Last week, I sent out the following press release to all major media outlets:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A FREE DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Catonsville with Comics for All Ages!
Cosmic Comix & Toys in Catonsville is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 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 Rusty Simonetta, Owner of Cosmic Comix & Toys.
Celebrating its tenth year, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop by on FCBD, because you never know what you will end up finding.”
"We at Cosmic Comix want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times," Simonetta continued. "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.”
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.cosmiccomix.com or at www.freecomicbookday.com.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 11:00 am and runs until 7:00 pm on May 7th at Cosmic Comix & Toys, 87 Mellor Ave, Catonsville, MD, 21228. Call 410-747-3041 for more information.
And what more can I add beyond that? Except to echo all of Rusty’s thoughts on how fun it all is. If you’ve watched the video linked above (or here) you’ve seen how much is going on here at the store on that day. Free comics, a 25% off sale, prizes, and comics galore! Plus this year we’ll also have the Cosmic Prize Wheel, a popcorn machine and local artist Tim Murphy (whose work can be seen at left) will be doing sketches!
And here are just a few of the dozens of titles we’ll have available this year for absolutely free. Click to enlarge!
Green Lantern /
Locke & Key
For a complete list, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com.