Stan Lee backs Free Comics Book Day on 3rd May

Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee is backing this year’s Free Comic Book Day in a promotional video to highlight this year’s comics giveaway in comic shops across the world, taking place on Saturday 3rd May.

This year there are 60 free comics that are available to choose from for both kids and adults. British publishers involved include 2000AD, and the free comics from US publishers include Guardians of the Galaxy, Spongebob, DC’s The New 52: Futures End, Teen Titans Go, Transformers vs. GI Joe, Power Rangers, Hello Kitty and more.

• For more information about Free Comic Book Day, go to Also you can use the store locator at, to find participating comic shop in your area.  


The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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