Get ready for the biggest annual celebration of comic books! Free Comic Book Day takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 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. – 6 p.m. Each fan will be able to choose 10 FREE COMICS from a wide selection available in a huge tent set-up. To help parents ensure they are getting the right book for young readers, Austin Books & Comics will organize the comics by recommendations for age-appropriateness. Costumes encouraged! For more details, check out their Facebook event page.
— Dragons Lair Comics and Fantasy
Doors are open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the event is open to everyone — from those new to comics to longtime fans, and young and old readers alike. Comic book signings of Punchline by Bill Williams will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. They’ll also have bouncy castle, face painting, snow cones, a photo booth, Star Wars trivia, 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. Arrive early for the best selection. 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 8 p.m., they‘ll have loads of free comics, an all ages costume contest, plenty of giveaways, free artist sketches, 20% off store-wide, and more. For more info, visit their Facebook event page.
— Tribe Comics and Games
Hosted by Texas Roller Derby, this Comic Book Day event features free comics and other goodies as well as photos and Q&A with Roller Derby skaters. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more news.
We hope you find some great new comics to read!