Event included raffles and free pictures with superheroes. Video of the local celebration inside!
A family reads new comics outside Bill's Bullpen in Hollister on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Photo by Noe Magaña.
Bill’s Bullpen gave away 2,350 free comics during the annual Free Comic Book Day on May 4. While the event took place over the course of the day, attendees packed the store during the two-hour photo opportunity with Spiderman, Supergirl and Black Panther.
The store has participated in the event for 19 years, joining thousands others around the world celebrating the comics. Owner Bill Misfud also gave attendees raffle tickets for prizes like San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys tickets, an in-store shopping spree and gift certificates.
Bill’s Bullpen will again be giving out free comics for Halloween Comic Fest on Oct. 26.
Noe Magaña is BenitoLink Co-Editor and Content Manager. He joined BenitoLink as reporter intern and was soon brought on staff as a BenitoLink reporter. He also experiments with videography and photography. He is a San Benito High School alumnus with a bachelor's in journalism from San Jose State and a Liberal Arts Associate's Degree from Gavilan College. Noe also attended San Jose City College and was the managing editor for the City College Times, the school's newspaper. He was a reporter and later a copy editor for San Jose State's Spartan Daily. He is a USC Center for Health Journalism 2020 California Fellow.