Chosen by retailers on the FCBD Committee, there’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste – from Star Wars and Doctor Who, to the Avengers to Adventure Time and Disney Princesses. Alongside Carrington, Comics Etc. will also be hosting local comic book artists Caitlin Yarsky with her comic “Coyotes”, Jason Yungbluth with his “Weapon Brown”, and others. Diamond Comic Distributors, the primary distributor of comic books to North American comics specialty shops, oversees the event. Young patrons can get their faces painted for free between 11 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m.
Touch-A-Truck also proved to be a popular draw. Teeing up a story that begins with CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 on July 4, Coates-writer of BLACK PANTHER-joins Yu for a fresh perspective on the Sentinel of Liberty.
Due to the number of superhero movies and merchandise out there, comic book properties are bigger than they’ve ever been, Klie said.
Both of her parents are comic book fans, which means more comics for her, Maev said. The library carries a full line of comic books – which are donated by Waterfront Comics – as well as graphic novels, which are essentially a lengthier version of comic books.
The store is open from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Deaf Ear Records will offer each person five free comics while supplies last.
“It’s really two things”, Mark Fardella from SBT Comics and Games in Kingston told Global News. “I’ve already started to think about next year”, said Marc Bowker, owner of Alter Ego Comics. “If somebody can’t find something that interests them, I’d be very surprised”.
Free Comic Book Day has people across the United States flocking to their nearby comic book stores to see the newest lineup of free comics given by stores across the continent.
“Kids aren’t necessarily gravitating towards comics these days”, Mang said.
Comics on Free Comic Book Day are separated into Gold and Silver tiers. It is believed that about 5 million comics will be given away this year, worldwide.
If you’re new to Free Comic Book Day, or if you just need a refresher, here’s how it works.
In honor of Free Comic Book Day, the library is hosting an array of activities for local children and teens.