Free Comic Book Day – May 7, 2022

Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Sandusky with Comics for All Ages!

The POP Shop in Sandusky, Ohio is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7, 2022. On Free Comic Book Day, close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! The POP Shop will be giving out over 500 books right here in Sandusky, OH.

“The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said David Baum, Owner of The Pop Shop. “Comics are alive and well in 20122,” Baum continued. “Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of American pop culture, many being adapted into movies and TV shows.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Batman are two of the biggest grossing films of the past year with Spider-Man breaking into the top ten box office hits of all time.  And if you look closer, those top ten films are mostly made up of Comic Book movies.  Even Star Wars Comics are among the best comics in the industry.  In addition to this Disney’s Marvel Studios is streaming new Comic adaptations almost every month. It just doesn’t seem to end.  Comic book superheroes seem to have a permanent place in POP culture.

Everyone who enter The Pop Shop on Saturday May 7th will be able to pick 4 Free comics from a large assortment of books.  Baum stated that since supplies are limited, people should come early.  “The last time we celebrated FCBD was two years ago, nearly two dozen people were waiting at our front doors, we are expecting the same response this year.” He continued, “this event is for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you are a seven year old kid or a seventy-seven year old kid, you’ll have fun reading comics.

Meet Spider-Man

Local Cosplay Celebrity Kyle Davis as Spider-Man

Local Cosplay Celebrity Kyle Davis as Spider-Man

The last two years have been tough, but not so tough with Spider-Man around. 

Bring the kids and cellphones to take pictures with Ol’ Web-Head himself. Local Cosplayer, Kyle Davis, will be visiting The POP Shop on FCBD as Spider-Man. 

Kyle has been visiting our store on FCBD for eight years now and has always been one of the biggest attractions.  You’ll be Amazed at how great his costume and antics mimic the real hero.

Meet Darth Vader

Local Cosplay Celebrity Kyle Davis as Spider-Man

Local Cosplay Celebrity Greg Lopez as Darth Vader

Embrace the power of the dark side when you discover Darth Vader awaiting your arrival at The POP Shop.

When you enter the store on Free Comic Book Day you may find yourself face to face with the crushing might of the Galactic Empire’s most powerful enforcer, Darth Vader.

Don’t worry too much though, if you undergo an interrogation in the presence of Lord Vader and give in to the dark side of the Force, you’ll discover Local Cosplayer Gregory Lopez, who looks and sounds just like Vader.  Lopez is a fan favorite at The POP Shop, Star Wars fans young and old are awed by his presence.

Bring your cell phone, you will want to get a photo of with Greg or should be say Darth Vader!


Guest Artists and Creator Steven Myers

Steven Myers – Self Published Comic Writer / Artist

Steven Myers is by trade an Art Teacher in northern Ohio. He applies his artistic side by making polymer clay statues, painting, and drawing in both pastel and ink. His normal subjects are comics and pop culture subjects. He also writes and draws his own mini-comic, the F.E.D.s, and the webcomics “Mutant Elf” and “Mutant Animals vs. Zombies Vs. Machines vs. Humans”. Plus he regularly contributes to several anthologies.

Learn more about Steven Myers by visiting his blog… [ Click Here ]

Guest Artists and Creator Shawn Butler

Shawn Butler Local Artist and Curator of Yesteryear Funland Traveling Toy Museum

Shawn Butler is a local artist who uses his ink and marker talent to create nostalgic works of art with a comedic twist. His work has been collected as commissioned work by private collectors.  Recently, he has been begun work illustrating for a new upcoming christian children’s book titled, “Freddy Finds The Real Treasures Of Christmas”.

Shawn is also the Founder & Curator of Yesteryear Funland Traveling Toy Museum.

With the assistance of his long time friend and Co-Founder John Zura, they tour with their private collections, delivering a one of a kind educational experience to fans.

To promote his traveling museum, he writes articles for Yesteryear Pop Culture News, announcing upcoming themed tours, as well as nostalgic toy stories, and pop culture celebrations.

To learn more about art by Shawn and his traveling toy museum Yesteryear Funland visit, [ ]

Special Guests, Continental Championship Wrestling

Big Kevin Phoenix

Big Kev Pheonix, Rising Star for Continental Championship Wrestling.

Big Kev Phoenix is indeed a sizable force in the wrestling ring. After meeting fans at The Pop Shop’s Free Comic Book Day, he along with tag team partner the “One Man Abusement Park” Brandon Miller will be in participating in the inaugural “Tom Powell Memorial Tag Team Tournament”.
Big Kev loves his fans and loves and burns his foes. He has endured some hard training and long hours to be a pro wrestler. This event will be his first tournament which leads to the tag team championships.

The Continental OP

The Continental OP – Commentator and Reporter for Continental Championship Wrestling.

Bradley Kepler started in the wrestling business as just a simple music technician. Over time he developed a persona as a ring announcer for various local wrestling companies. 

Now, as The Continental OP he sits as the Lead commentator the Continental Championship Wrestling’s and knows all the inside scoop and rumors.  The Continental OP performs interviews with top leading stars and provides the endearing fans with all the latest Information.

Learn more about Continental Championship Wrestling by visiting facebook… [ Click Here ]

Free Comic Books

These are just some of the books that you can get for Free…