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May 2 is free comic book day in Manteca

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POSTED April 26, 2009 2:05 a.m.
Comic Dreams in Manteca is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 2.

On Free Comic Book Day, over two million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders 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 Michele Harris of Comic Dreams.

Now in its eighth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading.

“Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Comic Dreams, because you never know what you will end up finding,” Harris said.

“We at Comic Dreams want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times,” Harris continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, not and smart.” Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. Wolverine hits the big screen on May 1, the day before Free Comic Book Day. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. at Comic Dreams, 377 W. Louise Ave, Manteca. Call 823-7393 for more information.
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