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Ahhh, to be a child again and to be able to sit back with a comic book, a bottle of soda pop and not a worry in the world.

You are never to old to enjoy a good comic book, but the worrying part, well that takes time to cure. (I hear Xanax helps.)

Put away those pills and financial reports, and transport yourself back to the glory days of your youth on Free Comic Book Day, which is this Saturday. (If you aren't into comics, then take the kids, grandkids or nieces and nephews instead.)

Here is some info on FCBD from the FAQ on their Web site:

1. What is "Free Comic Book Day?"
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.

2. When is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day will take place on May 6, 2006 .

3. Are they really free?

4. Is every comic book store in the world doing this?
If you're asking about convenience stores with a spinner rack of comics in a corner somewhere, the answer is no. This event celebrates the independent comic book specialty stores, thousands of which exist in North America alone. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, and related products.

While we hope every one of these stores will take part, each store will determine on its own whether or not to participate.


14. Can I grab any comic I want?
Stores will be giving away special comics for the event – you cannot simply take any comic book from the rack. Click on “The Comics” to see the twenty eight different comics being given away for free.

Here is a list of sponsors giving away free comics: The Comics.

I looked for local businesses participating in this event and I found only one: Hastings Books Music & Video store. I then called up Hastings and verified that they are indeed participating in FCBD this Saturday.

To find a list of participating stores in your area, click here on the FCBD locator.

See you in the comic section on Saturday!