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Free Comic Book Day Staff Pick

When: Sat., Aug. 14 2021
An international event celebrated by over 2,000 independently owned comic book shops across the planet. Carol and John's Comic Book Shop will be giving out over 25,000 free comic books that were created especially for this event. Patrons can pick out 12 new comics from the 50 different titles that were created just for the day. Classic X-Men writer Chris Claremont will be out for his first trip to Cleveland ever, signing autographs for attendees. This event is also a showcase for local artists, and many will be on hand to do free sketches for fans. There will also be a Chris Claremont theme art show featuring the work of dozens of local artists. Local art conclave "The Rust Belt Monsters" will paint a 12-foot mural all day long based on a classic Avengers story by Claremont. The event begins at 10 a.m. and will last until 7 p.m. Members of the local cosplay groups members of the local cosplay groups the Heroes Alliance, the Rebel Legion, the 501st, the Mandalorian Mercs, Galaxy United and Ghostbusters Cleveland will be on hand between 10 a.m. and noon for photos.

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