Free Comics Day 2022: 4 places to get free comics in Lancaster County and meet an alligator of emotional support | Entertainment

There are four comic book stores in Lancaster County this Saturday where you can get free comics.

This is for Free Comics Day, an event held on the first Saturday in May. It began in 2002 as a means of celebrating independent comic book stores.

This year, some free comics include titles from popular series, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Pokemon”, “Doctor Who” and “Amazing Things”. There are a total of 12 possible comic book options, although their availability depends on the store.

The participating comic book stores in Lancaster County include:

4th Wall Comics, 1234 Millersville Pike, Suite 1224, Lancaster. 717-208-3524. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

4th Wall additionally makes a 20% discount including on all merchandise at regular prices except single cards, and individual issues for $ 1. Wallygator, an emotional support alligator owned by York County resident Joey Honey, will also be on site from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. More information.

Comic book store, 28 McGovern Avenue, Lancaster. 717-397-8737. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Comic Store will release one free comic for each customer. An additional portion of the comics as part of Free Comic Book Day will cost 50 cents, and all proceeds will go to purchase graphic novels and other books for Lancaster County libraries. In 2021, The Comic Store raised $ 1,500 at this event. The store will also feature an AfterShock ambassador who will give free comics to people who buy AfterShock comics, as well as the appearance of local ghost hunters. More information.

Cooper’s Comics and Collectibles, 477 Locust St., Colombia. 717-719-1845. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to free comics, Cooper’s Comics & Collectibles will feature books for $ 3. Customers can get two comics for free and then purchase four more at 50 cents apiece. More information.

Finish in a box, 368 N. Reading Road, Euphrates. 717-723-2140. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mark Scholl, Grogan Wayne and John Krause of Paranoia Comics will be present to sell art prints and write books. Owner Spencer Brosman will sell his book, A Story Where Every Word Represents the End of the World, a non-biblical retelling of Noah’s Ark, and will sign copies. Fill in the Box with requests for families to take only one issue of each comic. More information.

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