Three free books, one day only
Usually, we here at About Comics really like celebrating April Fools Day... but frankly, it's not a time to encourage people to confuse the truth with hoaxes. So this year, we're making it April Frees Day instead, offering everybody three free ebooks to download: one book of comics, one book of comics history, and one comedic novel.
The Factor is an alternative look at a costumed hero, featuring over 20 short stories, all written by Nat Gertler (who got his first Eisner nomination for this work.) Artists on the tales include Huntress co-creator Joe Staton, acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Adam Rex, Cynicalman's Matt Feazell, Finder's Carla Speed McNeil, Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston, Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero's Ted Slampyak, and many more.
They Called Him Sparky: Friends' Reminiscences of Charles Schulz is a heavily-illustrated collection of writings about the creator of Peanuts from people who knew him through the Church of God, mainly in the years around the start of Peanuts.
Loxfinger is the first of Sol Weinstein's four acclaimed spy parody novels featuring Israel Bond, Oy-Oy 7. This story, expanded from the version that appeared in Playboy (when the magazine was also running tales of a certain other Bond), tells of Oy-Oy 7 being called on to guard the nation’s great benefactor, the generous but odd Lazarus Loxfinger. Is there more to Loxfinger than meets the eye? Bond aims to find out, even if doing so requires sleeping with dozens of exotic beauties!
All of these books are available as PDFs (and Loxfinger as an epub) at http://www.aboutcomics.com/wp/free-books-for-april-frees-day-2020 through the end of the day.
As we said, these ebooks are all free, no strings attached... but if you want to say "thank you", do it by supporting your local comic shop! Call them up and ask if you can buy store credit (or a gift card) over the phone with a credit card now. That way, they have cash on hand to get through the current struggles, and when they do, you'll have credit with which to buy the comics that you were going to buy anyway. Everybody wins!