I’ve never been particularly into comics.  Surprising, I know, given my nerdiness, but I could never bring myself to cross over into Comic Book Guy territory (yikes!). Growing up, my wife’s older brother, in his collector-obsessive way, would make the siblings use tweezers to turn the pages of his comic books if they ever wanted to read them.

However, I was intrigued by the idea of Free Comic Book Day:

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

One day at a Barnes & Noble, I did find myself reading — and being thoroughly confused by — the Marvel Civil War comic books.  I wonder if I can score one of those, or maybe a Watchmen book tomorrow?

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