19 Comic Book Stores' Big Plans For Free Comic Book Day

If you are a comic book store with some major event plans for Free Comic Book Day next Saturday, email details (brief description and visual) to richjohnston@gmail.com. The second one of these will run tomorrow… after stores have gotten in touch!


Jetpack Comics & Games, Rochester,

Through the FCBD Scavenger Hunt, families can visit 24 downtown businesses to receive free comics and meet over two dozen creators at the Governor's Inn Event Hall.

Besides touring Rochester for comics, visitors can:
– Get their photo taken at Gemr's Action Figure Photo Booth
– Join Jetpack's Second Annual Cosplay Competition (with over a grand in prizes)
– Get a photo op in Art's Delorean
– Help the Copper Comic's Initiative who provide comic subscriptions to children's hospitals.
– Listen to live music at the Garage from 10:00am to 11:00pm

Gosh Comics, London, UK

Let's just run their pictures! It says it all!

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Escape Pod, Huntington, New York – on the Sunday, not the Saturday.


Signing and sketching from C. Spike Trotman, Donny Cates, Tee Franklin, Robert Sikoryak, Ulises Farina, Kristin Gudsnuck, Joe Ciano,  Jeffry Burandt, Gregory Benton, Melody Often



Ultimate Comics, Durham/ Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Exclusive retailer variant cover, Kevin Eastman doing a limited signing raising money for St Baldricks Foundation, with Tommy Lee Edwards,  Brockton McKinney and a yearly charity run to kick the morning off.



Ultimate Comics will have a line up of guests at its Raleigh and Cary NC locations as well including Sam Ellis and Jeremy Whitley

Forbidden Planets, across the UK


Birmingham, Christian Ward will be signing Black Bolt #1

Bristol, Cavan Scott will be signing Tekken #1

Liverpool, Neil Edwards will be signing Torchwood #2.1

London, Alex Paknadel and Simon Myers will be signing Excluisve variant cover of Doctor Who  FCBD, Caspar Wijngaard will be signing Assassin's Creed: Locus and Dan Watters will be signing Limbo

Newcastle, Alan Martin will be signing exclusive variant of World War Tank Girl.


Zeus Comics, Dallas, Texas

Jenny Frison, Jen Van Meter, Michael Lark, Ken Lowery, Robert Wilson IV, Jordan Boyd, Chad Thoma, Emily Rose Romano, Shonuff Studios Halo & Terry Parr, Fully Artomatic Ruby Boiko & Vinh-Luan Luu, Dan Peeler/Charlie Rose. CW themed costume contest at 1pm for prizes from Zeus.


The Comic Book Shop, Troy, North Carolina

Register to win one of two Free Comic BookDay string bags or a DC Rebirth Canvas bag full of stuff.


Fourth World, Long Island, New York

20% off entire store, 4 free comics,

10am-1pm Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr,  Peter David (Spider-man 2099, Scarlet Spider)
1pm-3pm Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Reilly Brown, Cory Smith,  Fred Van Lente
3pm-5pm Chandra Free
5pm-6pm Sean Chen, Crees Hyunsung Lee

Golden Apple, Los Angeles


  19 Comic Book Stores' Big Plans For Free Comic Book Day

10 free specially marked comics to each guest, the first 100 people at each location will receive a free gift bag of comic-related merchandise.  50% off on a limited selection of action figures, graphic novels, and model kits for one day. With guests Kurt Busiek, Jeff Parker, Ben Dewey, Keith Tucker, and Kalie Stanton at Milwaukie

Kurt Busiek, Jeff Parker, Ben Dewey, Keith Tucker, and Kalie Stanton at Milwaukie

Steve Lieber, Joshua Williamson, and Brian Churilla at Beaverton

Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, and David Walker at Portland

Earth 2 Comics, Northridge and Sherman Oaks, California

Shea Fontana, Yancey Labat and Monica Kubina of DC Super Hero Girls signing at Northridge, 11am-12:30pm and Sherman Oaks, 2:30-4pm

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.