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.

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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.

Photo from the Dragon’s Lair Facebook page

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.

Titan Moon Comics (Cedar Park)
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., they‘ll have loads of free comics, local artists, giveaways, door prizes and more! For more info, visit their Facebook event page.

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.

Tribe Comics and Games
This store always participates in Free Comic Book day. While they don’t have any special events listed, keep an eye on their website for news to come.

We hope you find some great new comics to read! Have fun!