SARASOTA - In this week's edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at The Dark Side Comics And Games in Sarasota. 

The comic book shop in the Sarasota Commons off Beneva Road is gearing up for the annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday. Years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, along with D.C. Comics films have helped launch a renewed interest in comic books.

The blockbuster movie "Avengers: Endgame," the culmination of a 22-movie arc over 11 years, tells the story of characters who got their start in the comic-book pages. 

Sarasota County libraries are also celebrating Free Comic Book Day, with anyone able to come into a library and receive a free comic book. It's one book per person, while supplies last. The library system in Manatee County is also participating in the annual Free Comic Book Day. The Dark Side is supplying the comics to libraries in Manatee and Sarasota. 

The Dark Side owner Brian Polizzi talks about the comic book industry and also about all the happenings and guests that will be on hand for visitors at the shop on Saturday.

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