Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 4th, 2018
That’s right, tomorrow (or possibly today by the time you read this) you can get FREE COMICS just by walking into any participating comic book store!
This year marks the 18th Annual Free Comic Book Day. I’ve managed to make it out pretty much every year, and it’s always a fun time. Each store sets their own policy on how many free comics you can get. For some places, it’s one per person, while others let you grab five or ten a piece.
Along with the free comics, many stores also have huge sales or special events, such as artists or writers on site to sign books or appearances by costumed characters.
Even if you’re not into comics yourself, this is a great event to bring your kids to.
I truly believe in the power of comic books as a tool to help promote literacy. I think they’re a fantastic art form and I think Free Comic Book Day is a great way to introduce yourself or your little ones to the medium.
This really is an all ages event. My daughters have had a blast attending Free Comic Book Day over the years. The stores usually have a wide range of comics, with something that is appropriate for everyone, even pre-readers. You can search here to find a list of stores participating in your area. Plan to go relatively early, as the free books do sometimes run out as the day goes on.
Have fun! Let me know if you go.
Click here to see which stores in your area are participating in the event.
Click here to see what comic books are available this year for FREE!
Click here to check out the Free Comic Book Day website.
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
I didn’t know that there was such a thing as Free Comic Book Day! Is this every year on the same day?
Deanna Tousignant says
They’ve moved it a few times over the years, but it’s close to the same time each year, yep. I try to remember to edit and repost this each year as I think it’s a very cool event, particularly for kids.