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Florence Shop Hosts Free Comic Book Day


May 4 is Free Comic Book Day at Comic Book World in Florence.

Many stores participate in the annual tradition.

“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. “Even if you’ve never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Comic Book World on May 4th, because there are so many amazing comics this year and we can’t wait to share them.”

Comic Book World is taking part in the event for the eighteenth year.

“With awesome titles like Spider-Man, Avengers, and Pokemon, 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.”

Free Comic Book Day runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Comic Book World (7130 Turfway Road, Florence).

The list of guests for the event:

• Jay Leisten (Inker for Marvel Comics and of FCBD Spider-Man)

• Mark Kidwell (Writer of Rising Rebels and ’68)

• Craig Boldman (Writer of Jughead)

• Tim Fuller (Writer of Sham Comics)

• Jay Kalagayan (Writer of MeSSed)

• Christopher Charlton (Writer of Black of Heart)

• Travis Fessler of the Pickled Brothers Circus (Sword swallower, firebreather, and Giant Cockroach Wrangler)

-Staff report

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