STATE – Saturday, May 4, is Free Comic Book Day, and participating stores will be distributing free comic books to customers. To find a location near you, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.
Superman, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs and Spongebob are some of the titles that will be offering free books for the event.
Free Comic Book Day was first held in 2002 as a way to introduce comics and comic book specialty retailers to a new audience. Over the years, thousands of stores around the world have distributed millions of free comic books.
Local shops that are listed as participating in the event this year include:
- Rogue Comics and Collectibles, 102 North Union Avenue, Suite A, Cranford – 908-276-9069
- A Little Shop of Comics, 393 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains – 908-322-9402
- Amazing Heroes, 966 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union – 908-687-4338
- Clockwork Comics & Cards, 1003 Vauxhall Road, Union – 908-688-2660
- The Fallout Shelter, 320 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park – 732-354-4520
- 3rd Earth Comics, 135 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick – 973-860-8275
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