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Score free comics for Free Comic Book Day 2012 on Saturday


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.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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