Comics are enjoying a major resurgence of late, exposing thousands of non-comic-book fans to their exciting worlds, in large part thanks to the never-ending list of blockbuster films based on popular characters. Yet comics and graphic novels go so much deeper than Marvel’s megaheroes and villains. That’s where Free Comic Book Day comes in. Offering sample-sized issues of dozens of titles, the annual event — now in its 15th year — was created to reward longtime fans and hook newbies to the genre. With titles for all ages, six Spokane-area locations area offer free comics along with costume contests, sales and photo ops with special guests and local cosplayers.
— Chey Scott