Comic stores celebrate the day by offering deals and inviting comic creators to sign for their fansâ€”like Dr. Volts offering up to 50 percent off everything and artist Kat Martin signing comics from 1 to 4 p.m. Dr. Volts, 2043 E. 3300 South, SLC, 801-485-6114.
If they run out of the free comics you're looking for at Dr. Volts (and they go fast), jet over to Black Cat Comics, 2261 Highland Dr. Suite A, SLC, 801-461-4228.
Other places to check out:
Night Flight Comics, 210 E. 400 South (Library Square), SLC, 801-532-1188. Hastur Games & Comics, 6831 S. State Street, SLC, 801-352-2605. Hint: Hastur is actually known better for its games than comics, but they will still have the full stash of free comics and the Green Lantern will be making an appearance at the store to take pics with the kids. Game Haven, 1609 W. 9000 South, West Jordan, 801-232-9500 Hee Bee Gee Bees, 2574 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-392-5094; 1986 N. Hill Field Road, Layton, 801-779-4965 Dragons Keep, 260 N. University Ave., Provo, 801-373-3482.
And now, on to the comics. Here's what I'll definitely be scooping up this Free Comic Book Day.
Apparently, this book is leading up to the biggest Spider-man epic in years. Plus, it has plenty of white space if you ever meet Dan Slott or Humberto Ramos and get them to sign it. But best of all, Spider-man fights Spider Woman. Click here for a preview.
Darkwing Duck & Chip Dale Rescue Rangers
You might have this one already, since it sold out. But if you were unlucky enough to relive these '90s Disney cartoons in comic form, Boom! is rereleasing it just for Free Comic Book Day. Click here for a preview.
Misadventures of Adam West
He was the best Batman we've had yet, and he's a man who really enjoys his taffy. In this book he goes on a wild adventure with a mystical amulet. Yes, really. Click here for a preview.
Pep Comics featuring Betty & Veronica
Much like Waffle-hair himself, I can't decide between these two beauties. 32 pages of Betty and Veronica for free. Who can ask for more? Click here for a preview.
Deadliest Sharks & Prehistoric Predators
Look at the cover. Nuff said. Click here for a preview.