Free comic book day in Vancouver

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Good news True Believers. This weekend will see the 15th iteration of Free Comic Book Day take over our city’s stores.

Best described as Christmas for comic book fans, the annual event sees stores give away free books to anyone who walks through their doors.

The event takes place this Saturday, May 7, at participating comic book shops across North America. There’s a selection of 50 free comics up for grabs with titles ranging from Captain America to the Suicide Squad alongside sci-fi hits such as Serentiy and Doctor Who.

In Vancouver, a number of shops will be celebrating with free books, special events, and guest appearances by creators. Read on below for a list of local stores who will be taking part in this year’s event.

Big Pete’s Comics and Collectibles

Where: 128 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

What to expect: A gift bag for each person, door prizes, costume contest and store-wide sale. There will also be special guest appearances from the likes of Max Dunbar (Dungeon’s and Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate), Nathan Fairbairn (Batman Incorporated) and Diana Greenhalgh (X-Men Legacy).

Golden Age Comics

Where: 852 Granville St., Vancouver

What to expect: This downtown Vancouver favourite is hosting a celebration of all things comic book that’s perfect for new readers and card-carrying fans alike.

RX Comics

Where: 2418 Main St., Vancouver

What to expect: To celebrate Free Comic Book Day this Main Street gem is taking 20% off all action figures, vinyl toys, and collectibles alongside 50% off of back issues and used books.

The Comicshop

Where: 3518 West 4th Ave., Vancouver

What to expect: As if you needed an extra incentive to visit this Kits comic store for Free Comic Book Day, The Comicshop is also offering a special one day sale with 50% off back issues and 10% off all graphic novels, toys, posters and trading cards.

AC Cards & Comics

Where: 1792 Renfrew St., Vancouver

What to expect: Stop by this Hastings-Sunrise store to get your hands on some free comics this Saturday.

The Connection Games & Comics

Where: 2945 Renfrew St., Vancouver

What to expect: A locals’ favourite The Connection Games & Comics is putting the cherry on the top of the Free Comic Book Day sundae with a special sale with select back issues for $0.50 each or 15 for $5, trade paperbacks and hardcovers 25% off, and toys and action figures 20% off

Players Wanted Games and Collectibles

Where: 7161 Victoria Dr, Vancouver

What to expect: Come for the free comics, stay for the chance to pick up select trade paperbacks, toys and statues for up to 40% off. The store will also be hosting a day full of events including a Heroclix tournament and the debut and demo of The Batman Miniatures Game.

Tazmanian Comic Connection

Where: 3618 East Hastings Street Vancouver

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