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With spring’s sunny and warm weather, it’s the perfect time to get lost in the world of comic books and the 18th annual Free Comic Book Day is going to make sure you’re not only catching up on everything superhero, but that you’re doing it for free.
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Comic fans both young and old, from Marvel to DC, will be able to rejoice as this year’s Free Comic Book Day is coming to Vancouver next month.
On Saturday, May 4, anyone will be able to take home a free comic book by simply walking into a store.
The event takes place at independent comic book shops all across North America, with thousands of locations around the continent participating in the celebration. Past events have seen millions of free comic books being given away every year to aspiring readers, all of them leaving the store with at least one comic.
This year, thousands of comic shops will be given out well-known titles like the Avengers, Captain America, Doctor Who, Pokemon, Riverdale, the Amazing Spiderman, and Star Wars, to name a few.
It’s not uncommon for comic book fans to show up to the various comic book stores dressed in cosplay either.
In Vancouver, several shops will be celebrating with free books and special events, which are listed below.
Face front, true believers!
Big Pete’s will be holding their Free Comic Book Day Palooza from 10 am to 6 pm. In addition to free comics, the store will host several cosplayers, tons of door prizes, a costume contest and an autograph session. Max Dunbar, artist of comics like Gears of War, Micronauts, D&D, and Slash & Burn will be there throughout the entire day.
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 128 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Where: 852 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: 1792 Renfrew Street
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Where: 3618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 4735 Kingsway, Burnaby
Time: 12 – 9 pm
Where: 3845, Rupert Street, Vancouver