Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

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Each year on the first Saturday of May, comic books shops across the country give away free comic books to anyone who walks through the door.

That day has come — again.

On Saturday, nearly 20 Omaha area locations will take part in Free Comic Book Day.

You can find your closest shop by typing your zip code into the Comics Shop Locator on the freecomicbookday.com page.

Some of Omaha’s participating stores include:

>> Legend Comics and Coffee, 5207 Leavenworth St.

>> Ground Zero Hobby, 4601 S. 50th St. and 794 Fort Crook Road South in Bellevue.

>> Dragon’s Lair, 2227 N. 91st Plaza and 5022 S. 153rd S.t

>> Krypton Comics, 2819 S. 125th Ave., Suite 261

The Omaha Public Library has gotten in on all of the excitement, too. All 12 of its branches will participate by having free comic book titles to give away.

Branch locations include:

>> W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.

>> Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.

>> Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St.

>> Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz.

>> Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St.

>> Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln

>> Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

>> A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

>> South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St.

>> W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd.

>> Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

>> Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St.

Visit omahalibrary.org for more information.

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Now for a mini-documentary about Free Comic Book Day

Actor Jay Mewes — um, yeah, him — of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” is excited “because it’s Free Comic Book Day, baby”. Check out his message…

Actor Chad Coleman of hit TV shows “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire” wants you to attend Free Comic Book Day 2015.

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