Comic book characters have become ingrained in our culture. The top grossing movies are regularly comic book movies, in fact just this past weekend Infinity War set the record for the largest domestic opening weekend for a film. Comic book characters adorn shirts, socks, and are even tattooed on our skin. Since Action Comics #1 was published in 1938 comic books and their fanbase have continued to grow into the behemoths they are. While in past decades comic books have been perceived as a small hobby for a select few in the population the recent surge has thrust them into the mainstream.
Every year on the first Saturday in May publishers and local shops put on Free Comic Book Day where you can grab select comics for free. Local shops put on promotions and special events like special sales and costume contests. This event is for people of all ages. The selection of free comics is available on the website and cover every genre and style. In addition to free comics, you can get yourself some free swag and many stores hire local cosplayers to take pictures with and create a festive environment. The free comics are usually entirely new properties or popular series that are starting a new storyline.
When you’re snagging your free comics feel free to join in the festivities and look around and make some purchases. This day is perfect for introducing yourself to your local comic book shop and reading up on the literature that is the basis for all of the DC and Marvel movies. Don’t limit yourself to just the movie storylines, while those are a great place to begin there are plenty of fantastic characters who are not in the blockbuster movies from both DC and Marvel. There are also different publishers like Dark Horse, Image, and First Second Publishing that have great quality. If you don’t want superheroes and are more interested in history, realism, or fantasy those are also available too. Help support local business and start or extend your collection this Saturday at one of these great locations:
PROVIDENCE PLACE MALL
74 PROVIDENCE PLACE
PROVIDENCE, RI, 02903
1500 BALD HILL RD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
THE TIME CAPSULE
1732 FALL RIVER AVE
SEEKONK, MA, 02771
THE TIME CAPSULE
537 PONTIAC AVENUE
CRANSTON, RI, 02910
RUBBER CHICKEN COMICS
15 NORTH MAIN STREET
BELLINGHAM, MA, 02019
THE TOY VAULT INC.
400 BALD HILL ROAD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
For a complete list of the Free Comics that will be available and to check which stores are participating in Free Comic Book Day near you check out FreeComicBookDay.com
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Photos Courtesy of Tim Rice Photo and taken at Rubber Chicken Comics
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 30, 2018) – Gerri Schiffman of RPL’s Providence office recently closed two separate million-dollar sales in the span of a week. Gerri was the listing agent for 77 Rumstick Road in Barrington which sold for $1,536,500. This is the fifth sale of over a million dollars in Barrington this year, three of which were listed by RPL. Gerri was also the buyer’s agent for 75 Hazard Avenue which sold for $1,128,150, marking the largest sale on the East Side this year.
Set in the sought after Rumstick neighborhood in Barrington, 77 Rumstick was designed by local architect David Andreozzi, and quality built by Robert Andreozzi. The home’s sunny open interior features nine foot high ceilings, oversized windows all around, and impressive details throughout.
Built in 1929, 75 Hazard Avenue is an elegant Brick Colonial with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and top-to-bottom details. The sunny yard provides a gorgeous oasis to host garden parties, while the interior is filled with expansive rooms that create picturesque settings for every gathering.
Gerri Schiffman is recognized as one of the top Realtors® in Rhode Island and has been named to Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” for three consecutive years. Gerri has earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus award every year since 1994. For more information about Schiffman and her current listings, please visit her website at GerriSchiffman.com.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associate Martha Lapierre has rejoined the company as a member of their Cumberland Office. Martha is a native Rhode Islander who has worked in all areas of the real estate industry for over 25 years. Martha recently sat down with us to discuss her recent return to the Ocean State and reuniting with Residential Properties.
What was it that drew you back to Rhode Island?
First and foremost, it was my family and friends, but it was also all the other people that live here and help to create our unique Rhode Island & New England culture. Being raised in Lincoln and Cumberland, I appreciate the ability to explore our beautiful coastline, hike our hilly woodlands and scenic bike paths, or enjoy some of the best culinary experiences in the country.
After working for other companies, what sets RPL apart and makes it such a unique brokerage?
I’d say the personal interest, caring, and connection of the people who work for RPL is very different. The level of cooperation and consideration between agents elevates your success in the field. It’s great having the ability to reach out to anyone, from the CEO to the COO to the managers and to the wonderful administrators. Immediate attention and response from within is unsurpassed and seldom exists in other agencies. Your success as an agent is their success as a company.
In what ways, if any, did living and working in another state make you a better Realtor?
Creating a new client base and real estate career in another state takes ingenuity, confidence, perseverance and tapping into all the experience you’ve acquired in the field and applying that to a new environment. Starting a career in a new area required me to utilize all the tools and experience I’ve acquired over the years.
What are you excited about most going forward?
After being away for three years and working for a franchise agency, I am thrilled to find that RPL has maintained the highest level of integrity that I remember. I appreciate that the company is a proponent in keeping up and educating its agents in the importance of technology and digital marketing. I am also very excited to rejoin my community and help our friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances achieve their real estate goals.
What are some of your future goals as a member of Residential Properties?
Creating a happy experience while meeting my client’s highest expectations is always my goal.
Do you have any additional comments regarding your recent return, our company, or the real estate industry in general?
I am happy to be back with my RPL family and living in RI with the quality of support, agents and management of Residential Properties Ltd.
To learn more about Martha Lapierre, please visit her agent bio page.