May 6th is Free Comic Book Day, a magical, annual event during which patrons can go to their local participating comic book store and receive special comics for free.

Most comic stores will also run special promotions and deals to celebrate and it's also just another wonderful opportunity to read, learn and explore.

Both Star Comics and Monster Lair Comics in Lubbock are participating in the event this year. This is a family-friendly event, and many of the titles are aimed at younger children.

Here's the list of potential available tiles. The thing to remember is that comic books stores do pay for these comics so quantities may be limited, first-come, first-served, and they may not have chosen to get every title on the list. I encourage everyone to go out to free comic book day, but to also spend a little on something you love. These are small local businesses that bring culture and fun to the 806 and they deserve our support.

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