Try something new at Free Comic Book Day | Arts & Culture
The annual Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow and local comic book shops are ready to hand out thousands of comic books in celebration of this unique American art form.
The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002 and since then shops around the world have joined the fun. Comic book publishers sponsor the event and provide certain books at cost for local shops to give away for free. The number of comics you can get varies at each location, but the objective is the same. To get people reading and enjoying comic books.
Both locations of the Comic Book Shop and Merlyn's will be hosting a variety of activities on Saturday, May 4th as part of Free Comic Book Day. Both businesses will be visited by the 501st Legion, a group dedicated to costumes and characters of the Star Wars franchise.
The Comic Book Shop will be offering free chocolate dipped pretzels to go with your free comic while the snacks last. Merlyn's will feature local artists and the Boy Scouts will be on hand selling ice cream to raise money for summer camp. The festivities will continue in Sunday at Merlyn's as they are expecting a second shipments of comics to give away.
You can grab a free comic book at local comic book shops this Saturday, May 4th, all day starting at 11 a.m.
The Comic Book Shop
3207 N. Division
Northtown Mall, 4750 N. Division
19 W. Main