Rubber Mallet Comics in West Pittston is one of the thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the largest event in the comic book industry on Saturday, May 6th: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). Each year, thousands of participating stores give over six million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics.
“Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community. Bringing everyone together, finding books for everyone to enjoy, and seeing people of all ages—children, teens, and adults—sharing our
passion for comics is incredible,” said Chuck Rowles, owner of Rubber Mallet Comics. “Even if you’ve never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Rubber Mallet Comics on May 6th, because there are so many amazing comics this year and we can’t wait to share them.”
This is the sixth year Rubber Mallet Comics celebrates FCBD and their fifth year anniversary! They are offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy. Special guests this year will be the Suzuki School of Strings, who will be playing specially selected tunes for the event.
“With awesome titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Underdog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Riverdale, we’re sure there’s a comic book for everyone,” Rowles continued. “Comics are a fun and enduring form of entertainment for readers of all ages to dive into as imagination comes to life. Whether it be popular comics, film, television shows, or video games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 AM and runs until 5 PM (or thereabouts) at Rubber Mallet Comics, 802 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Call 570-655-5522, visit rmcomics.com, or follow us on facebook for more information.