly 60 countries, making it the world’s largest annual comic book event.

In addition to giving away thousands of comic books, Flying Colors Comics will host comic book artists on May 3, including acclaimed writer/artist Ted Naifeh (“Courtney Crumrin” from Oni Press) and Evan Stanley, artist of “Sonic the Hedgehog” comics published by Archie Comics.

“Free Comic Book Day showcases the diversity in comics today. Visitors to our store will see comics for readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults,” said Field. “I’m confident they’ll find stories and characters they’ll want to come back to week after week and month after month.”

"Comic books shops are also where the biggest ideas for other media come from," Field continued. "Take a look at the biggest movies, video games and TV shows and you’ll find their source is right here in comics. On Free Comic Book Day we shine a spotlight on the entertainment medium that has so much to offer to anyone wanting to be entertained by the stories and enlightened by the art. We invite everyone to come to this fun party!”

Cosplayers will also be here to take photos with fans and attendees are invited to come in their favorite comic character costumes.

More surprises will be announced soon!

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers,their free comics and other participating stores are all online at

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3 runs from 11am-7pm at Flying Colors Comics, Treat Boulevard at Oak Grove Road in Concord. More info is available on the Flying Colors Facebook page

Art from the 2014 FCBD T-Shirt, available at Flying Colors!