BAM! THWACK! POW! — Free Comic Book Day is Here

A rundown of events happening at local stores for free comic book day.

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As anyone can tell by the Avengers movies, superheroes have taken over pop culture. Famous heroes like Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man are on the tip of everyone's tongue.

Ever wonder where these heroes came from? Are you curious about the stories that the movies don't or can't tell you? (I'm looking at you Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) The best way to answer these questions is to read the comics and the best time to get comics is on Free Comic Book Day, which happens Saturday May 2nd at stores all across North America.

For die hard readers it's a chance to get some of their favorite comics for free and for new readers it's the perfect time to jump in. Check in with your local comics store to find out where to start, grab a stack, and dive into the world of superheroes.

Check out the list below for participating stores in your area and any special events that may be going on.

Emerald City Comics & Collectibles
 4902 113th Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at EC Saturday May 2nd by getting FREE comics! With 50 titles available to choose from, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy! Each guest may choose any three comics from EC's massive selection! Also, all day long, Graphic Novels are 25% off!!! From 11am to 2pm, Emerald City will be hosting Team Arrow’s first big fundraising event for the 2016 MDA Muscle Walk! Artists will be there for a signing as part of this event. See their Facebook event for more details: And from 3pm to 5pm, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, the masterminds behind DC's Harley Quinn,  will be there for a signing.

Heroes Haven Comics
4339 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL, 33618

 It's that time of the year again! It's Free Comic Book Day! Heroes' Haven Comics likes to take advantage of the biggest celebration in the industry and feature all of the local talent that they can accommodate in their premises to the thousands of people entering their doors! Also, they're doing what everyone loved last year... the first 150 customers in line get all free comics available ! (One (1) full set per family)! Even if you are not one of the first 150 customer there will still be tons of free comics to give away! Rain or shine, inside or outside! Free comics, special guests and food! It's literally a block party.

Demolition Comics
4149 W. Waters Ave
Tampa, FL, 33614

In addition to free comics, Demolition will be having a store wide sale. All products in the store will be 25-50% off. So you can get your comics and a little something extra all for a great bargain.

Game On Video Games & More
13163 US Highway 301 South
Riverview, FL 33578

Riverview's only place for comics will be giving them away on Free Comic Book Day. Stop on by to peruse their great selection of comics and even greater selection of top video games.

Here are a few other stores in the area where you can get free comics:

The Comics Club
714 West Lumsden Road
La Viva Plaza
Brandon, FL, 33511

Read More Comics
115 E Brandon Blvd
Suite A
Brandon, FL, 33511

Blockbuster Comics
2498 W. Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL, 33511

Comic World
1901 West Bay Drive
Unit 9
Largo, FL, 33770

Pike's Comics
2114 Drew Street
Suite A
Clearwater, FL, 33765

Wonder Water Sports Cards & Comics
29113 Us Hwy 19 North
Clearwater, FL, 33761

Green Shift
5226 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33603

Nerd Out Comics
1745 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33603

Coliseum of Comics New Tampa
19402 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33647

Visit any one of the above stores to get your hands on a wide variety of free comics. Whether you're young, old, or somewhere in between, Free Comic Book Day has something for everyone.

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