WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Fans of comics basked in a bounty of free issues as retailers from Los Angeles to London handed out thousands upon thousands of free copies for the 10th annual Free Comic Book Day.

Fans were treated to guest appearances from industry writers and illustrators while other shops brought in costumed characters like Spider-Man, Rogue and even the Ghostbusters as hundreds of thousands avid readers, and those just curious, came for issues from publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Zenescope, IDW, Dark Horse and Oni Press, among others, on Saturday.

The event was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the comic industry’s biggest days and a chance to lure new readers and fans.

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Comments (4)
  1. Mr , Time says:

    And here I thought the D.E.A., was on top of black tar ooooooooop’s white lady; You know dry-ed WHITE PAGE’S of select book’s a crossed the world. How many once in a while user’s were all hand’s at the ( FREE COMIC BOOKS ) give a way ? Man this one of the oldest trick”s; Every one at the Queens Station N.Y.C., Knew that trick back in the 70tys. “Some Body” was not on watch at the Old Willow Grove Police Station. 1,000 comic book’s=100 pds of CHINA WHITE.

  2. HooDatIS? says:


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