May 7 is Free Comic Book Day 2005

Get ready for the fourth annual Free Comic Book Day, coming May 7 to a comic book store near you. On this day, participating comic book retailers across North America and around the world will give comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.

The Free Comic Book Day site has a database of participating retailers so you can find one in your neighborhood. There is also a listing of scheduled appearances of comic book creators at select locations.

The comics to be given away are mostly special “Free Comic Book Day” editions issued by sponsoring publishers just for the one-day event. You can check out titles and cover images at the site.

Graphic novel evangelists may find some useful resources on the “New to Comics?” page.