Free Comic Book Day comes to Calgary this weekend

May 2 2018, 1:17 am

Comic fans both young and old, Marvel and DC, will be able to rejoice. This coming weekend marks the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day to a number of stores within Calgary.

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, anyone will be able to take home a free 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, at least 48 different comics will be given out, including well-known titles like the Avengers, Captain America, Doctor Who, Pokemon, Riverdale, the Amazing Spiderman, and Star Wars, to name a few.

In Calgary, several shops will be celebrating with free books and special events, Read below for a list of participating stores and upcoming festivities.

Redd Skull Comics

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: 702 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary

Another Dimension Comics

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: 424 B – 10th Street NW, Calgary

Alpha Comics

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

Words & Pictures

In addition to over 50 different titles from Marve, Image, DC, and Dark Horse, among others, that are available for Free Comic Book Day, the store will also be doing a one-day only, storewide sale.

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: #6, 2610 Centre Street NE, Calgary

Free Comic Book Day 2018

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 

Where: Participating stores across Calgary

Time: Hours vary based on stores

Admission: Free of charge

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