Free Comic Book Day returns to Katoomba Library!
Comic book heroes and graphic storytelling are celebrated at worldwide with FREE comic books given away for readers of all ages!
On Saturday 3rd May 2014, Katoomba Library will once again be joining comic book stores all over the world to celebrate the diversity of comic books with their Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) event. Over 5 million comic books will be distributed to comic book fans of all ages, and Katoomba Library has once again partnered with award-winning Sydney comic book & pop culture retailer KINGS Comics, to give away 1,000 free comic books at their library.
Now in its thirteenth year, the exciting event is set to be bigger than ever, with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 currently being huge successes in the cinema. And with Marvel’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY arriving at cinemas very soon it looks as though 2014 has become the ‘Year of the Super-Hero’.
“Comic book heroes and comics themselves continue to finding new audiences due to TV, games and cinema adaptations” said Stephen Ford, Promotions Manager of KINGS Comics. “Later this year we also have movie adaptions of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and SIN CITY 2 heading to cinemas. And popular TV series such as THE WALKING DEAD and ARROW; which are based on comic book titles; are bringing new fans back to the original source material.”
KINGS Comics is again excited to once again have Katoomba Library involved in their Free Comic Book Day promotion. “Comic books today are published for readers of all ages – children, teens and adults – meaning that you can easily find something appropriate that will stir the imagination. Involving libraries in FCBD gives KINGS the opportunity to showcase these titles to a reading audience eager for new stories” says Mr Ford.
Comic books and graphic novels are continuing to be used as easy entry points in schools and libraries for children to engage in the love of reading and this year’s FCBD titles have more titles for younger readers than ever before. This year there are comics featuring Archie, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Simpsons, Adventure Time, Spongebob Squarepants, The Smurfs and Teen Titans Go! – all aimed for the younger reader.
There is also a huge growing range of titles for adult readers which feature stories other than superheroes tales. Genres such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy and crime are now becoming more popular – especially from the US independent publishers. This year on Saturday 3rd May Katoomba Library will have comics from Marvel Comics (Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon DC Comics (DC New 52 Future’s End), Dark Horse Comics (Project Black Sky, Avatar), Image Comics (Rise of the Magi), IDW Publishing (Transformers vs G.I.Joe, V-Wars), Zenoscope Publishing (Grimm Fairy Tales) and many, many more.
So come into Katoomba Library on Free Comic Book Day and grab a comic book, and start enjoying the medium of graphic storytelling. Have fun on the day by cosplaying as your favourite super-hero and check out the special events your library has planned on the day!
Free Comic Book Day: www.FreeComicBookDay.com
Check out all the Free Comic Book Day Titles at: http://on.fb.me/1lUMlXR