Spider-Man artist makes amazing effort to save a child’s life. Amazing Spider-Man artist John Romita Jr. is spending the next 36 hours continuously sketching Spider-Man in New York to raise money to help pay for his two-year-old niece’s battle with cancer. I’m pleased to see a comic book artist striving to be a role-model and a hero. If any MeFi members in NYC are going to check this out, I'd be interested in reading your comments.
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4th, both in the United States and around the world (even Brunei). FCBD offers a variety of comics to help attract new readers and ride the wave of publicity from the Spider-Man movie. Does the offer of a free comic seem likely to bring you into a comic store? Will this have an impact on the general public's perception of comics?