The stars have aligned and two of the best geek holidays have joined forces: May The Fourth (or Star Wars Day) and Free Comic Book Day.
Visit your local comic book store and pick up some free comics. While you’re there, show your support for their business by picking up a trade you’ve had your eye on. Have kids? Free Comic Book Day is the perfect way to get them excited about reading and comics, and a lot of stores will have special events aimed at children and families. You can find out more at FreeComicBookDay.com.
As for May The Fourth: Wear your favorite Star Wars gear, quote the movie, and tell everyone you meet “May The Fourth Be With You.” Many places are holding Star Wars-themed events, and a lot of online stores (including Her Universe and ThinkGeek) have special Star Wars promotions happening that day only.
What are you doing on May 4th? And which comic shop will you be stopping in? I won’t be able to make it out to one myself, which saddens me greatly. Let me know what you get so I can live vicariously through you!