Leamington Comic Con has paired up with the Leamington Library to bring Free Comic Book Day to the town centre on Saturday the 2nd May between 11:00am – 14:00pm.

Free Comic Book Day is a worldwide celebration held annually on the first Saturday in May. Hoping to help more people discover the amazing world of comics, the creators of Leamington Comic Con will be ‘popping up’ at the library to give 500 away for free!

Free comics include: 2000AD, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Street Fighter, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Tick and many more, but once they’re gone they’re gone.

Dan Mallier, Creator of Leamington Comic Con, said: “Last year’s Comic Con was a big success so I know the people of Leamington love a comic or two. I’m hoping Free Comic Book Day will encourage even more people to discover the marvellous world of comics, and encourage them to join their local library, which has its own graphic novel section.”

Comic book fans and families looking for an alternative day out can swing by Leamington Library, grab a free comic and even have their photo taken with Batman (Kit Summerfield, Actor and Leamington Comic Con Cosplay Champion 2014).

Gill Colbourne, area librarian for Warwickshire County Council, said: “Comics are a great way to get reluctant readers to start reading. We’re excited to host Free Comic Book Day alongside Leamington Comic Con, after all the library is a great place to work, study, relax or read a comic!”

The library is free to join and offers free Wi-Fi. For more information or to join visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries or ask a member of staff on the day.

Early bird tickets for Leamington Comic Con 2015 will also be available on the day for just £5. Those who can’t attend can still buy a discounted ticket online if they use code COMICBOOKDAY until the end of May. For more information visit www.facebook.com/leamcomiccon or follow @leamcomiccon

For more information about the Free Comic Book Day event or Leamington Comic Con 2015 visit facebook.com/leamcomiccon or follow @leamcomiccon on Twitter.

Photo Opportunity:

The Leamington Comic Con creators – Dan Mallier and partner Lisa-Marie Nelson (dressed as the Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn) will be available for photos on the promotional stand on the day, as well as Kit Summerfield dressed as Batman.

Dan will also be presenting the library with a selection of graphic novels on the day donated by forthcoming exhibitors of Leamington Comic Con 2015 to help boost its current section and ensure local publishers are supported in the town.

Time: 11-2pm

Location: Royal Pump Rooms and Leamington Library, Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 4AA