With all this in mind, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top comic book shops in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to spend this year's Free Comic Book Day.
This weekend, comics fans will get the chance to celebrate their love for the literary art at local stores in observance of Free Comic Book Day. "Even if you've never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Comic Book World on May 4th, because there are so many awesome comics this year and we can't wait to share them". "And all of them are free!" says Vault of Midnight Event Coordinator Kaitlin Diemer.
There will be 51 titles available on Saturday.
"Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into a store because you never know what you will end up finding", Manzella said.
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Other participating stores include Liberty Comics, 5474 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Bennies, 462 Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, Pa.; and Watchtower Heroes, 6 S. Main St., Columbiana.
Yeah, most people are lured in by the promise of free comics. There will be limits on comics, but most stores will let you take as many as you want as long as you make a charitable donation. It happens every first Saturday in May.
Marcus To - Marvel/DC Comics artist on Age of X-Man: Next Gen, X-Men Blue, Amazing Spider-man, Nightwing, The Flash and many more.
Comic shops locally will host creator signings, feature photo opportunities and offer other special events throughout the day.