I spent this past Free Comic Book Day at Heroes And Dreams in Flowood, MS. I’m sure you have already read my reviews of the free comics my family picked up (didn’t you?), but now I can let you know a little more about what activities happened at the store before we made it there.

Take the jump for more about the event, plus a gallery of images too.

Having not been to the store before, I took a moment to speak with store manager Dale Griffin and asked him what Free Comic Book Day meant for him and the store.
“Free Comic Book Day is a great way for people new and old to enjoy comics. It allows them to try new stories at no cost to them and decide if they might like to start reading a new book. For us, Free Comic Book Day is also a day for us to give back to the community. This year we celebrated New Comic Book Day at the Flowood Library where Jay handed out comics to young readers from 11:00 am to noon. Every year we also donate a percentage of our profits to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, and this year we doubled our donation from last year!”

All in all, Free Comic Book Day turned out to be a success for everyone involved. I heard a lot of happy customers around the store while I was there, and I know I personally am looking forward to next time!

Heroes And Dreams is newest comic book store in the Jackson area and is located at 5352 Hwy 25, Suite 1650, Flowood, Mississippi. For information about the store, check out their website or contact them at 601-922-3100.

Did you attend Free Comic Book Day? Did you take a lot of pictures of the event at your location? If so, drop us an email (schleicher@majorspoilers.com) and we’ll share them with the world.


About Author

Back in February of 2008, Stacy Baugher wrote his first article for Major Spoilers and started a solid run of work that would last for over two years. He wrote the first series of Comic Casting Couch articles as well as multiple Golden Age Hero Histories, reviews and commentaries. After taking a hiatus from all things fandom he has returned to the Major Spoilers fold. He can currently be found on his blog, www.stacybaugher.com , were he post progress on his fiction work as well as his photography and life in general, and on Twitter under the handle @stacybaugher . If you're of a mind, he also takes on all comers with the under the Xbox Live Gamertag, Lost Hours. He currently lives in Clinton, Mississippi with his understanding wife, and two kids.

1 Comment

  1. I thought I put it in, but I must have missed it in the various drafts.

    The store owner’s name is Jay Long. I had that in there, but it must have accidentally got deleted during a re-write. Sorry.

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