Free Comic Book Day – tomorrow

I’m interrupting your usual Peanuts-y news for a reminder that the first Saturday in May – and as I type this, that’s tomorrow – is Free Comic Book Day. Odds are pretty good that if you walk into a comic book store tomorrow, you’ll be able to walk away with absolutely free comics. The selection and quantity will vary from store to store, but most shops will have at least free AvengersPower RangersDC Superhero GirlsDoctor WhoDisney PrincessRiverdaleTransformers and Pokemon comics, among others. And many will have SimpsonsBob’s BurgersSpider-ManAdventure TimeTank GirlMiraculousNightmare Before ChristmasStar WarsThe Tick, and Street Fighter comics… as well as plenty of comics that haven’t been based on or made transition to movies or TV (yet.)

So go to your local store, get some free comics, take them home and read them…. and if you like them, go back to the store and buy some further issues!

Discounted necessity

AAUGH Blog reader Jim points out that Only What’s Necessary, Chip Kidd’s second look at Peanuts materials that I reviewed (positively) here, is now at two-thirds off its $40 cover price over at

Discount on Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

The, oh, I’d say middle-school aimed, biography Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz is on sale today, $1.99 for the Kindle edition.  

Nat in San Diego

For those of you headed to San Diego for the 50th anniversary of what is now called Comic-Con International, I’ll be there most of Friday through Sunday. While you can flag me if there’s something of particular interest you want to discuss, here’s where you’ll be able to see me …