Media Release -- VIZ Media delights comic book and manga (graphic novel) fans as it announces its participation in this year's Free Comic Book Day. Scheduled for May 4th, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign in the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores nationwide. Free Comic Book Day began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry's single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers should visit freecomicbookday.com to find a local participating retailer. VIZ Media will participate this year as a Gold Level Sponsor and will offer two FREE releases (available while supplies last) – a VIZ Kids comic sampler and a VIZ Media manga sampler.