Comic books on offer

South Alive community development co-ordinator Courtney Ellison gets into the spirit of Free Comic Book Day alongside Leon Hartnett, of Green Light Innovations.

SUPER heroes will have the chance to get a free comic book and also win a spot prize for best dressed at the Mini Free Comic Book Day.

Hosted by South Alive and Greenlight Innovations, 300 comic books would be given away at The Pod, Ness St, South Invercargill on Saturday, July 17, from 2pm to 4pm.

Leon Hartnett, of Greenlight Innovations, said last year 700 comic books were given away at the annual Free Comic Book Day at the Invercargill Library, which left 300.

“We love Free Comic Book Day so much, that this year we are going to have two,” he said.

South Alive community development and operations manager Courtney Ellison said the team were “very excited to be hosting the event at South Alive for the very first time”, alongside Mr Hartnett.

The comic books were high quality. Among the titles and subjects were X-Men, Power Rangers, Minecraft and My Little Pony.

“It’s fun… and a great way of promoting literacy,” he said.

Mee & Henry Law sponsored the event by paying for the comic books and freight.

The annual Free Comic Book Day would also be held in the Invercargill Library in August, he said.