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'Galaxy' to star as Galaxy Comics marks Free Comic Book Day

The Wenatchee World — Mike Irwin The Wenatchee World, Wash.

April 21--WENATCHEE -- A galaxy-sized celebration of the comic book universe is zooming into sight.

Galaxy Comics, comic book hub for North Central Washington, will mark Free Comic Book Day from noon to 5 p.m. May 6 -- the day after the release of Marvel's new movie "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2."

And get this ... a "Guardians of the Galaxy" issue will be one of a handful of special editions Galaxy Comics will give away that day. The "free" list includes 31 titles, including comics featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Wonder Woman, the Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doctor Who, Barbie and Underdog.

"This event is a reminder that hundreds of comic book titles are still being published on paper every month, appealing to a wide range of ages and interests," said Dean Ball, owner of Galaxy Comics, a participant in Free Comic Book Day since its launch in 2002. "Readers can pick up a few free comics that day and try out some titles they may want to keep collecting."

Ball said movies and TV shows have energized the comics medium in recent years. The two biggest publishers, Marvel and DC, have a total of six movies set for release this year, he said. Organizers of Free Comic Book Day estimate 2,300 stores worldwide will participate this year and give away over 5.7 million comics.

For more info, contact Ball at Galaxy Comics, 1720 Fifth St., Wenatchee, call 663-4330 or visit zcomics.net.

Reach Mike Irwin at 509-665-1179 or irwin@wenatcheeworld.com. Read his blog Everyday Business. follow him on Twitter at @MikeIrwinWW.

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