Free Comic Book Day in Vancouver this Saturday

More Free Comics than Table space…lol!, originally uploaded by ELFSAR COMICS.

We’re poised on the edge of summer movie blockbuster season it’s clear that once again some of the biggest movies of the year are going to be based off of comic books. Iron Man, The Dark Knight and other all began as drawings on a page sold from comic book racks and newsstands. While a movie based on a popular novel will boost sales of the novel, comic books rarely experiance the same post-Hollywood bump. Attracting new readers is vital to the industry, which was why the major publishers got together and created Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) [fcbd].

It’s a yearly event and this year FCBD falls on Saturday May 3rd.  That’s this Saturday.  There is no need to buy anything, you will not be called at home at all hours of the night by Stan Lee trying to up-sell you into a Spider-Man subscription and best of all these are some really good books specifically designed to be new reader friendly.

Some stores go through a lot of trouble to make FCBD a really fun event, and worth coming in for. Elfsar in Yaletown especially seems to go out of their way every year to make things interesting. The full list of comic book stores in Vancouver that are participating is after the jump.

BOOK & COMIC EMPORIUM I
1247 GRANVILLE STREET
VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 682-3019
 
ELFSAR COLLECTION
1007 HAMILTON ST
VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 688-5922
 
COMIC SCENE #1
338 LONSDALE AVE
N VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 987-8213
 
THE COMICSHOP
2089 W 4TH AVE
VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 738-8122
 
RX COMICS
2418 MAIN ST
VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 454-5099
 
POW COMICS
5395 VICTORIA DR
VANCOUVER, BC
(604) 321-1402

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