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Free Comic Book Day Is Coming

The largest event in the comic industry, Free Comic Book Day, is taking place on Saturday, May 3, at participating comic book specialty shops across the country and worldwide, including right at Floral Park’s own Superhero Comics.

“People can stop by any time,” said Superhero Comics owner Rich Brindisi. “I hope new customers stop by too and become life-long fans of comic books.”

Superhero Comics will be celebrating 23 years of business in August.

The goal of Free Comic Book Day is to promote the comic book medium to new customers young and old and celebrate independent comic book retailers and their stores. Comics are exciting; currently the entertainment industry and pop culture are taking stories based on comics and making them hits, as seen with The Walking Dead, Superman, Thor, Avengers, and more. Comics are also known as a great tool for introducing young children to the world of reading.

“Free Comic Book Day gives new and devoted comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture fans the opportunity to get great titles for free, while participating in fun and interactive comic shop events,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Dan Manser. “One of the best parts about Free Comic Book Day is discovering that you are a part of a giant community of like-minded fans who love the same stories, TV shows, and movies that you do. The comic shop is really a great place to meet your new best friends and discover the stories that will entertain you and enrich your life.”

This year’s list of 12 free comics featuring mainstream characters such as Archie, Simpsons, Batman, Hellboy, Hello Kitty, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, Disney’s Uncle Scrooge, Spongebob, and more.

Each year, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Since its inception, Free Comic Book Day has given out more than 27 million free comics to nearly eight million people. This year alone over 4.6 million comics will be given away for free.

Visit www.freecomicbookday.com to learn more about Free Comic Book Day and to find other participating comic shops. Superhero Comics is located at 146 Jericho Tpke. in Floral Park and will be open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Free Comic Book Day.

Ask about Superhero Comics’ free club membership also, with discounted purchases and new release reservations. Call 516-328-9290 for information.

News

Village Board Trustee Mary-Grace Tomecki spoke on behalf of the Noise Abatement Committee at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting regarding the proposed helicopter track route put forth by State Senator, Charles Schumer. Changes to the route would affect noise levels in the village and to other communities along the LIRR line.

The North Shore Route is a route currently used by helicopters exiting New York City heliports to locations on the east end of Long Island.

“The current route takes helicopters over the Long Island Sound at an altitude of 2,000 feet and is designed to minimize noise on the residential communities below,” said Tomecki. “A helicopter must arrive at its destination which in the case of the North Shore Route, means it must transition from water to land.”

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.


Calendar

Village Concert

Friday, July 25

Magic & Comedy

Friday, July 25

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser

Saturday, July 26



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