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Free Comic Book Day Comes to Comic Book World on Saturday

The national celebration of comic books comes to Comic Book World in Florence.

Free Comic Book Day will take place at the store's Florence location (7130 Turfway Road).

Each year, thousands of participating stores give away over five million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics, a news release said.

“Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community. Bringing everyone together, finding books for everyone to enjoy, and seeing people of all ages—children, teens, and adults—sharing our passion for comics is incredible,” said Paul Mullins, owner of Comic Book World in Florence. "Even if you’ve never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Comic Book World on Saturday, May 5, because there are so many amazing comics this year and we can’t wait to share them.”

This year marks the seventeenth anniversary of the comic book event. Comic Book World will feature comic book artists and writers such as Mark Kidwell of Image Comics and Jay Fotos Studios, Jay Kalagayan from MeSSed Comics, Tim Fuller of Hooha Comics, and author Rick Phillips.

There will also be a store-wide sale.

“With awesome titles like Avengers, Barrier, Spongebob, Star Wars Adventures, and dozens more, we’re sure there’s a comic book for everyone,” Mullins said. “Comics are a fun and enduring form of entertainment for readers of all ages to dive into as imagination comes to life. Whether it be popular comics, film, television shows, or video games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

-Staff report

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