By Frank Giorno
Tomorrow, May 5th may be Cinco di Maio in Mexico, but up here in Ontario North it is Free Comic Book Day.
In comic book stores across Ontario North from Timmins, to Sudbury, and Thunder Bay — anywhere they have participating comic book stores drop by and pick up your free comic book.
Here is the Free Comics Book Day Youtube video highlighting the 50 comics you can select from.
Here is where Free Comic Book Day in Canada 2018 is taking place in Northern Ontario
Kids and comic books just go together. Your kiddos can get your two free comics at Hill City between 9am-5pm, while supplies last, with the option of two more for a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay. Check out this video to see the comics available in 2018.
More info Hill City Comics on Facebook
Comics North has 3 special guests who will be joining us for Free Comic Book Day! Spiderman, Big Nick and Harley Quinn will be here from 10am until 1pm.
So come down to Comics North, 106 Elm beside the train tracks, get some free comics, donate to the food bank and have your photo taken with our amazing guests. There will be Graphic con tickets and prize bags given away randomly to everyone who dresses up! Kids under 10 that dress up will also get a free goodie bag, while supplies last!
In Timmins, Free Comic Book Day 2018 is happening at Jump City, now at a new location in the basement of the 101 Mall Algonquin St. E. and Pine St. N.
The Jump City store is extremely unique in the world of comic books- it is run by two sisters Jules and Kitty and how many times have you seen that in the comic book world?
The first Free Comic Book Day I ever attended was in 2016 at Jump City’s previous location on Pine St. S. and Kirby. That was awesome. They featured the creators of the Northern Ontario based comic Auric of the North – Davis Dewsbury, writer; Sharon Gauthier, artist; Andrew Thomas, letters and yes Jump City’s own Kitty Montigny who came up with the title. The comic book concept for Auric of the North was created by Mike Booth.
So drop by Jump City and pick up your free comic book and you never know what else might transpire.
What is Free Comic Book Day