It's Free Comic Book Day

National Free Comic Book Day hoping to get more kids into reading

Star Wars fans, who celebrate May 4 with the pun "May the Fourth Be With You", can get the all-ages adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Free Comic Book Day title "Star Wars Adventures: Droid Hunters".

Free Comic Book Day runs from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m.at Comic Book World (7130 Turfway Road, Florence). It began in 2002 as part of a promotional effort by the North American comic book industry. If you have ever wondered "when is Free Comic Book Day" this year or any year, try to remember that it always falls on the first Saturday of May, just like the Kentucky Derby. And yes, they'll really be free.

"Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into a store because you never know what you will end up finding", Manzella said.

The annual promotional effort by the United States comic book industry started in California in 2002 and aimed to bring new readers into independent comic book stores.

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You can find the closest participating shop by typing in your ZIP code into the locator on the official website.

A full list of comic books announced can be found here. There will be limits on comics, but most stores will let you take as many as you want as long as you make a charitable donation. If you have children interested in comic books, bring your family to one of those stores today to pick up some books. But that's not all that's happening Saturday.

DC has posted a list of the signings its artists and writers are participating in here.

Known for their pop-up events, Scorch's extravaganza on Saturday (May 4) won't be the first time the shop has hosted genre legends and this weekend of festivities with signing events on both Saturday and Monday (May 6) feature Scorch's best and biggest line-up yet.

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