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Free Comic Book Day is an annual event aimed at developing this area and attracting new readers. Hundreds of stores distribute funny comics to passers-by and visitors for free.


Comic sketches first appeared in America in 1892. But the popularity of this genre came in the 1920-1930s. From this time begins the «golden era» of comics, which have become integral part of American culture. «Mickey Mouse», «Donald the Duck», which belong to comics, were created.

Comic book genres began to expand: detectives, superheroes, horror, romance, fantasy. But comics began to lose popularity, although their topics cover the entire spectrum of human life. To support the culture and popularity of this genre, a free comics’ day was organized – no one minds getting a free edition.

Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts about this genre and about this holiday.

  1. Comic books’ homeland is Europe.
  2. The most popular comics are about superheroes.
  3. American scientists have proven that reading superhero comics helps children develop memory.
  4. Following the example of the USA, Austrian, Swiss, German companies have also started a free comic book day, choosing the second Saturday in May.

When is Free Comic Book Day celebrated in 2022?

Free Comic Book Day is observed on the first Saturday in May each year.