In a press release today, Wizard World announced that it would have a hand in making Free Comic Book Day even more special this year in select markets.
If you’re lucky enough to live in – or close to the following cities – you’ll be interested to see what limited supply comics will be brought to a shop near you.
The cities are Des Moines, Iowa; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Calif.; Albuquerque N.M.; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago and Nashville, Tenn.
Free Comic Book Day is May 6th, this Saturday, and those limited edition comics are exclusive Wizard World Walking Dead variants. This celebrates Wizard World’s mission to support Free Comic Book Day across the US.
Wizard World CEO John Maatta had this to say about the initiative.
“Local shops are the cornerstone of the entire comics entertainment industry. Everything that has sprung from the industry in the past 50 years–the books, the characters, the fandom, the culture–all started at the comic shops. What was originally fringe is now mainstream; and yet even so, there are tons of niche groups devoted to their favorite characters, genres, and media. The stores provide a home-away-from-home for fans of all types, a meeting place in real life to discuss their passions with fellow fans and to find the latest adventures of their favorite characters. The comics community is very important to us, and we at Wizard World strive to promote the efforts of many sides of the entertainment industry.”
We’ve been lucky enough to work with John at a Wizard World event and his knowledge of comic books, their solidified place in pop culture, and his passion to make Wizard World all it can be is inspiring.
Heres hoping you find incredible comic books this weekend! Oh, and if you’re coming to Nashville, you just may see a few of us there.
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