Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 5:08 p.m.
If seeing The Avengers on opening day inspires you to explore the world of comic books, there’s a perfect opportunity to do so on May 5, Free Comic Book Day. Cosmic Comics will be raffling off a copy of the original first issue of The Avengers from 1963 (no, not mint); Maximum Comics will have local artists sketching at both of its locations; Alternate Reality Comics will feature signings from comics creators; HellPop! in the Arts Factory will have local bands performing; and comics stores throughout Vegas will give away freebies and hold other special events. For more info and a full list of locations, visit freecomicbookday.com.