Costumes add colour to comic giveaway
Christmas has come early for comic book lovers, with free collector’s items for all at the Arkham City Comic Store in Royal Oak on May 2.
The store is participating in World Free Comic Book Day, held on the first Saturday of May every year.
It began in the United States in 2001 and has now been embraced by more than 1000 book stores worldwide.
Arkham City Comics in Royal Oak Mall has been participating for the last three years.
Store owner Jeremy Bishop says more than 1000 fans came into the store last year to pick up a free comic.
‘‘We get all manner of people, kids and adults, through on the day.
‘‘It is a great way to promote reading and for people to show their love for comics.’’
Comic book artist Michel Mulipola says he enjoys the social aspect of the day.
‘‘You get whole families coming dressed up as their favourite heroes, it is a really cool aspect of the day and a fun way to meet new people,’’ he says.
All who attend receive two free comics, plus an additional two if in costume and another two with a gold coin donation to the Child Cancer Foundation.
Arkham City Comic Store owner Jeremy Bishop and comic book artist Michel Mulipola will be giving away 1000 comic books.