My local comics store, Comix Connection, at 6200 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050, really does FCBD right. In addition to author and artist appearances and a visit from the Star Wars costumed members of our local Garrison of Darth Vader's 501st Legion, Comix Connection owners Bill Wahl and Ned Senft use FCBD to gather food donations for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. If you just walk through the door on FCBD you get three free comics of your choice. But for every can of food you bring in for the Food Bank, you get an addtional free comic book! So donate a can of soup? Four free comics. Donate a 12-can case of beef stew? Fifteen comics.
It's a no-brainer. It's a win-win. It's a [insert your very own cliche here.]
So come out to Free Comic Book Day, either here in Mechanicsburg or wherever you might be. There's a comic store near you that can't wait to give you free stuff. And free is always good, right?
To find the comic store near you, call the Comic Locator at 1-888-COMIC BOOK or visit the Freee Comic Book Day website at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator