Next Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May and the first true Free Comic Book Day since 2019, so many comic shops will want to come back strong. Here are some of the blueprints of the greatest comic book stores, but if your store does something special, send me a short paragraph, address, and any visuals they have at email@example.com and I’ll post it in the next few days.
Gosh Comics, Berwick Street, London.
Kieron Gillen will be here for signings on Saturday May 7 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Our children’s drawing board returns this free comic day, offering budding young artists aged 6-12 the chance to draw alongside professional comics! Drawing starts from 10am-12pm, with artists from Bog Eyed Books and 2000AD Regened represented at the table!
From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., TOR FREEMAN (Welcome to Oddleigh), GARY NORTHFIELD (Derek the Sheep), WOODROW PHOENIX (Donny Digits) and DAVID ZIGGY-GREENE (Walkies) will represent publisher Bog Eyed Books for Beginner Kids! Bog Eyed is the brainchild of Gary Northfield and Nicky Evans, meant to shine a light on some overlooked gems of British children’s comics (and a regular feature in our best kids of the year lists).
Then, at 11am-12pm, we’ll have RAMZEE and KORINNA VEROPOULOU representing 2000AD Regened, Rebellion’s young reader reinventing the classic British sci-fi anthology! Both Ramzee and Korinna have navigated the rough world of small press, self-publishing so successfully they couldn’t help but catch the eye of the biggest comic book in the galaxy. They represent part of Rebellion’s desire to give space to new and diverse voices, for the benefit of all of us!
Forbidden Planet London Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Ram V Signature Venom Vol 1 at 3-4pm
Forbidden Planet, Wulfrun Shopping Centre, Wolverhampton
This Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 7), we’ll have Mike Perkins starting at 11 a.m. for an in-store signing, and we’ve rounded up more stock of the graphic novels he’s been working on signing! Discover these titles the same day or bring your own!
Free comic day at OK Comics.
Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m.
Thousands of free comics.
Thousands of back issues at £1
Hundreds of graphic novels for £5
The Comic Guys, 130 Great Victoria Street, Belfast,
*FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022*
We’re giving away 15 gift bags over £100 (yes, 15!!!!) filled with cartoon goodness to the first 15 lucky customers to walk through the door on the day.
Collector’s Paradise Valley, 7131 Winnetka Ave Canoga Park, CA
Buy three, get one free, signatures of Mike Kunkel and Zack Kaplan
Collector’s Paradise Pasadena 319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4, Pasadena, CA
Buy three, get one free, autographs by Tony Fleecs and Fabrice Sapolsky
Collector’s Paradise NoHo, 5118 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood, CA
Buy three, get one free, signatures of Tim Sheridan, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams
Golden apple comics. 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Scavenger Hunt, with more free comics in Standings Butcher Shop, Coffee for Sasquatch, CVT Soft Serve Truck. Designer autograph signings
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: FREE LIMITED EDITION ALICE EVER AFTER PRINT. DAN PANOSIAN (creator and artist of Boom! Studios Alice Ever After, Unkindness of Ravens, etc.)
MITCH IVERSON & DENTON TIPTON (Writer & Editor Opus Press’ Death Dealer) FREE LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF DEATH DEALER!
11am-2pm: FREE FCBD COMIC PRESS SOURCE!
ADAM ROSE (creator and author of the SPP corollary)
Play our Mystery Book Game from 10am while supplies last. If you’ve ever attended our events at a Con Booth or FCBD, you know how popular and fast our prizes are, so come early to play and win!
For $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 Mystery Graphic Novel or Manga Book
Find 1 or 20 Golden Tickets to win BIG PRIZES!
OR Get an instant discount coupon to use in the store on FCBD only! This is how our sale will work that day. There will be many different coupons and offers on the sheets inside the books. Some are Golden Tickets and some are BOGO coupons for different types of merchandise like back issues, new comics, toys, exclusives, and more.
escape comics, 3090 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley California
Signed by Ryan Sook. Cosplay participation prizes.
Signature of Steve Niles
40% off transactions
Dollar books at 50% off and much more.
Signing of #TimSeeley from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Signing #MarkisanNaso from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Nostalgia Ink, 139 S. Mechanic St. Jackson, Michigan.
Signature by Bill McKay and Dan Mendoza.
Velvet Underground Comics. 825 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada
Signature of Joe Benitez FCBD
Season 1 static signature and sketch by Nik Draper-Ivey.
Monocle Comics & Coffee, Miamisburg, Ohio
– Meet local comic artist @justin_wasson, who will be taking orders and selling original artwork from 7am-11am.
– Kids can show off their artistic skills with a cartoon character drawing contest.
– Every purchase made on May 7 will enter you into a draw to win a CGC-rated #300 Spawn or a signed Skottie Young “The Me You Love in the Dark” poster.
– Cosplayers welcome! All customers who come dressed as their favorite character will receive an additional free Comic Book Day issue and additional raffle entry with their purchase.
Laughing Ogre Comics, High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Free Comics Day is next Saturday! We’ll be offering free comics all day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.! At 1 p.m., Master Laura of Central Ohio Martial Arts will demonstrate her swordsmanship outside. From 11-2, comic book creators Matt Erman and Lisa Sterle will file with their work, and from 2-5, writer Travis Horseman will file with his comics. A representative from Aftershock Comics will also be present from 10-3! We look forward to seeing you!
JC Comics & More, 6725 W Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio
25% Off Red Bin Back Issues – In honor of the companies 44th year, draw 44 or more and receive an additional 44% off those back issues for a total of 69%!!! OFF!!!!~
25% off Action Figures, Posters/Prints, T-shirts, Tpb/Hdcr/GN, POP! Figurines, Keychains, Piggy Banks*
10% wall comics and back issues in blue bins ~ Consignment items are not included in the sale
JC’S will have $25.00 worth of goodie bags with purchase of $44.00 (taxes not included) or more while quantities last. MORE!! There will be random Red Bin Back Issue gift certificates in gift bags~
Wear the current JC’S Comics N’ More t-shirt: Your Pop Culture Super-Store and get an extra 5% off your total purchase!!
Tracy Lynn Cruz signings and photo ops. South Texas Collectors Expo will also be promoting their new event, they will also be selling signed sports memorabilia and hosting a cosplay contest, food and drink and other vendors:
Infinite clothes and collectibles
Seikatsu – Animation and game fair
Street Ocho Hype & Leisure
Elite Zone Game