FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) It’s only fitting that Free Comic Book Day is the day after Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly anticipated superhero blockbuster, came out on the big screen.

The film based on the Marvel Comics grossed more than $84 million in its first day, according to Disney’s Marvel Studios.

However, Saturday wasn’t a day to celebrate the successful moves based on the comic. It was a day to celebrate every panel, speech balloon, sound effect and cartoon in comic books.

The Allen County Public Library had a packed day of events, starting with free comic books, a costume factory, superhero training and a special talk with Appleseed Comic Con’s Zack Kruse.

Other comic book shops in the city filled up with children and adults ready to celebrate the comic book culture.

Discount Comic Book Store (SCBS), located at 2001 S. Calhoun Street, tweeted a photo of a filled store Saturday.

Jefferson Pointe’s new Summit Sports, Comics & Games, previously known as Clem’s, also was packed with people hoping to get their hand on a comic book.

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