Do you love comic books, or are you perhaps comics-curious? Conversely, do you enjoy all those superhero films and want to give comics a try? Free Comic Book Day is your easiest point of entry into the four-color world of comics. All you need to do is go to a participating comic shop on the first Saturday in May — that's today — and collect the free books on offer. This year's crop of gratis offerings include the highly-anticipated revamp of Rom, an issue of the long-running indie comic Love and Rockets, and Tumblr's favorite hero, One Punch Man. Over at the new location of the Wizard's Wagon (6388 Delmar Boulevard, University City), you'll also enjoy a performance by Super Fun Yeah Yeah Rocketship and guest artists from the Ink & Drink Comics between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Downtown, Star Clipper (1319 Washington Avenue) is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it offers a "design a superhero contest" for the kids, the Keya & Renee Trivia Challenge and, of course, free comics. If you line up before 10 a.m. you get a raffle ticket that allows you to pick up three extra freebies. One ticketholder will win a free comic every week until next year's event. For the full list of this year's free comics and other participating venues, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
Price: free admission