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Free Comic Book Day returns for Saturday, May 6, 2023

On the first Saturday of May, comic book shops across Canada and the United States set out stacks of comics, including manga, to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. This year, the event falls on Saturday, May 6th, 2023.

A rotating roster of colourful preview magazines (these aren’t actual full-fledged books) entice young and old for classics like Spider-Man and The Avengers, manga from Japan, to works by independent artists and newcomers on the scene. Its great way to get into an old favourite or start something new.

As in previous years, there’s a few manga previews up for grabs on Saturday.

  • Choujin X written and illustrated by Sui Ishida and Rooster Fighter written and illustrated by Sui Ishida from Viz Media
  • Animal Crossing: Deserted Island Diary by Kokonasu ★ Rumba and Kirby Manga Mania by Hirokazu Hikawa from Viz Media
  • SHAMAN KING: FLOWERS by Hiroyuki Takei and Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun by Osamu Nishi from Kodansha

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

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