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Events Mon Apr 28 2014

May Comes In With A Kapow! With Free Comic Book Day

On the heels of World Book Night and C2E2 comes Free Comic Book Day: founded in 2002, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated in participating comic book shops across North America (and around the world), and is observed on the first Saturday of May (May 3 this year). And it's Stan Lee-approved!

free comic book dayUse this nifty store locator to find a local participating shop. Follow the fun on Twitter and use #fcbd2014 to impress your friends with your loot, or largesse. You can also add these stops to your itinerary:

  • G-Mart Comics, 2641 N. Kedzie, will be celebrating all weekend, with stand-up comedy on Friday; doorbusters, prizes for costumed shoppers, and special sales on Saturday; and Star Wars Day on Sunday.

  • Visit CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Avenue, to meet JELLABY creator, Kean Soo, and DC Comics writer, Brian Azzarello (BROTHER LONO and WONDER WOMAN). Snag some of the thousands of free comics while you're there!

  • Brainstorm Comics, now at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 321, will have cosplay, contests, food, and of course, free comics.

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