Free Comic Book Day

Written by Ellen Gurley

- Ellen Gurley

Charlotte has many wonderful, locally owned businesses.  There are four, however, that promise to facilitate hours of enjoyment with which to escape this digital world using vivid imagery, historical and mythological references, and exciting storylines.  Nothing is finer than thumbing through the pages of a comic book.  This is especially true for adults that read them in their childhood, but there is no more perfect age to start reading them than now (no matter how old you are).

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If you’re not sure about comic books but would like to give this new suggested hobby a trial run, Free Comic Book Day is an ideal time to indulge in this curiosity. And if you’re already into comic books and live here but didn’t know about this holiday, you’re welcome.  This is nationally celebrated event wherein you can visit your local, participating comic book store and leave with a stack of free comic books.  Heroes, of course, is the largest store.  This means the line is longer.  This also means that there are more free comics there and that there are tons of people in cosplay.  I have never been to Spandex City on this holiday but I do know that they have pinball machines and are connected to an ice cream shop.  A.Pennysworth were nice enough seeing as I had two squealing kids in tow with me a few years back. And Rebel Base always promises the expectable; Star Wars characters in full-on get-ups for photo ops in the parking lot.

Just look for the Free Comic Book Day logo on the front of selected titles and it is yours. Of course, it is wonderful and highly suggested that you support these locally owned businesses every other day of the year, but this holiday is a wonderful way to begin or supplement your collection.  See you there.

A.Pennyworth's Comics & News
11025 Monroe Rd., Suite C, 28105, 704-849-2287,
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
1957 E.7th St., 28204, 704-375-7462,
Rebel Base Comics
701 S.Sharon Amity Rd., 28211, 704.442.9660,
Spandex City Comic Book Lounge
2914-A Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., 704-909-7168,

Don’t forget about the annual Convention June 17th-19th @ the Charlotte Convention Center.

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