Comic City is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 5.6 million comic books will be given away by participating stores worldwide, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!
Helping celebrate its fifteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be an annual success, introducing new readers to the wonders of comics the first Saturday of May every year. Even if you have never picked up a comic book, we want welcome everyone into Comic City on May 7th, because there are so many amazing things to discover through comics, and we can’t wait to share them.
And don’t forget we’re working with Gleaners Food Bank and Congregation of Every1 once again this year! So make sure you bring in those extra can goods and get extra books!
Wanting to bring in items for CoE? Here’s what they’re looking for currently!
New or used school style backpacks (preferably NOT string backpacks)
– Non-perishable food items. Remember, the homeless don’t have can openers, microwaves or good teeth AND they have limited space (so no full sized jars of peanut butter, large boxes of cereal, etc. from Sam’s Club and cans need to have a pull-top). This DOES include CANDY, you’d be amazed how rare that is on the streets and what a treat it is.
– Socks, preferably mens size large wool or gym socks.
– Lip balm/chap stick
– Travel sized toiletries including hand lotion & sun screen
– Tooth brushes and tooth paste
– winter gloves
– winter hats
– Sleeping bags in GREAT condition or new
– Plasticware & napkins in prepackaged sets
– Feminine hygiene products
– Juice boxes, individual bottles of chocolate milk/protein drinks and bottled water.
– Toilet paper rolls (individually wrapped preferred)
– working flashlights WITH batteries already installed
Once again we’ll be running a costume contest! Though anyone can come dressed in costume for extra books, the costume contest is for kids from the ages of 6 and below and ages 7 through 12.
For ages 6 and below the winner will get a $25 dollar Lego Gift Card.
For ages 7 through 12 the winner will get a DK Book: Marvel’s Captain America-The Ultimate Guide to the first Avenger.
The pictures will be posted on the Comic City FB page on Monday May 9th by noon. The winners will be chosen by number of likes per photo and voting will run until the following Sunday May 15th at noon.
Winners will be posted via the Comic City FB page at 10am Monday the 16th.
Each Comic City location will have it’s own set of voting so even if you’ve voted for your favorite at your normal location you can vote for your favorite in our other stores as well!