Saturday, May 5, is Free Comic Book Day at Coliseum of Comics. The comic book chain will be giving away more than 35,000 comics to celebrate its largest event of the year.
“Free Comic Book Day is one of the the busiest days for comic stores, but also the day we see a lot of new faces, people we haven’t seen in a while, and fans we see regularly, all looking for what’s new in comics,” said Coliseum chain owner Phil Boyle, in a press release.
This is the 17th year Colosseum has celebrated this event, offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy.
The comics that will be given away have been selected by retailers on the FCBD Committee, ranging from Star Wars and Disney Princesses, to the Avengers and Adventure Time.
Free Comic Book Day will run throughout the day, at all nine Florida Coliseum of Comics locations. Each location has a different schedule of events.
Coliseum Kissimmee (2511 Old Vineland Road) will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature local artists, face painting, Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion and a morning appearance by balloon artist Denzil Jackson.
Coliseum is just one of the thousands of comic book retailers around the world giving over six million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics.