The first Saturday in May is a comic book lover's dream. It's Free Comic Book Day, and this year, 60 different titles are going to be given out to the public by comic book sellers. Among the selections up for grabs are Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a manga version of "Les Miserables."
Frank Hussey of Danger Room Comics on Fourth Avenue in downtown Olympia thinks the event is crucial to fight back against negative perceptions and to bring in new readers.
Despite such a sea change comics have gone through, theres still this stigma that people who read them are obsessive fan boys or are idiots, but that perception isnt true, said Hussey. You have to put the comic in someones hand for them to see the possibilities.