Yo! Pocket-protecting, comic-book collecting geeks, this one’s for you.
Get free comic books on Saturday to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2012.
If you visit Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill, you’ll get to pick out five freebies.
“At our store, you’ll get at least five free comic books,” says Joann Minieri, Tate’s manager. “There are more than 43 different titles to choose from this year including “Mouse Guard Labyrinth and Other Stories.” It’s a cool hardcover book. It’s very awesome.”
The timing of the annual May event, which stared in 2002, could not be better this year with Friday’s opening of “The Avengers.”
Minieri says last year’s event drew thousands of customers.
“It’s so fun. There will be a lot customers in costume, from Captain America to Ironman to Star Wars 501st Legion Unit. Those guys come in as Darth Vader and Stormtroopers looking like they just walked off the movie set. Customers love it. They look unreal.”
Score free hot titles from Marvel and others. “There are Avengers, Spiderman, DC Superfriends and Superman comics, too. Just pick what you like off our Free Comic Day menu,” Minieri says.
Docking Bay 94 in Coconut Creek is also participating. "We have hundreds show up. We'll have a bounce house and costumed characters. This is like our St. Patrick's Day," says the manager.
Each comic book is valued at $2.99 to $3.99, Minieri says.
“We’ve ordered more than 24,000 free books. There are plenty to go around.”
Click here to find a participating store.