Get ready for the biggest annual celebration of comic books! Free Comic Book Day takes place on Saturday, May 6 when you and the kids can head over to your favorite local comic store to pick up your very own freebies. It’s a great time to find new comics, dress up in costume, get the kids motivated in reading, and simply have fun with the community.
Below, we’ve rounded-up some of the Austin-area stores that are participating with fun events. For a full listing of locations, you can visit the Free Comic Book Day website and type in your zip code to find the store nearest you.
— Austin Books & Comics
Open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Austin Books & Comics will have a giant tent infront of the store and will let each visitor choose 10 free comics from a wide selection. In addition to the free tent, they will also have the $5 tent filled with toys, figures, and merch — all just five bucks! For more details, check out their Facebook event page.
— Dragons Lair Comics and Fantasy
Their doors open at 10 a.m., and comics will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to show up early. They’ll also have a bouncy castle and snow cones along with a variety of snacks and treats from neighboring businesses. Bring your camera to enjoy the cosplayers dressed as your favorite comic characters! For more info, you can visit their website.
— Rogues Gallery Comics and Games (Round Rock)
They will feature a wide assortment of free comics. They‘ll also have cosplayers on site, including @ChinakoCosplay, and kids will be able to get their picture with Spider-Gwen, a Stormtrooper, and more! Open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Visit their Facebook event page for more info.
— Austin Toy Museum and Hops & Heroes Comics
It’s the first Free Comic Book Day & Toy Show at Austin Toy Museum and Hops & Heroes Comics. A Toy Show begins at 11 a.m., general admission required. Then at 2 p.m. Hops & Heroes will bring out the FREE comics, food, and cosplayers! For more info, click here.
We hope you find some great new comics to read! Have fun!