I don't even bother now.
But it seems to me that if you really want to showcase and sell someone on comic books, a whopping stack of free comics with a variety of titles to show our range in this medium would be a way to rope someone in.
As it stands now, I do enjoy fcbd offerings but find myself having to look around for post-sales on stacks of a certain year's worth of fcbd.
Should a few companies just get together like a Shonen Jump and put all their samplings in an anthology format and give those away for free?
I think I'd actually like Free Comic Book Day better if a person, (myself), could actually go into a shop and get a free stack of comics instead of having to choose just one. So I skipped it this year. Too painful and too much of a tease! Plays with my emotions maaaan.
I've barely made it to last few and those I left the store with barely a whimper because most of the good stuff was taken or as I said they only let you grab 1 book. Honestly imo, you really want to sell someone on comic books? Don't give them a tidbit, give them a stack and a variety. Really let them sample and pleasure our medium. Whoa...that did not come out right! But yea I've been turned onto more indie publishers like Top Shelf books, (now I'm a fan and a wannabee submitter), as well as a few other gems.
Alright, tell me how many different ways I'm wrong Outhouse. You know you want to!