I spent this past Free Comic Book Day at Heroes And Dreams in Flowood, MS. Iâ€™m sure you have already read my reviews of the free comics my family picked up (didnâ€™t you?), but now I can let you know a little more about what activities happened at the store before we made it there.
- An appearance by the Mississippi Outpost of the 501st
- An appearance by the Mandalorian Mercs
- Artist Jesse Labbe was in-store to draw sketches for the fans
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.
â€œFree 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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital, and this year we doubled our donation from last year!â€
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.
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