Comic book fans, or those interested in taking a look, head down to your local comic book store Saturday to get some free books.
The Comic Stop, 134 Main Street in Watertown, will host Free Comic Book Day on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will be a special guest, according to store owner David Philbrick.
“There will be an appearance by Spiderman from 10 to 2,” Philbrick said.
Watertown artist and Popeye historian Fred Grandinetti will also be at the event drawing sketches for children. Philbrick hopes to set up a tent in back of the store for more activities if the weather is good.
There will be 50 different titles to choose from on Free Comic Book Day and those who attend the event can choose up to five free comics, Philbrick said. Free Comic Book Day is a nationwide promotion presented by retailers, distributors and publishers that started in 2002.
The Comic Stop opened in 1996, and Philbrick said movies such as “Spiderman” and “Captain America” along with TV shows based on comic series, such as “the Walking Dead,” have helped business.
Find out more about the event and which comics will be available by clicking here.