A free day of fun for the whole family – Worldwide Free Comic Book Day comes to Clermont with comics for all ages!
Heroes Landing in Clermont 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 Todd Merrick, Owner of Heroes Landing.
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 Heroes Landing, because you never know what you will end up finding.”
“We at Heroes Landing want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times,” Merrick 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.”
Additionally, Heroes Landing is proud to host comic artist Freddie Williams II. Freddie E. Williams II burst onto the comic book scene in 2005, when he began work with DC Comics on the Eisner Award winning series Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle. Since then, he has Illustrated a long list of DC Comics titles, including: Robin, The Flash, Countdown, 52, Blue Beetle, Aquaman, Jsa All-Stars, Captain Atom, Green Arrow, The Movement, and Infinite Crisis. While the bulk of his work has been with DC Comics, Freddie has illustrated Brain Boy and Conan for Dark Horse Comics, as well as the Legendary Star Lord for Marvel Comics. Freddie is also artist and author of the Dc Comics Guide To Digitally Drawing Comics.
Returning this year is local artist Jon Pinto. Jon is a local artist and will be selling his original pop culture pieces from Doctor Who, Superheroes, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more!
Kids Costume Contest (ages 12 and under) sponsored by DK/Lego at 1 PM. Prize for top costume – 1 DK/Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes Book, 1 DK Adventures: Marvel’s The Avengers: Battle Against Ultron Book and 1 LEGO Gift Card (total prize package worth approximately $50).
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.
Large crowds are anticipated. Each person gets 3 free comics. Come in costume and get 5 free comics. First 10 people in line get a bag with 1 of each of the Free Comic Book Day titles!
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 9 AM and runs until 7 PM at Heroes Landing 12348 Roper Blvd. Clermont, FL 34711. Call 352-242-9636 or visit the store page on Facebook or www.heroeslanding.com for more information.