Page Intentions: The Outlet Comics Events page aims to be a hub for you to discover and promote all comic related events happening far and wide, from large conventions to local meet-ups and comic shop sales.
Current State: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary reduction of in-person events, we have scaled back the functionality of this page and have shifted focus to mostly online events. Events are available in a list or calendar format and are searchable by date and keyword. We will add functionality (such as additional search and display options, the ability to list events on your own, or sell tickets) back in as this page grows and it becomes financially feasible to do so.
To List an Event: Send event details and display image to email@example.com. You can also list it in the “classes and meet-up” or “conventions” channels on our Discord server and we’ll make sure it gets added here.
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Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2019Free
What is “Free Comic Book Day?”
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
Are they really free?
Different shops have policies on how many free comics you can receive, but you will receive at least one free comic if you enter a participating shop location. Check with your retailer for their policies and plans for FCBD.
Is every comic book store in the world doing this?
If you’re asking about convenience stores with a spinner rack of comics in a corner somewhere – the answer is no. This event celebrates the independent comic book specialty shops, thousands of which exist in North America alone. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, toys and related products.
While we hope every one of these shops will take part, each shop determines on its own whether or not to participate. You can check our shop locator for a comic shop near you.
Then how do I know where to go to get my free comics?
As the first Saturday in May approaches, www.FreeComicBookDay.com will launch a shop locator service that will show you participating retailers in your area. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to be alerted when the database is ready, or check back in early April.
Is this the first Free Comic Book Day?
No! The first Free Comic Book Day event was held in 2002. In the past, thousands of shops around the world have given away millions of free comic books to interested readers. We’re proud of the continuing success of FCBD and look forward to growing the event each year!