By Kevin Schaefer
For those of you who don’t know, Free Comic Book Day is basically a second Christmas for geeks. Every year, comic shops across the nation give out dozens of free issues to regular customers and newcomers alike, providing the opportunity for a new generation of readers to experience the wonderful world of comic books.
This year was a special one for the folks at Ultimate Comics, the same people who put on both the Oak City Comicon and NC Comicon, as it was the first FCBD for their Raleigh location. People were already lined up early in the morning, and both locations remained packed throughout the day. Much like a regular convention, the event featured local creators, cosplay galore, live music and more books than the number of Avengers past and present. For a glimpse of what took place, check out Ultimate’s Facebook page for some stellar photos: https://www.facebook.com/UltimateComicsRaleigh/photos?ref=page_internal.