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Bill's Bullpen in Hollister is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 2. On Free Comic Book Day, more than 2 million comic books will be given away at participating stores.

"The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens and adults — can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations," said Bill Mifsud, owner of Bill's Bullpen at 207 4th St. Now in its 14th year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, Mifsud said, spreading the word that comic books are terrific reading. "Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Bill's Bullpen, because you never know what you will end up finding."

"We want Bill's Bullpen to spread the word that comics are perfect for today's times," Mifsud continued. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart Comic books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world."

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are online at

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 and runs until all free comics are given away at Bill's Bullpen. Call 831-636-1180 for more information.