Free Comic Book Day

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 4, 2019. 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 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 2019,” Baum continued. “Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of American pop culture, many being adapted into movies and TV shows.”

Captain Marvel hit the big screen on March 8th, and is looking to be as big as last years Avengers: Infinity War or Black Panther. Last year DC’s Aquaman broke into the to top twenty highest box office grossing films. And, several TV shows viewed through streaming services like Netflix and Prime have comic book linage.

The first 100 people who enter The Pop Shop on Saturday May 4th will receive a package of 5 Free comics.  Baum stated that since supplies are limited, people should come early.  “Last year 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.”

This years event also has some great extra reasons to attend. “Its like a mini Comic Con at our store. We will have a celebrity artist as well as local creators showing and selling their own creative wares.” Plus there will be characters for people to get their pictures taken with. Darth Vader, Spider-Man and Batman are among some of the cosplays that will be in attendance.

Celebrity Artist Joe Corroney.

Celebrity Artist Joe Corroney has been illustrating official Star Wars and Star Trek artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters, prints and magazines since 1997. Some of the other comic books he’s illustrated include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW Publishing, Doctor WHO for Titan Comics, Farscape for BOOM! Studios, The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics. Currently, he’s developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Disney and Lucasfilm.

Other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are Marvel Comics’ Avengers, Indiana Jones, The Walking Dead, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Assassin’s Creed, Frozen, Heroes, Random House Publishing/Del Rey Books, Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, DC Comics, CBS Studios, Hasbro, Becker & Mayer! Books, Topps, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Sony Pictures, IDG Entertainment, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse Archives, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Cinemagraphix, Last Unicorn Games and West End Games.

He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration and Digital Illustration courses at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio for ten years and has taught the Ohio State University’s Summer Comic Book Workshop as well.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at The Pop Shop, 3104 Milan Rd #1, Sandusky .