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his father’s store and sometimes tries to sneak the comics home.
“My favourite comic Transformers,” he says.
Mr Bishop has taken over the shop which was started by his late friend Tony Gibson, who enjoyed Batman comics and named the shop after the superhero’s home Gotham City.
Every year Mr Bishop runs sessions in schools to talk to students about producing comics.
“Intermediate and secondary schools are using comics for merging English, art and media studies.”
He says on the first Saturday in May every year, comic book shops around the world give away comics to anyone who goes into their stores.
Gotham Comics will be giving donations from the day to Onehunga Primary School to help fund its library.
Mr Bishop says Free Comic Book Day is often the busiest day of the year. • Gotham Comics is at 264 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, and Free Comic Book Day will run from 10am to 4pm.
Visitors will receive two free comics for entering the store, two free comics for wearing a superhero costume and two comics for a gold coin donation to Onehunga Primary School.
About 3000 comic books will be given away on the day.