Bookstores and libraries, just like superheroes, can do great things when they team up! Drawn to comicsDowntown Glendale’s source for comics, games and collectibles, is proud to partner with the Velma Teague Bookcase on Saturday May 7to bring you another exciting Free comic day live!

Activities for all ages will take place inside the Velma Teague Library (7010 N. 58and Ave.) and outdoors in surrounding Murphy Park from 10am-2pm, as well as inside the Drawn to Comics store across the street (5801 W. Glendale Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy local artists, crafts, games, cosplay and, of course, free comics galore!

Meet selected comic book artists and vendors both inside the library and outside of Murphy Park. Guests include Livio Ramondelli, Mike Debalfo, Doc Vaughn, Marissa Pope, Andy Vogel, Jose A. Guillen, Russ Kazmierczak, Adonnis Blake, Andy Carreon, Albert Morales, David Quiroz Jr., Birdie Birdashaw, Sean Sautter, Joe Newcomer and Kevin Ciapparelli. Learn more about

Shop for custom designs at Ken’s Buttons. Grab a snack on Glendale’s delicious downtown restaurant tour – find out more at Watch live medieval combat demonstrations by the Kingdom of Umbria, right in front of the Murphy Park Library. Help your kids create their own easy “Eggstraordinary superhero”. Take part in the Super Smash Bros. tournament. organized by Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive. Pose for photo ops with local cosplayers. Feel free to wear your own costume!

Dating from 2002, Free comic day is an annual event held on the first Saturday in May, where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world offer free exclusive comics to showcase the industry. Over the past decade, Drawn to Comics has created a local festival that attracts over 2,000 fans.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at or contact Ken Brown at 623-847-9090 or [email protected]. Don’t miss Glendale’s comic book event of the year!