Whether you're a fan of DC Comics or a follower of Marvel, both sides of the comic book publishing house war can agree on one thing—you're all nerds. But the other thing that the embattled sides can agree on is that, come the first Saturday in May, all shall rejoice for it is Free Comic Book Day.
But comic book themes aren’t relegated to just superheroes or Archie and the gang. Everything from popular film and television shows, to video games, to more serious issues are conveyed through the medium of illustration. (Take, for example, the Persepolis series, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her childhood in Iran during and after the revolution.)
Every year, comic book stores and related businesses celebrate the genre with giveaways, special issues, and related events. Major publishers (DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, and more) will offer free comics for fans to enjoy at Free Comic Book Day. Here's a map of the participating San Francisco stores you should check out posthaste.
The mapped points have been listed in geographical order, from the most north to the most south.