Real superheroes give away comic books
Bookstores are usually known for selling books, not giving them away – but free comic books are exactly what one Onehunga shop is all about.
Tomorrow Gotham Comics is holding Free Comic Book Day, which aims to promote literacy and encourage reading.
“The medium of comics is helping to introduce people of all ages to the visual literacy world and the fun of reading,” says store manger Jeremy Bishop.
He says his interest has gone from reading comics to collecting them and creating and publishing them.
“My first comic was called X Factor 35,” he laughs.
“I was sick one week and my mum bought them for me and then I collected them throughout high school.”
Now 33, he admits he is still a big kid at heart.
Eight-year-old Robert Bishop has plenty of reading material when he visits
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Comic madness: Jeremy Bishop and his son Robert are comic book fans.