It's that time of the year again! Free Comic Book Day in Chicago is one of the best times of the year. I have been making it a tradition to going every year on a Free Comic Book Day Crawl, visiting the local comic book shops in the area. This will be my third year of doing this!
What can you look forward to besides the free comics from your local comic book retailers? They often have cool discounts and special deals on their general merchandise and you see people in cosplay all day long! Check out a few pictures we had from prior years of doing the comic book day crawl -
Here's a sneak peek on what will be on my route for tomorrow. *Note: depending on time and interviews, I might not make it to ALL locations)
2641 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
Always our first stop and my personal favorite because they go all out during free comic book day! they are a lot generous when it comes to giving comic books out. Check out what they have planned for tomorrow -
COME IN COSTUME! Want double the free comics? Anyone in costume can take 10 free comics instead of the normal 5! We will also have a prize for the best costume. Stay tuned for details! DOORBUSTER PRIZES! The first 50 people through our door at 11am will receive a randomly selected doorbuster prize. These could be anything from free toy to a free hardcover omnibus! SIGNINGS! Gene Ha (Top 10, Justice League, Mae), Josh Blaylock (Mercy Sparx), Keith Carmack (Victorie City), AND MUCH MORE! Special sales, costumed heroes, and more! Come out to G-Mart Comics in Chicago on Saturday, May 7, and help us celebrate Free Comic Book Day in style! (FreeComicBookDay.com)
1845 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
We're printing our very own comic book for Free Comic Book Day, May 7, 2016 @ Challengers!
3D Cowboy's Cosmic Convict Challenge(rs)! By Ryan Browne, Tim Seeley, Luke Smarto and Mike Norton! Featuring all their characters and a whole bunch more! Like Hellboy, Savage Dragon, the Wretch, and... Jeffrey Brown?? Only available on Free Comic Book Day 2016 and only available @ Challengers! We even made a video about it (FreeComicBookDay.com):
DARK TOWER COMICS
4835 North Western Ave
Chicago, IL, 60625
Jeffrey Brown and Hilary Barta in store signing. And once again, cosplayers will be there to greet you in the store.
CHICAGO COMICS INC
3244 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL, 60657
What you know: On Saturday, May 7th, Chicago Comics will join thousands of comic book shops around the world to celebrate the unique American artform that is comic books. The day has been dubbed "Free Comic Book Day," and its goal is to introduce as many people to the wonders of comic books as possible. What you don't know: Not only are we giving away thousands of free comics that day, but for those of you who have been saving and stashing your green Chicago Comics Backstock Bucks will also have the opportunity to spend them on our sale books. So not only are they valid towards our impressive backstock selection they're also going to be good on discounted sale books. One day only! Yay Free Comic Book Day!
5304 N Clark St, Rear,
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Come meow and hang with us on Saturday, Meow 7th at 11am Meow, if you come early enough you can get up to 3 Free Comics. Meowny people come and line up before we open. Tons of fun. See you there.Meow.
Graham Crackers Comics *Multiple Locations*
Chicago Edgewater Location - 5443 N Broadway St,, Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago Loop - 77 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602
Chicago Lakeview - 3162 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 7th! HOW DOES IT WORK? Everyone who visits our stores gets 3 free comics from a special selection of FCBD comics, no strings attached. If you show up in costume (actual costumes here, people, your worn-out Batman logo shirt doesn't cut it) you can take home 6 comics. Or, if you don't like dressing up, you can also grab 6 comics if you let us put an awesome READ MORE COMICS frame on your license plate. WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN? WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN?All day long (during business hours), May 7th, at all 10 Graham Crackers Comics locations! You can also place orders on grahamcrackers.com for FCBD while supplies last. Online Orders that have more than 3 FCBD comics, or are placed on any day other than May 7th, will be cancelled.DO I NEED TO BUY ANYTHING?Nope, Free Comic Book Day is totally free. That said, we do have lots of cool stuff here for sale if you're so inclined ;)WHAT SHOULD I BRING?Appreciation for comics. Clothes (on your body). All your friends and family. Mode of transport from where you are to where we are. Basic respect for the humans on the other side of the counter, working hard to make FCBD happen. (GrahamCrackers)
Other comic book places to consider around the city are:
BRAINSTORM COMICS & GAMES LLC
1579 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 321
Chicago, IL, 60622
QUIMBYS BOOK STORE
1854 West North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
4353 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60618
4405 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60630
ONE STOP COMICS
111 South Ridgeland
Oak Park, IL, 60302
7234 Madison St
Forest Park, IL, 60130
AW YEAH COMICS
4933 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL, 60077
Not local to Chicago but want to celebrate? Check out FreeComicBookDay.com to locate a participating store near you!
Stay tuned for our crawl pictures and coverage!