If May the fourth was for Star Wars fans, May 6 is just for comic book lovers.
The first Saturday in May is celebrated around the world as “Free Comic Book day” and Happy Harbor Comics is no exception.
In fact, owner Jay Bardyla thinks his shop has the biggest bash you’ll find in Edmonton.
He said there are 52 titles that are being released as giveaways for Saturday only.
“So you’ve got companies like say DC Comics for example which will reprint some key books that they’ve released in the past year or two. Like they’re doing a Wonder Woman #1 because Wonder Woman comes out in June next month. And then there’s a lot of the smaller companies that will produce a lot of original stories for just this day. So you get a nice kind of mix of everything.”
Besides exclusive giveaways, comic book stores will have prizes, entertainment, and of course, big sales.
But that’s not all: Happy Harbor will also have meet and greets with super-hero cosplayers, and Bardyla encourages fans to dress up, too.
“We would probably encourage you to dress up as Wonder Woman because we are running a special Wonder Woman contest in conjunction with Warner Bros. And we will be holding a raffle for four sets of advanced screening passes for the Wonder Woman movie. Along with one grand prize winner of a set of passes and also a bunch of really cool official Wonder Woman swag.”
Bardyla said his shop usually sees 2 thousand people come through the store. And he says don’t worry about missing out on comics – they’ll be putting out new books throughout the day.