Super day to get free superheroes

SANDUSKY Dave Baum would like more people to read comic books. That's why he will be
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Dave Baum would like more people to read comic books.

That's why he will be giving away hundreds of them next week.

But he won't be the only one.

The Gamers Lounge, 127 E. Market St., is among thousands of comic book stores around the world hosting the sixth annual event. This is the downtown Sandusky store's second time hosting the event.

It will be 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday.

"I'm really hoping people see that comics aren't just comic books anymore," owner Baum said.

Nearly two million comic books will be given away across the globe. Free Comic Book Day is a national promotional campaign aimed at increasing interest in comic books to all age groups.

The national event coincides with the opening of the Spider-Man 3 movie Friday. Spider-Man is a well-known comic book series.

The Gamers Lounge, formerly known as The Hero Zone, has been open for eight years and stocks special subscriptions for nearly 60 regular customers.

Last year, Free Comic Book Day brought out about 50 people. This year, the store hopes to have between 100 to 200 people.

The first 100 people who arrive will receive a kit filled with 10 free comics along with a special Batman action figure. Other items will be given away throughout the day.

"We're also hoping to reach out to people who can't normally afford comic books," Baum said.

"It's good if we can give away things ... to help out our community."