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Local store gives out 25,000 comic books for free

Saturday is National Free Comic Book Day and May the Fourth be with you day. Iguana's Comics and Gifts in Grants Pass is celebrating in a big way.

Posted: May 4, 2019 3:42 PM
Updated: May 10, 2019 10:10 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore.,-Saturday is National Free Comic Book Day and, coincidentally, it's also May the Forth be with you day. Free comic book day is celebrated the first Saturday of every May.

Iguana's Comics and Gifts in grants pass goes all out for the occasion--giving away 25,000 comic books for free. They do this every year. Hundreds of people came in the store today and claimed up to 50 comic books each. So many people showed up that the line wrapped around the building.

The store owner, Karl Callahan, says he's been doing this for years. He says his story is not about making a profit, but connecting a community and sharing his passion for comics with others.

If you missed today, you might still have a shot at a free comic book.

"We give a free comic for everyone that comes in for every A on their report card and that's been fun because we've been doing it for 4 years and we've started to see the kids come back that were getting one A that are now getting 2 A's or 3 A's so I think the bribery is working," says Callahan.

Watch our special edition of NewsWatch 12 at 4:30 today for the full story.

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