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VIDEO: Superheroes to hand out free comics this weekend in Victoria

Free comics will be handed out at five Fernwood little free library locations on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s free comic book day at several of Victoria’s little free libraries this weekend, and some superheroes have arrived to make sure the comics get into the right hands.

The Superheroes of Victoria will be at five little library locations in Fernwood between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

“The Superheroes of Victoria have spent the last 15 years being a free volunteer resource, youth mentorship, hospital visits, but one of our biggest passions is promoting literacy programs,” said Mark Ashfield, who protrays Batman. “So we’re thrilled to be able to partner with the little free libraries to be able to promote literacy in the community.”

Saanich Coun. Teale Phelps Bondaroff volunteers for the organization that works to stock the free libraries, and helped organize this weekends event.

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Little Free Library Superhero Adventure!” Bondaroff said in a press release announcing the giveaway.

The little free libraries are small boxes throughout Greater Victoria that operate under the “Leave a book — take a book” philosophy.

Free comic book day is and annual promotional event organized by the comic book industry to attract new readers.

Free comics will be handed out at five locations on Saturday, May 4 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Map courtesy Superheroes of Victoria)

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