Free Comic Book Day takes over Hattiesburg

Free Comic Book Day takes over Hattiesburg
Free comic book day. Photo source WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - May 2, 2015 is Free Comic Book Day, and Pine Belt residents were treated today by Southern Fried Comics.

Free comic book day is the every year on the first Saturday of May. The event is popular enough to take over twitter as well. #FREECOMICBOOKDAY trended number one worldwide on twitter.

Southern Fried Comics employee Taylor Meyers says it was originally an idea to “introduce new readers, and help retailers build up a customer base.”

The event usually coincides with the first blockbuster super hero movie of the year. This year's big super hero movie is The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

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