This Saturday, May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day. As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.
It is a great way to get into comics if you're not already a big comic book reader, and it's a good way to see some stuff you wouldn't ordinarily pick up if you are already a comic book fan.
Here is the awesome list of books that you will be able to get for absolutely free.
And here is the list of participating stores in the Cincinnati area:
I've been to 5 of these 6 stores and believe me when I say they are very friendly places. You will usually find that the owner of a comic book store is the staff of that store and they tend to be passionate about not just comic books, but also helping people find what they are interested in. Whether you are looking for something specific and obscure or if you don't really know what you want, comic book store owners usually bend over backward to help you out. They are really great local businesses to support.