What is Free Comic Book Day? FCBD is a single day, the first Saturday of May each year, where comic-book stores around the world give out comics for free (though rules may vary from store to store). FCBD celebrates the comic art-form and at the same time, gets more people interested in the medium.
As usual, I went down to Readers Den in Claremont just before 09:00 am with a couple of friends in order to get my share of the discounted figures, comics and graphic novels that would be on sale. Comparatively, there was a larger turn out last year but it was busy nonetheless as people rocked up for discounted goods, cos-play opportunities and the chance to win some cool prizes (which, sadly I didn’t win). I’m not entirely sure how many stores around the country were taking part in FCBD, though I’m sure there must have been quite a few. The only other place I checked out was Figure Fanatix, though by Comparison Readers Den was the place to be in Cape Town.
Luckily, I took the time to snap some shots of Saturday’s festivities. If you missed or didn’t know about FCBD – relax, there’s always next year. 🙂