Over 2,000 stores celebrated Free Comic Book Day Saturday.
Acme Comics in Peoria was one of those participating stores.
The store was packed all day with die-hard fans and people thinking of starting up the hobby.
Store Manager Randy Witte said the free comics attract a wide range of comic book fans.
He added, "You got everything from really little kids books, like 'Hello Kitty', 'Archie', and 'Spongebob', up to the normal books, like 'X-Men', 'Spiderman', and 'Batman'.
Co-Op records in Pekin also gave out free comics.
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