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Comic book lovers' favorite holiday returns this Saturday, as comic shops everywhere are giving away free books from publishers such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics for the annual Free Comic Book Day. Here are some of the Cleveland-area spots looking to help you celebrate the occasion.
North Coast Nostalgia
5853 Ridge Road, Parma, 440-845-7040
The doors open at 10:30 a.m. here with free comics for all. Expect more than 50 titles for free comic book day, as well as DC Comics Superhero Girls reprint. Matt N Tim of The Not So Much But Us
web show will be on hand to engage with the crowd and hand out prizes, including free stickers and candy. There's also going to be a special raffle, with the winner announce Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. on the Matt N Tim
Facebook page. For more information click here
Comics Are Go!
5188 Detroit Rd, Elyria, 440-695-8401
Special guests such as Mark Sumerak, an award nominated writer whose work includes the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Walking Dead
, are expected to make appearances. Sumerak is set to sign books and is going to have some of his work available. Doors open at 11 a.m. For more guest and information click here
103 Front St, Berea, 440-239-7777
Get five free comic books when doors open at 10 a.m. (and even a sixth free book by showing your library card). Other free stuff includes a Deadpool
patch, crazy frisbees and a Spider-Gwen or Batman pin. Sales throughout the store include, 30 percent off graphic novels and apparel, 10 percent off regularly-priced action figures and statues and $1 off comics from the new comic wall. For more information click here
Carol & John's Comic Shop
17462 Lorain Ave, 216-252-0606
At this place the pre-party starts Friday night at 10 p.m. for all ages, with a comic book giveaway at 2 a.m. On Saturday choose up to 10 free comics between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, the shop is also housing an art gallery, where local artists are honoring artist Jim Steranko. For more information click here
Imaginary Worlds Comics
13446 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, 216-273-7423
Imaginary Worlds Comics loves Free Comic Book Day so much they're celebrating Saturday and Sunday. Not only are they offering free comic books, but also thousands of comics for only 50 cents. Meet the writer of Apama the Undiscovered Animal
, Ted Sikora. Also receive an additional free comic for donating a canned good for the Cleveland Heights food bank. For more information click here
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