Free Comic Book Day: Where to get your geek on in Atlanta

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Metro Atlanta comic fans can get their geek on this Saturday, May 5.

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated first Saturday in May, and many Atlanta area shops are participating.

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Fifty titles will be available, and each shop will have a selection. Comics include "Infinity Watch/Spider Man," "Star Wars Adventures" and "Pokémon: Sun and Moon/Pokémon: Horizon." The designated comics are free, but shops usually limit how many each customer can take to help ensure a good supply.

Some shops separate titles into adult and kid-friendly selections, but if you're taking a young child to score a few free comics, you'll want to make sure that they're choosing age-appropriate titles.

Many stores in the metro Atlanta area are participating in Free Comic Book Day, and some are also holding special events. Cosplay is also encouraged.

In addition to comic book shops, a variety of Lawrenceville Square businesses will be giving out some of the free comics from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Check here for a list of stores, titles and special deals.

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The following comic book shops throughout metro Atlanta area will give out titles from the free comic book list on May 5:

Steel Collectibles

3920 Cherokee St., Suite 107

Kennesaw

The first six customers in line will receive free goodie bags.

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore

3372 Canton Road, Suite 104

Marietta

Creators will appear between 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and include Mark Bagley, who has illustrated more Spider-Man comics than any other artist, and Julie Hadden Barclay, a colorist whose work has appeared in the "Hero Cats" and "Midnight" series.

Criminal Records

1154-A Euclid Ave. NE

Atlanta

The shop will host special guests including Matt Anderson, Andrew Aydin, Greg Burnham, Lawson Chambers, Corey Davis, Jamel Jones, Gina Kirlew and more.

Galactic Quest

116 E. Crogan St.

Lawrenceville

The store will feature autograph signings from artists Josh Hood and Andy Price at 10 a.m.

Odins

937 Killian Hill Road SW

Lilburn

Mark Wright, comic and horror fan artist who's known for "Halloween Town," and Sonya Thompson, an actress from "Walking Dead," will appear.

Great Escape Comics & Games Mega-Store

1050 E Piedmont Road, Suite 106 (in the Publix Center at East Piedmont and 120)

Marietta

Titan Games & Comics

2512 Cobb Parkway, Suite C

Smyrna

Teahouse Comics

5920 Roswell Road, Suite B-107

Sandy Springs

Dave's Comics & Collectibles

107 Rainbow Way

Fayetteville

My Parents' Basement

22 N, Avondale Road

Avondale Estates

Book Nook

3073 North Druid Hills Road

Decatur

Oxford Comics and Games

2855 Piedmont Road

Atlanta

Kapow Comics

655 Atlanta Highway, Suite 201B

Cumming

Joe's Garage

2855 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suite 760

Suwanee

Galactic Quest

4264 Sudderth Road, Suite D

Buford

Rock Shop Music and Games

3333 Buford Drive, Suite 2047B

Buford

Stukntyme Collectibles

4181 Steve Reynolds Blvd. #105

Norcross

Book End

6041 North Henry Blvd., Suite C

Stockbridge

Challenges Games & Comics

2050 Lawrenceville Highway, A-18

Decatur

Titan Games & Comics

2131 Pleasant Hill Road, #129

Duluth