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Free Comic Book Day Is Today

by Andrew Reiner on May 04, 2019 at 09:30 AM

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Free Comic Book Day is an annualized event that takes place on the first Saturday of May. True to its name, this event gives people free comic books – dozens of them from most of the leading publishers. All you have to do is head to a local comic book store and ask where the free comic books are. You'll want to go early, as this event has been popular in years past, and some of the free books go quickly.

Some of these comics are meant to be one-off stories that people can read and not feel the need to run out to get the next issue, but some publishers offer stories that lead into big events or give you a chance to read from the beginning of a series with hopes that you'll continue on. The hope is you'll walk away with plenty to read and a new (or renewed) appreciation for this storytelling media.

Here's a list of all the comics you'll be able to grab:

Aftershock Comics
Animosity Tales

Ahoy Comics
Dragonfly and Dragonflyman

Albatross Funnybooks
Grumble vs the Goon

American Mythology Productions
Casper's Spooksville

Antarctic Press

Arcana Studio
Go Fish!

Archie Comics
Riverdale: Season 3 Special

Benitez Productions
Lady Mechanika

Boom! Studios
Lumberjanes: Shape of Friendship
Welcome to the Whedonverse (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly)

Chapterhouse Publishing
Captain Canuck: Equilibrium Shift

Dark Horse Comics
Stranger Things & Black Hammer

DC Comics
Dear Justice League: Special Edition
Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

Drawn & Quarterly
Little Lulu: The World's Best Comic Book

Dynamic Entertainment
Bob's Burgers

Epicenter Comics
Zagor: The Alien Saga

Fantagraphics Books
My Favorite Thing is Monsters

Golden Apple Books
Blastosaurus Annual

Graphic Pop
Striker Force 7 Special

Wolfie Monster and  the Big Bad Pizza Battle

Humanoids Inc
H1 Ignition

IDW Publishing
Star Wars Adventures: Droid Hunters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casualty of War

Image Comics
Deadly Class: Killer Set
Spawn #1

Kodansha Comics
All Ages Sampler (includes Witch Hat Atelier)

Lion Forge
A Sheet's Story

Marvel Comics
The Avengers

New England Comics
The Tick

Oni Press
Ghost Hog


Random House Books
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: Big and Boulder

Funny Pages

Red 5 Comics
The Dark Age

Scout Comics
Midnight Sky

Source Point Press

Starburns Industries Press
Starburns Presents

Titan Comics
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor

Tokyo Pop
Disney Descendants: Dizzy's New Fortune

Udon Entertainment
Street Fighter: Sakura vs. Karin

Valiant Entertainment

Vault Comics

Vertical Comics
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World

Viz Media
My Hero Academia & The Promised Neverland
Pokemon: I Choose You & Pokemon Adventures

Youneek Studios
Malika: Fire & Frost