Free comics for all

Put that dollar bill away. This Saturday Superman, X-Men, Hellboy and other popular comics give back to their fans, and hopefully create new fans, during Free Comics Day.

All day tomorrow participating stores throughout the city will be celebrate the ridiculously muscular, the brightly-colored, the broodingly mysterious, and genuinely thought-provoking things that go on in strips read around the world. So get out of your box (aka studio apartment). Local stores offering freebies include Big Brain Comics (1027 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.4390) and the Source (1601 W. Larpenteur Ave., Falcon Heights; 651.645.0386). Check out Free Comic Book Day for more info and other locations.