COVID- The 20th annual Free Comic Book Day is set for this Saturday, with 19 regulations in place for readers and comic fans alike.
If you’re searching for something to do on Saturday, consider visiting your local comic book shop.
Aug. 14 is Free Comic Book Day, an annual tradition that is celebrating 20 years of encouraging the love of comics.
“There are comics that are specially published for Free Comic Book Day and they are given away to get people into the stores,” La Mood Comics owner, Gord Mood told Global News.
“It’s not for collectors, although sometimes they turn into collector’s items by accident, they are specifically to get people to read and to enjoy the reading of comics.”
Mood said there will be a few safety measures in place due to the pandemic, including limiting the number of people in the store to 25 and ensuring everyone stays organized in a line.
“I think every store will be limiting the number of people that can come in, but we are going to be still trying to do it timely and effectively.”
“It’s a fantastic effort that has been effective from the start and continues to be successful, but we are currently experiencing COVID issues,” Mood added.
LA Mood Comics is located at 100 Kellogg’s Lane and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The day will last until they close or the free books run out, according to Mood.