Free comic book day in Vancouver

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This weekend will be one for the books – comic books, that is. To celebrate the uber-popular genre, comic book stores will be giving away free books to anyone who walks through their doors.

The event takes place this Saturday, May 1 at participating comic book shops across North America and the world will hand out comics from a selection of 50 titles.

In Vancouver, a number of shops will be celebrating with free books and guest appearances by creators.

Big Pete’s Comics and Collectibles

  • Where: 128 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
  • Big Pete’s will feature special events with the following creators:
    • Daniel Way
    • Ed Brisson
    • John Gallagher
    • Simon Roy
    • Max Dunbar
    • Rob Dumo
    • Sylvia Soska
    • Jen Soska

Golden Age Comics

  • Where: 852 Granville St., Vancouver

RX Comics

  • Where: 2418 Main St., Vancouver

The Comicshop

  • Where: 3518 West 4th Ave., Vancouver

AC Cards & Comics

  • Where: 1792 Renfrew St., Vancouver

The Connection Games & Comics

  • Where: 2945 Renfrew St., Vancouver


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