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Free Comic Book Day at Maui and Lānaʻi Libraries, May 6

May 2, 2017, 3:26 PM HST · Updated May 2, 3:28 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments
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The 16th annual Free Comic Book Day event takes place on Saturday, May 6, worldwide.

“Guardians of the Galaxy.” PC: The Free Comic Book Day website

Twenty-four libraries statewide, including four Maui branches and Lānaʻi’s Library booth at the Saturday market in Dole Park, will pass out free comic books to anyone that shows their valid Hawaiʻi State Public Library System card.

“Our public libraries are very excited to be a part of Free Comic Book Day this year,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich. “Comic books inspire us with not only amazing characters and stories but art that ignites our imagination.”

Titles include “Guardians of the Galaxy #1,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Doctor Who,” “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess/Ocarina of Time,” “TokyoPop Disney Descendants,” and more. Comic book selections will vary by library.

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Participating Maui libraries include: Lahaina, Kahului, Kīhei and Makawo.

Selected libraries will have costumed characters from the Pacific Outpost of the 501st Imperial Legion, Rebel Legion Hawaiʻi, and Costumers Guild of Hawaiʻi, bring a camera for photo ops with intergalactic heroes and villains.

Visit here or call the hosting libraries for appearance times and more information.

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Anyone that does not have a library card can apply for one at a local library.

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated worldwide on the first Saturday in May, participating libraries and comic book shops have given away millions of free comic books over the past 15 years.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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