The first Saturday in May gets Colorado geeks excited. With less than a week to go, fans are planning their Saturday around Free Comic Book Day 2016. This year’s event celebrates the 15 year anniversary of encouraging people of all ages to dive into the world of comic books. For the newbies and the veterans, Free Comic Book Day is always popular. It is all about the fun and the mission, as the event is to promote literacy and comics as an art form.
Comic book stores all around the world give out free comics to everyone who comes in to their stores. It is an event not to be missed. Many shops will have comic artists stopping by to sign autographs and chat, and not doubt there will be cosplay going on. This day always has something for everyone, and any fans of pop culture need to get out to support their local comic shops.
‘Firefly’ fans take note. Alan Tudyk is giving away for free the first issue of ‘Spectrum’ comic from his hugely successful webseries with Nathan Fillion, ‘Con Man’. It is described as “our planet has been ravaged by two alien attacks and life on Earth is very different. Captain James Raaker is tasked with cleaning it up, but this is just a set-up to destroy everything he loves and quite possibly life on Earth itself!” The four-issue series is written by Tudyk himself, and novelist/producer PJ Haarsma, and with artwork by Sarah Stone.