Hilo Public Library and Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library in Waimea are among 16 libraries across the state which will offer readers free comic books on Saturday in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day.
Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System cards will receive a special free comic book, while supplies last. Participating libraries’ local Friends groups, Jelly’s the Original, and Collector Maniacs are sponsoring this year’s event.
Free Comic Book Day (www.freecomicbookday.com) is celebrated worldwide on the first Saturday in May and participating libraries and comic book shops have given away millions of free comic books over the past 11 years. Each participating HSPLS library will offer a variety of comic books for all ages. Readers can choose from among popular series including: “DC Nation Super Sampler #1,” “Disney Fairies,” “Dragon Ball & Rurouni Kenshin Restoration,” “Sesame Street & Strawberry Shortcake,” “Star Wars” and “Walking Dead Special.” Comic book selections will vary by library.