Cos­tumes add colour to comic give­away

Central Leader - - NEWS - By TOM CARNEGIE

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.