Free Comic Book Day returns to Toronto on May 4

Apr 24 2019, 2:34 am


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 Toronto 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 Toronto, several shops will be celebrating with free books and special events, which are listed below.

Face front, true believers!

Silver Snail Comics

In addition to the thousands of comic books that Silver Snail will be giving away, they’ll be celebrating their 42nd-anniversary sale. The massive discount will run all day from 9 am to 9 pm.

Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 329 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Beguiling

Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 319 College Street, 517 Parliament Street, 601 Markham Street, Toronto

BMV Bookstores

BMV Bookstores is one of Canada’s largest discounted and pre-used books. In addition to the many comic books they’ll be giving away this weekend, they also purchase comic books for those who wish to sell.

Time: 10 am to 12 am
Where: 471 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Thunderstruck Bookstore

Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: 386 Bloor Street, Toronto

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