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On Free Comic Book Day, participating stores will give away over 2.7 million comic books, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7th.
 
Free Comic Book Day at Illusive Comics & Games kicks off at 11am and runs until 11pm with free special-edition issues of comics from publishers such as DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and Image handed out while supplies last. Each customer can pick 4 of these comics, but those that donate to Make A Wish Foundation or the Red Cross will get many more. The first 200 people through the door get additional free books and toys from local publisher Slave Labor Graphics.
 
The biggest Free Comic Book Day event at Illusive Comics and Games is a signing with Eisner-winning writer James Robinson from 2-5pm. Robinson has authored such best-selling titles as Starman, The Golden Age, JLA: Cry for Justice, and a plethora of Superman and Batman stories. Be sure to bring in (or buy!) your best-loved issues to have them signed and get a chance to chat about them with the creator.
 
Other fun activities to enjoy include a Costume Contest, Star Wars character appearances, drawings for tickets to the Big Wow ComicFest and a free custom Sketch. At 6 pm, a Magic: The Gathering pre-release gaming tournament kicks off and runs until 11 pm.  And if all that isn’t enough, there will be a huge store sale all day.
 
Celebrating its tenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Illusive Comics & Games because you never know what you will end up finding,” says Anna Warren Cebrian, owner of Illusive Comics & Games. “It’s not just superheroes!”
 
"We at Illusive want to spread the word that comics are perfect entertainment for today’s times," Warren continues. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered cool and smart. Comics 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.”
 
So join us Saturday, May 7 at Illusive Comics & Games, 2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, California 95051. Call 408-985-7481 or go to www.illusivecomics.com for more information.
 
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com.

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