Last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day. We went to my local comic book shop and picked up my standing orders and the kids also got to pick up their own free comic book. We were there around lunch time and the place was already packed. There were a lot of regulars and new readers alike picking up the free comic books.
It's a good thing for the industry to attract new readers as comic book stories, both the superhero and non-superhero comic books alike are enjoying great popularity both in the movies and television. And, instead of enjoying the stories passively on the screen, why not have a whole new generation discover the books on the page.