Mellow Blue Planet in Rock Island 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 2nd. On Free Comic Book Day, over 5.6 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, Tim Johnson, owner of Mellow Blue Planet Comics & Collectibles.
Celebrating its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are a terrific read. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Mellow Blue Planet, because you never know what you will end up finding.”
“We at Mellow Blue Planet want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times,” Johnson continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are considered a hot form of entertainment, that are exciting 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 www.freecomicbookday.com.
Mellow Blue Planet will be receiving about 50-60 copies of the FCBD Spanish edition Comics.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10a.m. and runs until 6p.m. at Mellow Blue Planet; 2212 5th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Call 309.788.1653 for more information.