Free Comic Book Day 2017 presented an opportunity for curious comic book fans to dip their feet in the fresh waters of titles offered for free from major comic book publishers. One month later, DC Comics expanded on the annual event occurring every first Saturday in May. Last Saturday was Wonder Woman Day. This event, which supported Warner Bros.’s Wonder Woman released last Thursday, offered another set of free comic books. DC Comics made Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 available free of charge on hopes of gaining new readers on the title who were influenced to read WW comics following their viewing of Wonder Woman this past weekend.
Brian Villar, a local retailer at A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida witnessed both FCBD and Wonder Woman Day firsthand. “I think with Free Comic Book Day, there’s an influx of new readers with the new movies comics out,” Villar explains, “It’s one of those entry level things. I think these [free comic book] events say, ‘Hey, if you like this movie, come read the start where [these characters] come from.’”
A Comic Shop is located at 114 South Semoran Boulevard in Winter Park. For more information on their events and promotions visit their Facebook page.