Free comic book day Saturday

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2011

HUNTINTON, W.Va, — Comic World and Purple Earth Comics in Huntington are two of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday.

On Free Comic Book Day, more than 2.7 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books.

“The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults — can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said Kathleen Miller, owner of Comic World.

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Celebrating its 10th year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading.

“Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Comic World, because you never know what you will end up finding,” Miller said.

“Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart. Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world.”

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.

Comic World is located at 1204 Fourth Ave. Call (304) 522-3923 for more information.

Purple Earth Comics is at 1120 Fourth Ave. Call (304) 697-6120 for more information.