Comic Book City, USA -- The City of Greensboro got a new name Saturday: Comic Book City, USA. And hundreds of people celebrated at Acme Comics on Lawndale Drive.
The line to take part in Free Comic Book Day stretched several city blocks there, and excited comic book enthusiasts.
"This is visual representation that Greensboro is Comic Book City," Jermaine Exum, Acme Comics manager, said. "The fact that we had a fan drive five hours to get here to Greensboro, that's what we were talking about. That's what we were trying to show, is that reality. Greensboro really loves comic books."
The store handed out thousands of free comic books to fans who waited. Storm troopers, Batman and some other favorite comic characters kept the crowd entertained. And a 10-year-old High Point boy named Austin Sellers, who got there with his father Friday afternoon so they'd be first in line, was presented with an honorary key to Comic Book City.
"I didn't know that was coming," Sellers said. "So I thought it was really, really cool."
Acme has celebrated Free Comic Book Day for 11 years. For the first time, the excitement spilled over to the Natural Science Center. Kids and adults were able to meet some comic artists, get free comic books and see some characters there.
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