St Albans shop joins in Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013 - Credit: Archant

DOZENS of free comics are being given away by a St Albans store this weekend.

Chaos City Comics in Heritage Close is celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday with special giveaways from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and pretty much every other major comics publisher.

There should be something available for all tastes, whether it be super-heroes, cartoon characters, science fiction, fantasy and beyond.

Free Comic Book Day is when participating comic book shops all over the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores in an effort to encourage new people to become interested in the medium. The first event was held in 2002 and it has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Chaos City owner Derek Watson said: “Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the 20th Century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers. That’s worth celebrating and we’re proud to be a part of this wonderful medium. And now many parents and school teachers are discovering that comics can also be a useful tool for improving visual literacy and general standards of reading.”

Chaos City opens its doors at 10am on Saturday and will encourage new readers to try a comic book whilst stocks last.

More information about the event, including a list of the comics that will be available on the day, can be found on the Free Comic Book Day website: