Last week’s #FreeComicBookDay experiences.
Saturday 3rd May was Free Comic Book Day across the globe. I always have fond memories of Free Comic Book Day, but sad to say that the comic store I attended for the first few that I can remember has been closed for years. That’s why I was completely ok with the way my two local comic book stores handled the day.
Forbidden Planet, a large chain store, decided the fairest way to give away comics was to pop a small selection in a bag and give one bag to each person in the store, no purchase necessary. Our local independent comic store, Excelsior!, allowed each customer to select one comic book from the laid out range, on purchase of any item within the store. To me, this was more than fair and reflective of the situations of each store.
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