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Freshman kinesiology major Michael Hernandez Jr. and freshman psychology major Sherly Aviles-Morgado browse the selections Wednesday at the Campus Activities Board’s National Comic Book Day celebration in Sneaky Park. Students were allowed to take two free comic books. / photo by Veronyca Norcia

Freshman kinesiology major Michael Hernandez Jr. and freshman psychology major Sherly Aviles-Morgado browse the selections Wednesday at the Campus Activities Board’s National Comic Book Day celebration in Sneaky Park. Students were allowed to take two free comic books. / photo by Veronyca Norcia

Jacob Barriga
Staff Writer

Comic book lovers showed their spirit and bonded over similar interests in celebration of National Comic Book Day Wednesday in Sneaky Park.

About 100 people attended the event.

The Campus Activities Board gave each student who participated the opportunity to browse a selection of hundreds of comic books ranging from anime, DC, Marvel and more.

“I would never miss an opportunity to dress up as a super hero,” said Deja Goode, junior journalism major and CAB event coordinator. She said she has always been a comic book fan.

Each student got to take two comic books for themselves. 

There was also a photo booth for students who wanted to take their picture with Thor, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and Superman, and create their own comic strip.

There was also a raffle where participants could enter to win a full set of the Avengers movie franchise. 

“We are trying to see what everyone likes and we hope to put on more event like this to get a wider portion of the student body involved,” Taylor Vasquez, sophomore educational studies major and CAB Spirit Chair.

“I was just walking by and I thought it was cool seeing all the comics out,” said Joseph Meyer, freshman biology major. “I am a huge Marvel fan, I was Spider Man for Halloween eight years in a row growing up.” 

John Paul Ortiz, freshman theater and writing major, was happy to see people with similar interests.

“Events like this brings people with similar interest together, and I am able to talk to people I may not normally get the opportunity to talk to,” Ortiz said.

Jacob Barriga can be reached at jacob.barriga@laverne.edu.

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