Modesto giveaway draws hundreds of comic book fans

local@modbee.comMay 4, 2013 

— Mythical universes collided Saturday at the Free Comic Book Day gathering at Modesto’s Bonanza Books & Comics.

Marvel Comics superheroes including Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Iron Man stood side by side with ‘Star Wars’ heroes and villains such as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers.

Store owner Jeff Allen said it was his busiest Free Comic Book Day, but all went smoothly thanks to about 20 family members and friends helping out at the shop.

Allen bought 2,000 special-edition comics to give away Saturday, and with nearly an hour left to go had run out of many titles. He supplemented his stock with books left over from prior Free Comic Book Days.

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