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We'll be upfront -- we love comics.
We're excited about Iron Man 2's opening next week, we've been following the development of the Green Lantern and Captain America movies, and we're pretty proud of our complete collection of Ultimate Spider-Man trade paperbacks. Yet, if our zealous nature doesn't convince you to get into your local comic book shop, maybe this will; on May 1, many shops around the country will participate in Free Comic Book Day, where everyone gets at least one free comic.
Here's where the cynics say, "Meh. Comic books are for kids." Some are, for sure, but pick up an issue of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass (which the recent film was based on) and double check -- there are plenty of titles that appeal to adult audiences. In fact, some of the more mainstream titles like X-Men or Batman deal in far bigger issues than just thwarting a costumed villain.
But what if you've been out of the mix for a while and want to get back to reading your favorite titles? Here's some hot tips:
Need help finding your local comic book shop participating in the event? Head to the official Free Comic Book Day website for a store locator.