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Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Posted at 2:43pm

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As Avengers: Age Of Ultron dominates theatres, comic shops celebrated the medium on Saturday.

Continuing an annual tradition, local retailers took part in Free Comic Book Day. With a wide variety of events planned, readers took part in many activities for the whole family.

In Windsor, Paper Heroes: Comic Book Lounge & Collectables located at 2857 Howard Avenue, Border City Comics located at 4449 Tecumseh Road East and Rogues gallery located at 327 Chatham Street West all enjoyed a spike in business. Beyond offering free titles from several publishers, all three stores had one-day sales as well. Justice League artist Jason Fabok was also signing autographs at Border City Comics from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and at Paper Heroes from 1:30 until 2pm.

Still, today’s biggest winners were local charities. Rogues Gallery raised funds for The Beer Store’s Bottles For Leukaemia, Border City donated raffle ticket profits to the Humane Society and Paper Heroes hosted a barbecue benefitting Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

For those wanting to join in on the fun, there’s still time. Paper Heroes and Border City Comics are open until 5pm and Rogues Gallery closes at 8pm.

Adventure Bay Family Water Park partnered with Rogue’s Comic Gallery to hand out a free comic book. (Photo by Owen Wolter)

The free books available at Adventure Bay. (Photo by Owen Wolter)

Three free books were available at Rogue’s. (Photo by Owen Wolter)

If you could handle the line. (Photo by Owen Wolter)

There was face painting to pass the time, and storm troopers to make sure entry to the secret imperial comic book base was orderly. (Photo by Owen Wolter)

(Photo by Owen Wolter)

(Photo by Owen Wolter)

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