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Today is Free Comic Book Day

There was once a time when comic books were associated only with über nerds wielding pocket protectors and taped horn-rimmed glasses. Not so much nowadays. These pictorial tales of fantasy, courage and a relatable underdog have been responsible for some of the highest-grossing films to date. Get in touch with your inner odds-beating hero or heroine as Free Comic Book Day hits the nation today. Head down to your favorite comic book store where you can snag your choice of several free comics, all for just walking into the place. For a complete list of participating stores near you, visit freecomicbookday.com. (Adam Fox)