Save the date — Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic shops and libraries in NYC, across North America, and around the world give away comic books absolutely free. The Mid-Manhattan branch of the NY Public Library is one of those participating, and will be giving away comics on a first come, first serve basis — one single comic book per customer, starting at 1:00 PM. But you should be on line well before that, before supplies run out. The comic book giveaway is on the first floor. Just look for the tables by the elevators. Click here for a full list of participating comic shops and libraries in NYC and around the USA on the Free Comic Book Today website. The Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL is on Fifth Avenue, across from the Main Branch with the two lions out front.