It’s Free Comic Book Day on May 3!

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It may be Star Wars day on Sunday, but it’s Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, and that takes precedence in my book. Dyslexic aliens be damned, this is one of my favourite days of the year and not because I’m a completely cheap bastard.

Iron your cape and don a cowl, because May 3 will see various local retailers join the global celebration of Free Comic Book Day. It’s not about getting free comics at all really, even though various publishers have plenty of them to give away, but to just hang out, talk shop and introduce younger fans to some good reading.

So who’s taking part? The following stores will be showing some love for the medium. I’ll update the list as the day goes on, but you can expect these retailers to be ready for the hordes on Saturday:

Johannesburg

Pretoria

Cape Town

Readers Den will be having their annual cosplay competition as well, so throw on some fancy duds and you could walk out with a prize or two. If you know of anyone else who is taking part, drop a comment below and I’ll add them to the article.

Don’t forget to show some love to the chaps working the counter on Saturday. Give ‘em a hug and whisper Hail Hydra in their ears. And have a rocking day!

Last Updated: January 6, 2017

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