Get ready for the biggest annual celebration of comic books! Free Comic Book Day takes place on Saturday, May 5 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.

Where To Go On Free Comic Book Day:

Austin Books & Comics
Open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Austin Books & Comics will have a giant tent in front of the store and will let each visitor choose 10 free comics from a wide selection. 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, the Batmobile, and lots of 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 Wonder Woman and Catwoman for kids to take pictures with! 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 (10 FREE books per person), an all ages costume contest, lots of giveaways and more. For more info, visit their Facebook event page.

Tribe Comics and Games
In addition to giving away free comics on May 5, they’re also having a big sale — 10% off everything in store and 50% off on red-tag items. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more news.

Dress up & have some fun on Free Comic Book Day! Photo from Dragon’s Lair’s Facebook page.

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