Comic books take the spotlight at county libraries Saturday

Comic books take the spotlight at county libraries Saturday

Comic books take the spotlight at county libraries Saturday

The event - which takes place the first Saturday of every May - is a way for lapsed comic-book fans to reconnect with the world of graphica. It's exactly what it sounds like - it's a day where participating comic book shops across the USA give away comic books FOR FREE. In addition to comic books, free food, drinks and t-shirts will also be available. City leaders said Smash Comics and the arts festival worked peacefully and cooperatively to make sure both events can coexist and be successful.

They will be open from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. and will offer free comic books as well as Free Comic Book Day bags, buttons, stickers and more. So, make sure you call the store you'd like to go to and confirm with them. Some of the comic book creators present will be sketching attendees, so this is your chance to see what you would look like as a comic book character. "We're excited about having interesting, exciting programs for kids and reminding people of all the great things we offer".

"I've come to know a lot of the customers personally and I care about a lot of them and so it'd be hard just to leave that", said Lohn.

Further afield in Catonsville, Cosmic Comix will cut up to 50 percent on back issues, have trades and graphic novels for $7, and host Marvel and DC artist Chris Marrinan to sign his books.

Some may think that there is never anything that you can get for free, but that isn't true on the first Saturday in May each year.

Taiga Games will be holding special pricings on other comics and games throughout the day. Free Comic Book Day is a joint venture between Diamond Comic Distributors, publisher, and retailers. Additionally, there are story arcs within each series, kind of like television seasons in a show. You can also talk with your friendly neighborhood comic book store employee.

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