SOUTHERN MARYLAND - Aardvarks in Lusby and Mechanicsville are two of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 5. On Free Comic Book Day, close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the art of comic books.
"The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages - children, teens, and adults - can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations," said Mike Mattingly, Owner of Aardvarks. "We at Aardvarks want to spread the word that comics are alive and well in 2007."
Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. Spiderman 3 hits the big screen on May 4th, the day before Free Comic Book Day. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart," remarked Mattingly.
Free Comic Book Day is now in its sixth year.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at Noon and runs until 9:00 p.m. at both Aardvarks. Call 410-394-6366 for more information. You can find more information online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com.