Free Comic Book Day is May 5th at Back to the Past!

National Free Comic Book Day Hits Saturday, May 5th at Back to the Past in Redford!

On May 5th, Back to the Past Pop Culture Warehouse, along with over two thousand comic book shops across North America and around the world will share the magic of comic books with their communities when they give out over 3.5 million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day, which marks its eleventh anniversary this year.

There’s literally a free comic book available for everyone’s taste, including such favorites as The Avengers, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers…there’s even a comic book on Animal Planet’s The World’s Most Dangerous Animals.

Comic book publishing heavyweights Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the many sponsors creating special titles for Free Comic Book Day 2012. The free books are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including action-packed super-hero stories featuring Superman and Spider-Man; sci-fi adventures set in the universes of Star Wars and Transformers; classic tales starring Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and Walt Disney’s Donald Duck; and great kids comics for younger fans featuring The Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Owly.

Along with free comics, Back to the Past will feature appearances of favorite super-heroes, and custom comic art balloons for the kids!

ABOUT BACK TO THE PAST POP CULTURE WAREHOUSE— Now in its twenty-third year, Redford Township-based Back to the Past has been in the business of serving pop culture fans in Southeastern Michigan for over twenty years.  Since 1990, BTTP has carried a full range of comic books, action figures, and movie & TV memorabilia – actually finding room to expand to a 13,000 square foot facility in the midst of the poor Michigan economy.  The company now serves an international fanbase via their online presence ( which features not only thousands of collectibles for sale, but also entertaining video and blog content & commentary.


ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its eleventh year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!


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C. Scott Lovejoy (@back2past) Scott may appear grouchy, but he's actually pretty cuddly and makes sure Back to the Past marches ever forward in the quest to bring you the best pop culture finds! Currently lurking somewhere around Crusader in the Stanton system.

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