The only thing better than new comic book day is Free Comic Book Day — and today, you get both. The mainstream and indie publishers have a raft of brand-new, free comics just waiting for you to come pick them up at participating shops. There are titles for every age group — from Riverdale, the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa written tie-in to the CW TV series of the same name, to the relaunch of '60s cartoon superhero, Underdog — with superheroes and sci-fi classics strongly represented. Star Clipper (1319 Washington Avenue; www.fantasybooksinc.com) celebrates the day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with raffle tickets distributed to those lined up outside starting at 9:45 a.m.; winner gets one free comic a week for the next year. The Wizard's Wagon (6388 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.thewizardswagon.com) has Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, DJ BaconBeatz and a flapjack apprentice of Dr. Dan the Pancake Man working the room throughout the day. Admission to free comic book day is free.
Price: free admission