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Vail: Free Comic Book Day Saturday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Eagle Valley Music, located near The Sandbar in the West Vail Mall, will participate in Free Comic Book Day Saturday.

Since 2002, comic book specialty shops all across the United States, and some worldwide, celebrate an annual event known as Free Comic Book Day. This year the event is Saturday. All different types of comic books are given away free in celebration of the uniquely American art form known as the comic book.

Comics are more in the mainstream media than ever before. Last summers’ top grossing Hollywood movies were largely of the superhero genre, including “The Dark Knight” and “Iron Man,” with sequels coming for both films soon. In addition, President Obama has publicly talked about how he read comics as a kid, and has appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man comics with his likeness on five different covers, in Mad magazine as Alfred E. Obama, and many others.

There are more than 20 books produced especially for this event, ranging from books for younger readers up to teen and more mature reader titles. Tom Robbins, owner of Eagle Valley Music, recommends people come on Saturday afternoon to check out the free books. You can see which books will be available at

“I expect a really steady stream (of people) all day,” Robbins said. “My regular customers are totally psyched they don’t have to drive to Denver for Free Comic Book Day or for their weekly books anymore.”

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Customers can take up to five free books with no purchase required, and more for those who purchase something in the store.

In addition to having thousands of CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s, music supplies, and t-shirts, the store carries new weekly comics, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels. They get in new books every Wednesday. Eagle Valley Music is open from 10 a.m. until midnight daily. Call 970-476-1713 for more information.

“Comic books are great for parents who have trouble getting the kids to pick up a book over the summer break, adding to their vocabulary, word usage, and not to mention stretching their imagination,” Robbins said. “It’s a win-win for the folks ” kids read instead of watching the tube, and parents get some quiet time!”

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