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Comixcon to be held Saturday at Flint Masonic Temple

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(04/10/14) - They're brave, daring - and they have super powers.

Whether on the big screen or in a colorful book, at one point or another, most people have been fascinated with heroes.

A local attraction is working to spread the joy found in all the superhero action.

"Trying to bring more people in and just enjoy the art form in general," said Randy Zimmerman, owner and editor of the free local paper, Flint Comix. "It's the kind of paper I always wanted to read when I was a kid. It's a collection of comics and entertainment articles, some local folks, some syndicated strips."

Zimmerman is getting ready to celebrate the fifth annual Comixcon. It's an event that caters to both the young and the young at heart.

"Everybody. We have folks that are 80s and 90s and say 'I haven't read Cat and Jammer Kids' since I was a kid, or 'I haven't seen Flash Gordon for years'. That's the whole idea behind doing it," Zimmerman said.

It's an opportunity for people to see their favorite comics come to life - or sort of. You can visit with the people who come dressed in character's costumes at least.

"Lot of folks dressed up, a lot of fun," Zimmerman said.

There's a chance to mingle with some well-known writers and artists.

"Arvell Jones will be there, he did Iron Man and All-Star Squadron for quite a few years. He's drawn a lot of the characters. The Minor Brothers will be there, they just got done working on Sheena the Jungle Queen. Local contributors to Flint Comix that will be there," Zimmerman said.

"It is a lot of fun, kids really get into it," said Lou Pulliam, of Comic Relief.

Comixcon is this Saturday at the Flint Masonic Temple.

It runs from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.

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