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Free Comic Book Day

Teens visiting their Pioneer hometown library and checking out any book from the Teen Collection will receive a free comic book (while supplies last) May 7th to celebrate the 10th year of Free Comic Book Day. All 9 hometown libraries will be participating in free comic book day.

Free Comic Book Day has been an international celebration since 2002. The event is a single day when participating comic book shops and libraries around the world give away books to promote interest in the comic and graphic novel formats. The libraries join thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form.

 Comic books began in the 1930s as a unique American art form that has grown - like so many American forms of entertainment - to spread around the globe. Over the decades, comics have changed entertainment and challenged perceptions. These days, there are comic books for every taste, from slam-bang super-hero adventures and thoughtful slice-of-life to thrilling science fiction and intense drama.

New to the concept of comic books...check out these comic books before you receive a free issue on May 7th.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Return of the Black Cat

Michele Gonzales is Peter Parker's roommate who's not really his girlfriend, Norah Winters is the motormouth journalist, Mary Jane Watson is the stunning star who wants to break the ice on a frosty relationship. Then, along comes the Black Cat and her unique contribution to the ol' Parker Luck! Pete better sort out his romantic urges, because a pair of threats has finally arrived....



Unbeknownst to Invincible, trouble is brewing--trouble of MARTIAN origin. Invincible must assemble a team of Earth's mightiest defenders to go out into space and prevent what could well be the end of mankind! Also in this volume, Invincible battles the REANIMEN on the campus of Upstate University.


The Avengers

Iron Man. Thor. Captain America. They've been the Avengers' heart, soul and fighting spirits since the team's earliest days. Three of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, joined together to fight the foes no single hero could take on alone. Now, with the dawning of a new Heroic Age, this trio again finds cause to band together. And the the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Spider-Woman at their side, this truly could be the most powerful Avengers line-up of all!


Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne

Writer Morrison and a team of artists pick up from the end of Morrison's Final Crisis and Batman: RIP. Bruce Wayne is lost in time after killing Darkseid, a godlike being of pure evil. Piecing together the memories of his past that he's lost and slowly realizing he's been turned into a human booby trap meant to destroy the universe by Darkseid, Bruce is pulled through eras of Gotham City's history that include confrontations with cavemen, witch hunters, pirates, cowboys, and 20th-century cultists. These adventures culminate in a return to the present where he must rely on his fellow superheroes to save him from Darkseid's curse.


X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With

"It's a contest to see who wreaks the most havoc when Cable adds a Hellion, a Morlock and a Mojoverse warrior to the New Mutants lineup for a pre-emptive strike on the Mutant Liberation Front! But the rechristened X-Force learns even the most irresistible force can have problems with an immovable object: the Juggernaut! Showcasing the apparent first appearance of Domino and the definitive first appearance of Deadpool!"


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