If you or someone you know is into comic books, this Saturday, May 1 is the 9th Annual Free Comic Book Day.
Savvy Shopper has the line-up of participating locations in Hampton Roads:
Store owners will provide an array of titles for the giveaway, including storylines from the Archie series, Dark Horse comics, DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Store owners must purchase the comics for the event, so freebies are only available while supplies last. And be prepared to choose just one of the titles available.
Here are the participating stores on the Peninsula:
Benders. The Phoebus-area store will be giving away the free comics while supplies last. 22 S. Mallory St., Hampton. 723-3741.
Amazing Fantasy Comics. In addition to the free comics, local comic book creators will sign their books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the 501st Legion, a group that dresses up as Star Wars characters to raise money for charity, will appear at the store from 3 to 5 p.m. 14346 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 877-6030.
Amazing Fantasy also has a location in Yorktown. The 501st Legion will appear at that location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and the local comic book creators will sign books from 3 to 5 p.m. Village Shops at Kiln Creek, 209 Village Ave. 874-0600.
Heroes & Villains. Free comics while supplies last. 1152 Big Bethel Road, Hampton. 838-4431.
World's Best Comics. Free comics while supplies last. 9714 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 595-9005.
Comic Cubicle. If you head to this location, look for the superhero characters that will be wandering around New Town. 4809 Courthouse St., Williamsburg. 229-5299.
Jersey's Cards, Comics & Gaming. In addition to the free comics, the store is hosting several open gaming events. 8100 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown. 890-2842.