It's a big weekend in the wonderful world of comics, as Saturday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day. You can find your nearest participating comic book shop here, and, if you need any suggestions for what to pick up, Chris Sims has a few here. And, because it's a weekend during convention season, there's also a big comic book convention this weekend, the Toronto Comics Art Festival, for which we've got a guide right here.

Oh, and I think there might be a movie of some interest to some comic readers in theaters this weekend...?



-Boom's 2012 Free Comic Book Day offering: Adventure Time

-Jim Lee's gatefold cover for DC Comics-The New 52 FCBD Edition, featuring Leaguer-on-Leaguer violence


-Anna Goellner has a gallery of photos of creators from last weekend's Stumptown Comics Fest... although based on sharp Batton Lash (above) is dressed, I think maybe this belongs below in the "Fashion" category instead of up here under "Conventions"


-Avengers co-founder Janet Van Dyne, better known as the winsome Wasp, obviously didn't make the cut for the movie line-up...but she was certainly a contender at one point



-Here are some more images of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes characters, including images of The Joker, Lex Luthor and Hal Jordan caught in the middle of...dancing? Or posing? Or...?


-Hot Toys keeps rolling out disturbingly accurate-looking 1/6 scale toys based on The Avengers movies. This time? Chris Hemsworth's Thor, who looks like he could use a shave.


-This week's Avengers-themed Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)

-Romance Was Born's Marvel-sponsored designs for Australian Fashion Week are awesome... and kinda terrifying. They're terrifysome!

Real life:


-Chris Haley's alternate Avengers movie posters, include a 1980s version and one featuring female equivalents of the characters in the movie

-The only thing better than Wolverine meeting Freddie Mercury, is Wolverine meeting Freddie Mercury over and over and over and...