With spring’s sunny and warm weather, it’s the perfect time to get lost in the world of comic books and the 18th annual Free Comic Book Day is going to make sure you’re not only catching up on everything superhero, but that you’re doing it for free.
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Comic fans both young and old, from Marvel to DC, will be able to rejoice as this year’s Free Comic Book Day is coming to Calgary next month.
On Saturday, May 4, anyone will be able to take home a free comic book by simply walking into a store.
The event takes place at independent comic book shops all across North America, with thousands of locations around the continent participating in the celebration. Past events have seen millions of free comic books being given away every year to aspiring readers, all of them leaving the store with at least one comic.
This year, thousands of comic shops will be given out well-known titles like the Avengers, Captain America, Doctor Who, Pokemon, Riverdale, the Amazing Spiderman, and Star Wars, to name a few.
It’s not uncommon for comic book fans to show up to the various comic book stores dressed in cosplay either.
In Calagary, several shops will be celebrating with free books and special events, which are listed below.
Face front, true believers!
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 702 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 424 B – 10th Street NW, Calgary
During Free Comic Book Day, from 9 am to 5 pm, all back issues will be 45% off. Graded comics will be 30% off and Pop Vinyl figures will be sold for only $10. The first 30 people in line will also receive a free grab bag with comics, giveaways, and prizes.
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 7005 – 18 St SE #9, Calgary
Comic-Kazi has announced via their Facebook page that they will be hosting unique events during the time of Free Comic Book Day. The store will release details on Friday, May 4, the day before the event.
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 4307 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Time: 9:30 am – 10 pm
Where: 1010 16 Ave NW, Calgary