Nearly two thousand comic book shops around the planet will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday the 6th of May, including Canberra’s own IMPACT COMICS!
Level 1, 45 East Row, CANBERRA
(02) 6248 7335
Contact: Mal Briggs
Saturday 6th of May, 2006 — THE DAY COMICS TAKE OVER THE WORLD
Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Canberra with Comics for All Ages!
FREE COMICS? YES, ITâ€™S TRUE!
â€œNow in its fifth year, Free Comic Book Day has become such an exciting day in our store.â€ agreed Managers Kam Noack and Mal Briggs. â€œThis will be our second Free Comic Book Day since opening in September 2004. Last year people were lined up at the door before 9a.m. to get in on the fun and get FREE COMICS! This year we are expecting an even bigger turn out.â€
Close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, and visitors will find the traditional super-heroes, crime fighters and much more. â€œThe wide array of comic books published today ensures that readers of all ages â€“ children, teens, and adults â€“ can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,â€ said Mal. â€œCome by on the 6th of May and let us show you whatâ€™s out there â€“ for free!â€
“Impact Comics is thrilled to celebrate the fifth annual Free Comic Book Day,” said Kam, â€œsince we opened in 2004, we have hosted several special events including creator appearances and signings with tremendous support from our the local comics fans. Free Comic Book Day is an opportunity to offer a special thank you to our loyal customers and to help new customers gain an interest in the wonderful art of comics.â€
Check out your favorite superhero or villain in Star Wars, Justice League or X-Men / Runaways! If youâ€™re a manga fan have no fear, Tokyopop presents a compilation of three great manga series. Another great compilation of comics available on Free Comic Book Day is Image Comicsâ€™ Future Shock. Get one comic and find eight brand new, four page scenes from eight ongoing comics!
Archie Comics, Simpsons, G.I. Joe, The Transformers and Disneyâ€™s Uncle Scrooge are familiar favorites that will keep readers entertained for hours. In total there will be over 20 different comic titles printed especially for the day!
For those who are new to comics, don’t fret: IMPACT COMICS is once again proud to offer Wizard Presents the Top 100 Trade Paperbacks of All Time #1 from the publishers of Wizard magazine. It’s a thorough listing of popular stories from the history of comics, and it’s completely free!
Regular updates, information about comic books, and lists of participating publishers (and their comics) are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 9a.m. and runs until 6p.m. at Impact Comics, Level 1, 45 East Row, Canberra (Bay 3 of the Civic Bus Interchange). Call (02) 6248 7335 for more information.