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Comics Fri Apr 30 2010

Free Comic Book Day!

The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, where independent stores everywhere get together to celebrate the illustrated violence, humor, and action comic books bring to us every day by offering free issues of today's best and brightest story lines. This Saturday May 1 marks this year's Free Comic Book Day and many of Chicago's best stores are celebrating in their own way. Here's a quick list of stores in Chicago along with the special events they will be holding tomorrow:

Graham Crackers - Mouse Guard artist David Petersen will be at the Graham Crackers Loop location from 11-3 pm signing artwork and comics. Both the Loop and Lincoln Park stores are offering a slew of free comics, limit 3 per customer. Check out their full selection here.

Dark Tower Comics - Dark Tower Comics has all their merchandise 10-75% off throughout the day. Scottie Young and Tim Seeley will be at the store signing autographs and artwork 1-4 pm.

The Comic Vault - All hardcovers are 50% off, all back issues are $1 or fill a longbox for $100, and all other merchandise is 25% off. The Comic Vault will be holding a hourly raffle from 12-7 pm and if you're into comic books the prizes are worth the wait. The store is also doing a whole Iron Man day which includes a raffle for Iron Man 2 IMAX tickets and tons of free Iron Man variant swag.

Chicago Comics - Free comics all day. No special signings but mark your calendars for June 5. Alex Ross will be in the store to sign his signature artwork.

G-Mart Comics - Free comics all day.

Evil Squirrel Comics - Free comics all day. The staff has already posted some mini-reviews of what they're offering on their site.

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