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.
— 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.
We hope you find some great new comics to read!