Official Press Release
On Saturday May 3rd, Charlotte NC comics shop Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will take part in “Free Comic Book Day”, an annual national event in which publishers give away hundreds of thousands of comic books-free! The shop, a nationally-recognized name in comics retailing, will be giving away over 12,000 copies of 30 different comics; as well as hosting ten comics artists and writers, who will sign autographs and do free sketches for fans.
Now in its seventh year, Free Comic Book Day was created to help promote comics to new readers, especially young readers and their families. This year’s celebration occurs a day after the much-anticipated Iron Man movie premiere, and fans leaving the theatres looking for comics to read will not be disappointed.
Each person who attends Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find’s FCBD celebration will receive one of each of the available free comics, depending on age-appropriateness and supply. The 30 titles will include Superman, X-Men, Simpsons, and Naruto comics, and are sure to go fast. “By the time we open our doors at 10am,” says store owner Shelton Drum, “there’s a line stretching around the building that includes kids of all ages.”
From 1pm to 5pm, the store will host a special group of celebrity comics artists and writers, who will sign autographs and do free sketches for fans. The list includes local talents Ethan Van Sciver (artist of Green Lantern and Superman/Batman) and Ian Flynn (writer of Sonic the Hedgehog), as well as Shawn Crystal, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Jason Latour, Chris Schweizer, Tony Shasteen, Brian Stelfreeze, and Doug Wagner. Also attending will be Newsarama.com’s Matt Brady, who’ll be reporting live on the event throughout the day.
Free Comic Book Day is an excellent opportunity for both new and old readers to enjoy comics, in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find’s event will be a mini-festival of comics creators and fans, right in the middle of Charlotte’s historic Elizabeth neighborhood!
For more information on this topic contact Dustin Harbin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 704.375.7463.
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