Mark Hamill Plugs Free Comic Book Day 2015
March 17, 2015

Actor and longtime comic book fan Mark Hamill is encouraging fans to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd!

Known for his role as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, Mark has also been a part of the comic book culture as he played the voice of The Joker in various Batman animated TV shows, movies and video games. He is also making a return as the Trickster in new episodes of The Flash. He encourages fans to head to their local participating comic shop on the first Saturday in May to get free comic books!


  • Over 2,300 comic shops are participating across the country and around the world
  • Over 5.6 million comics will be given out for free
  • There are 50 free titles available to choose from
  • Comic shops also host special events for communities to take part in
  • FCBD is a great opportunity for those who have never read a comic before to check them out for free
  • FCBD is a family-friendly event as there are comics for readers of all ages available for free
  • You can see the 50 free comics and find participating comic shop at

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Remember you can find comic shops participating in FCBD using the store locator at


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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