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Free Comic Book Day: Western Pa. shops celebrate with freebies

Frank Carnevale
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Comic book fans pick their selection of free comic books at Eide’s Entertainment in the Strip District, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
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Comic book fans pick their selection of free comic books at Eide’s Entertainment in the Strip District, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
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A customer takes one of the give away comic books from the display rack at the New Dimensions Comics store in Cranberry, Pa., as part of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Free Comic Book Day is happening Saturday and shops across Western Pa. are taking part in the promotion.

The day launched in 2002 as a way for comic creators and comic book stores to get fans, new and old, interested in comic books. They also encouraged fans to share a sense of community that can only be found at a comic book store.

Cosplay and dressing up as a comic book character has become part of the festivities, as fans don costumes when they visit their favorite comic book shops.

The annual event happens the every first Saturday of May.

This year there are 51 comic books availables from comic publishers DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image. Each shop has policies how they give away the free comics.

Nationally, more than 2,300 stores are taking part. Around Western Pennsylvania here’s a list of some of the stores taking part:

Phantom Of The Attic (Oakland, Monroeville, Green Tree),

Pop Culture Comics (Pittsburgh),

The Geekadrome (Brookline),

Infinity Comics (Murrysville),

Joys Japanimation (Greensburg),

Westmoreland Gaming (Latrobe),

Duncan Comics, Books and Accessories (West View),

New Dimension Comics (Waterfront Homestead, Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, Cranberry),

South Side Comics (Brentwood),

Nerds Cards and Comics (Bridgeville),

Eide’s Entertainment (Pittsburgh).

To find other stores involved, use the official Free Comic Book Day website’s store locator tool .

The site also put together a look at all the books that are available this year:

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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