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3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more

3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more
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Now in its 15th year, the first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops across the country give away special comics to fans of all ages, and three local comic shops in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will be celebrating again on May 7 with giveaways, sales, artist signings, cosplayers, and more.

From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Comics on the Green (307 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will have sales on comics, action figures, and other collectibles; face painting for kids; and DC Comics artist Tom Derenick (“Suicide Squad,” “Injustice,” “Secret Six”) will be on hand to sign books and draw sketches.

From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Rubber Mallet Comics (802 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston) will not only be celebrating FCBD, but also its fourth anniversary with 50 percent off all in-stock trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and graphic novels; three for $10 on specially marked clearance collections and books (normally $5 each or 5 for $20); drastically reduced pricing on action figures, statues, and other non-comic book items; clearance comics at 10 cents each; back issue books as low as $1 each; and the shop’s brand new t-shirt design will be on sale.

From 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Letterhead Comics (1023 Main St., Suite 1, Honesdale) will have store-wide sales, door prizes, and costumed heroes.

All three stores will have a limited supply of the following free comics made specifically for FCBD by various publishers, so show up early for the best selection:

FCBD 2016 Gold Books:

Archie #1
Bob’s Burgers
Bongo Comics Free-for-All
Boom! Studios Summer Blast
Camp Midnight #1
Avengers #1
Dark Horse Serenity/Hellboy/Aliens
Doctor Who: Four Doctors Special
ROM #0
Suicide Squad #1
Valiant 4001 A.D. Special
Viz Perfect Square Pokémon Pocket Comics

FCBD 2016 Silver Books:

2000 AD Special
Assassin’s Creed
Attack on Titan Anthology Preview
Awake #0
Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises #1
Captain America #1
Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics
Z2 Comics Lab
Con Man’s Spectrum
Dark Horse All-Ages Sampler
Space Goat Presents: Dark Lily & Friends
DC Super Hero Girls #1
Love and Rockets Sampler
Grant Morrison’s Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness
Graphix Spotlight: Dream Jumper Book One: Nightmare Escape
Grumpy Cat (and Pokey!) Special
Hilda and the Stone Forest
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse
Lady Mechanika #0
March Trilogy Sampler
Devil’ss Due/1First Comics Mixtape
Mooncop: A Tom Gauld Sampler
Oddly Normal Chapter One
Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace
The Phantom: 80th Anniversary Special
The Pink Panther #1
Sanjay and Craig/Harvey Beaks
Science Comics
Sonic Sampler
SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies
Stan Lee’s The Unknowns/Howard Lovecraft
Strawberry Shortcake #0
Street Fighter V #1
The Stuff of Legend Preview
The Tick Special
One Punch Man/My Hero Academia
We Can Never Go Home/Young Terrorists
Worlds of Aspen

Watch a recent video interview with the owner of Comics on the Green on comic books and superhero movies and TV shows here.