Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 5! It's a one-day event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America, as well as around the world, give away free comic books to anyone who visits the shops. In addition to these awesome offerings, comic book fans will have the opportunity to pick up titles from DC Comics, Marvel, Manga, as well as a number of other publishers. It's a great opportunity to try something new you might not have read otherwise. This is also a terrific way to get kids to start reading more!

Locally, Palmer Chase of New England Comics located at 2184 Acushnet Avenue (next door to Ray's Pizza), will be on The Phil Paleologos Show on Friday morning at 9:30 am. Palmer will fill us in on what's going on with heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Batman, Doctor Who and the Power Rangers!

I'm sure Palmer will also tell us about any specials going on that day. There’s so many great free comics out this year for the event, and while we’d love to talk about each and every one, we'll probably have to narrow things down to the top favorites that you gotta check out this Free Comic Book Day!

Phil Paleologos is the host of the Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos.