Hip, hip hooray, it’s almost Free Comic Book Day! This takes place every year on the first Saturday in May, and that means on Saturday, May 2 you and the kids can head over to your favorite local comic store to pick up your very own FREE comic books!


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
Its their biggest day of the year, and they’re going to have over 30,000 comics to give out from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Everyone will get to choose from dozens and dozens of free comics, from all-ages material to first issues of the hottest new titles and more. They’ll also have artist signings, door prize drawings, costumes, a coloring sheet for kids, and a full day of fun! For more info, check out their Facebook event page.

Dragons Lair Comics and Fantasy
At Dragons Lair, they can’t wait for the “single greatest annual celebration for comic book fans everywhere”! They will be offering tons of free comics ranging from silly to scary to action packed! On the Dragons Lair website, you can get detailed info about what to expect on Saturday. They note that doors will open at 10 a.m. but the line usually starts forming around 7-8 a.m. Comics supplies typically last until about 3-4 p.m. Zordon and the Yellow Ranger will be signing free prints for everyone who wants one. Enjoy free popcorn and cotton candy, and there will be face-painting in the store, a bouncy castle outside, and a kids costume contest that starts at noon.

Tribe Comics and Games
They’ll be giving away books all day from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and it’s a great way to find some cool new things to read. They’ll have books of all kinds, including plenty that are great for all ages. For more info, you can visit their website.

—  Rogues Gallery Comics and Games  (Round Rock)
They will feature a wide assortment of books from Archie, Bongo, DC, Marvel, Boom!, IDW and lots more. In addition to previews of Marvel and DC’s big summer crossovers, characters and properties featured include Doctor Who, Fight Club, Bob’s Burgers, Pokemon, Sonic, Mega Man, Spongebob, Transformers, Avatar the Last Airbender, the Avengers, Attack on Titan, Street Fighter, The Tick and more! A full list of the comics available can be found here.

Titan Moon Comics (Cedar Park)
At Titan Moon, everyone who comes in between 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday will get a raffle ticket to win one of their awesome door prizes which will be given away 4 times an hour all the way until 6 p.m.! For more info, visit the Titan Moon Comics website.

We hope you dress up, get out and snag some terrific comics on Saturday! Have a great time!