Holy Smokes, Batman—It's National Comic Book Day 2012!

Whether you love Spiderman, X-Men or Batman, be sure to geek out with your favorite comics on this holiday.

To all of those who believe in Harvey Dent and Gotham City, rejoice.

September 25 is National Comic Book Day. This is a day for people of all ages to enjoy, since the first-ever comic book superhero made his first appearance in 1938. While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new.

This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their superhero, heroine or villain’s best stories. 

Big Bang Comics and Collectibles has a wide selection of the latest comics, magazines, books, collectibles, novelties, toys and statues. Stop by the store at 437 Broad St. during the hours of noon to 7 p.m. and take your pick. Back issues are half off through Saturday and, frankly, this store is awesome. 

If you're not sure what you're looking for, the Sewickley Public Library also has collection to browse through. Or stop by the Penguin Bookshop between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. At the very least, you can pick up a copy of "Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers."

From Batman to Archie and the Gang, today celebrates everyone’s favorite comic characters.

National Comic Book Day is also a good precursor for the famous New York Comic Con. This year, it will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Jacob Javits Center, where heroes and villains will walk the streets of Gotham.


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