Free Comic Book Day comes to Montreal this weekend

May 1 2018, 11:51 pm

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 in stores all over Montreal.

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

Millenium Comics

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: 451 Marie-Anne East, Montreal

Librairie Omnibus

From 11 am to 5 pm, Librairie Omnibus will celebrate Free Comic Book Day and Local Artist Day. They’ll be hosting Matthew Valle and Tress, two local artists to the Montreal scene, as well as hosting a special raffle. And of course, free comics!

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Where: 625 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal

Studio 9 Comic Book Shop 

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Where: 5835 Rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal

Comic Hunter

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Where: 9675 Papineau Ave, Montreal

Librairie Brave Comix 

In addition to their Free Comic Book Day, being held from 9:30 am to 5 pm, they’ll also be holding a 20% off sale on items in the store – as per their website.

Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: 4154-B St. Catherine Street West, Westmount

Librairie Crossover Comics

Crossover comics will be celebrating their event with a massive store-wide sale. In addition, they’re also inviting visitors to dress up in their best cosplay and costumes. There will also be food available on-site throughout the day.

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: 3560 Notre-Dame West, Montreal

Free Comic Book Day 2018

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 

Where: Participating stores across Montreal

Time: Hours vary based on stores

Admission: Free of charge

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