Free Comic Book Day on Saturday


Comic books will again be given away this coming Saturday as the island celebrates Free Comic Book Day. Joeten Kiyu Public Library and Green Flash Comics will again be at the forefront of this annual activity.

The all-day activity begins at JKPL in Susupe from 9:30am to 11:30am before moving to Green Flash Comics at the Joeten Superstore (formerly Price Costco) in San Jose from 12pm to 7pm.

Green Flash Comics joins thousands of comic book stores around the world in celebrating the annual event where more than 4 million comic books are given away, to introduce the people to the wonderful world of comic books.

Green Flash Comics owner Glenn Keaton said the variety of comic books being published today caters to readers of all ages—children, teens, and adults. “They can find something appropriate that will stir their imagination.”

Comic books, Mangas, and graphic novels are also a popular form of entertainment. A number of films and several TV series have also been based on comic books like the Avengers and X-Men movie franchises or Arrow and Flash series.

“Comic book and Manga characters have been part of popular culture with many of its characters and stories being adapted into blockbuster movies,” Keaton said. “Free Comic Book Day is a big event in the comic book world since it is a way to share those stories that inspire the movies.”

“Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop by [Green Flash Comics] because you never know what you’ll end up finding. [Comic books] are fun and a smart pick for readers to dive into, because imagination comes to life with the turn of every page,” said Keaton.

A Manga art contest will also be held on the same day based on the following criteria: only one submission per person; art style is not limited to Manga; art style must be creature themed and not humans; artwork must be hand drawn on paper no larger than 8.5 x 11;

Completed original artwork must be submitted to JKPL no later than 5:30pm on June 10; the artist’s full name, library card number, village, and school (if applicable) must be printed legibly at the back of his entry.

All original artworks will be returned to the owner.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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