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Free Comic Book Day 2016

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

(773) 384-0400

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! (


1845 N Western Ave

Chicago, IL, 60647

(773) 278-0155

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 (


4835 North Western Ave

Chicago, IL, 60625

(773) 654-1490

Jeffrey Brown and Hilary Barta in store signing. And once again, cosplayers will be there to greet you in the store.


3244 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL, 60657

(773) 528-1983

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!

AlleyCat Comics

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 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:


1579 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 321

Chicago, IL, 60622



1854 West North Ave

Chicago, IL, 60622

(773) 342-0910


4353 N Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL, 60618

(773) 665-2226


4405 N Milwaukee Ave

Chicago, IL, 60630

(708) 320-2535


111 South Ridgeland

Oak Park, IL, 60302

(708) 524-2287


7234 Madison St

Forest Park, IL, 60130

(708) 771-3339


4933 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL, 60077

(847) 423-2916

Not local to Chicago but want to celebrate? Check out to locate a participating store near you!

Stay tuned for our crawl pictures and coverage!

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