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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

Submitted by on 1, April 30, 2010 – 4:50 am2 Comments

I’ll be honest: I needed a break from Alameda Point and SunCal this week. So in their stead I thought I’d tell you about a neat little annual event: Free Comic Book Day. This year’s event takes place on Saturday (which I guess you know if you read the headline already. Sorry).

The idea behind the national event is to introduce comic books to new audiences. And here in Alameda, Patti Tsang at the newly relocated Alameda Sports Cards & Comics will be giving away free books – four per customer – while supplies last. (If you buy something, you may be in line to get some additional goodies too.)

What’s more, she’ll have Nick Dragotta, penciler on Marvel Comics’ Marvel Zombies Return and Web of Spider-Man, and Ernie Chan, penciler on Marvel’s version of Conan the Barbarian, her Facebook page says. Both artists will be signing and sketching from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Alameda Free Library will also be handing out free comic books, one per customer while supplies last, to help spread the good wor- er, drawing. And at 1 p.m., they’ll show the classic Bruce Boxleitner star vehicle “Tron” (PG). At 2:45 p.m., the library will hold a drawing for free movie passes to the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.

Alameda Sports Cards & Comics is at 1515 Webster Street, and they’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (comic books will be handed out starting at 11 a.m.). The main library, of course, is at 1550 Oak Street, and their hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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