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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.

Sept. 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. 

Superhero fans in Edgewater, Davidsonville and south county will have to travel to Annapolis to truly enjoy the "national holiday" at places like Third Eye Comics and Capital Comics. Whether an Aquaman enthusiast or Batman fanatic, the shops are sure to supply comic book fans with plenty to enjoy.

Those who want to stay local might be able to snag a good graphic novel—a collection of comic book stories—at the Edgewater Library. 

Anne Arundel County Public Library spokeswoman Laurie Hayes said they don't carry individual comic books, but do offered popular graphic novels for free to those with a library card. The graphic novels range in maturity levels too, some for kids and then others for adults, Hayes said. 

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

From Batman to Archie and the gang, be sure to celebrate everyone’s favorite comic characters.

My absolute favorite comic book as a kid was X-Men. No question. 

Who is your favorite comic book character? Got any comic books left lying around? Post them to Patch!

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