Celebrate Comic Book Day with free comics, special events at participating locations

Celebrate Comic Book Day with free comics, special events at participating locations

More than 2,200 comic book shops across North America and around the world are signed up for the annual event.

On Saturday, stores around the country will be handing out special Free Comic Book Day editions of books from a range of publishers, including favorites like Marvel and DC.

Because Saturday is May 4, it's also Star Wars Day - a play on the Star Wars' saying, "May the force be with you".

According to Free Comic Book Day's website, some of the available comics include issues of Stranger Things, The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Riverdale, Bob's Burgers, Justice League Junior, Spider-Man and Minecraft. And yes, they'll really be free.

Participating locations locally include Player's Choice in the Myrtle Beach Mall, Coastal Comics in Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach Games and Comics in Socastee and Power Comics in Conway.


"Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into a store because you never know what you will end up finding", Manzella said.

A full list of comic books announced can be found here.

So many people showed up that the line wrapped around the building. There will be limits on comics, but most stores will let you take as many as you want as long as you make a charitable donation. But that's not all that's happening Saturday.

A comic book can teach kids about superheroes or fun characters but they can also encourage kids to read.

Comic shops locally will host creator signings, feature photo opportunities and offer other special events throughout the day.

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