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Entertainment briefs - May 1 edition

Free Comic Day slated May 3

An Open Book in Wadena is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 3rd. On Free Comic Book Day, over 4.6 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 Ms. Kempf, Owner of An Open Book.

"We at An Open Book want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times," Ms. Kempf continued. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered a hot form of entertainment, that are fun and a smart pick for readers to dive into as imagination comes to life with the turn of every page.” Comic books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first Saturday of May has been and will continue being 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 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at An Open Book at 114 Jefferson Street South.

Call (218) 632-2665 for more information.