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Free Comic Book Day - May 3rd, 2014

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Free Comic Book Day is no longer just that mad daydream we all had when we were ten, but a reality!







It’s the single day every year when hundreds (if not thousands) of dedicated independent comic book stores around the world invite families to participate in an event to encourage and grow the audience of comic book readers. The free comics on offer are books especially printed to be given away on this day by participating retailers and publishers.


Both retailer and publishers share the expense of the comics production and mostly family fare is highlighted.  Children are forever the future of comics, needing to be cultivated and grown into becoming lifelong comic readers.


Initiated in the United States, the event has been rapidly spreading around the globe, serving as a perfect way to dip into the vast diversity that comics offer today.

 














If you want to check out the event this weekend click on the Comic Book Locator for participating stores near you.



Find a Participating Store












There are many avenues and conveyances but only one true path. Return to the road to Comic-Con. The one trip guaranteed to feed your mind, strengthen your spirit and rekindle the fires of your artistic aspirations.




Many creators attend these events to do signings. Step up and introduce yourself! Many of these artists will graciously look at your portfolio. But just remember! The main reason they are there is to promote the Free Comic Book Day event itself.


Times are tough, but you deserve a treat and there’s no better way to support the retailers who would otherwise lose money on the event than by you buying some of the wonderful available titles.


Should you venture forth, take pix of what you scored and the store itself! Cosplayers! Call ahead and ask if your participation would be welcome. Retailers know cosplayers in the aisles brings people into the stores. Post all your pics, including cavorting with the cosplayers, in the thread below!














Free Comic Book Day is no longer just that mad daydream we all had when we were ten, but a reality! It’s the single day every year when hundreds (if not thousands) of dedicated independent comic book stores around the world invite families to participate in an event to encourage and grow the audience of comic book readers. The free comics on offer are books especially printed to be given away on this day by participating retailers and publishers.
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:iconinvaderskull1995:
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did I miss that?
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:icondannyboxphotography:
DannyboxPhotography Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Photographer
...
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:iconkissmy-claw:
kissmy-claw Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahaha...My comic is free everydays Heart ...hahaha, amp...=O  ...XD Wait!!...oops. Is it okay for the event?
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   General Artist
*puts in zip code* "no location found" :lol: surprise!
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:icondarkrukia91:
DarkRukia91 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Damn it, I keep forgetting about this! I need to tattoo it on my forehead or something. 
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:iconthefluffyplushlin:
TheFluffyPlushlin Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
i forgot about this.... O_O' 
then again, it's most likely not in belgium ^^' didn't bother to check it. 
i hope people wound what they wanted! ^^ 
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puguu Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they gave me a kidssssss one :( oh well free comics is cool :)

1508121 10201980117056638 2188684678177562701 by mockingthejay  
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:iconjade-arts:
jade-arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked up like 4 free comic books since they allowed each person to have 5 maximum. They had different issues, some more for little kids and others for teenagers and older. I ended up buying a couple of other comic books since I was there just to give them some business. I haven't read a comic book in awhile. It's an expensive hobby to get into though.
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:iconlimlam:
LimLam Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is this like another of those america-only things? There's no word about this in Sweden for example.
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:iconadrianshepard304:
AdrianShepard304 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my first comic book day and I had a blast :)
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FCBD2014 full by MidNightMagnificent
Absolutely awesome FCBD haul this year. Shown here is my stash of goodies, but the better goodies were the conversations that one gets into while standing in line with a bunch of other fans! Met some new fans and recognized a whole bunch of familiar faces too! 
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Here's what my Free Comic Book Day was for me:

lightsthroughshadow.deviantart.com/art/Storm-Trooper-cosplay-2-451833718

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I got plenty more but this is all I got so far :)
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, being this close to May The Forth brought out a lot of the Star Wars cos-gear! Nice pics, man!
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Which one? 
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like these 2 a lot. Were their lightsabers really light up, or did you add that in post?

Visas Marr and Darth Nihilus cosplay by Lightsthroughshadow Visas Marr cosplay close up by Lightsthroughshadow
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Photographer
I added the coloured effects :)
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, nicely done!
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:iconlightsthroughshadow:
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Photographer
That's why I went to school :)
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:iconaliciainezperez:
aliciainezperez Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the reminder! I always tell myself I'm going to remember and never do until the day of the event. Would've forgotten about it without this post! :D
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BabyKittenLove Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah, i didnt even know it was free comic book day!
and i got one for free without even knowing why XD
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:iconsweetcreeper132pl:
SweetCreeper132PL Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
LOL in Polish National Day :XD:
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:iconsunnybunny1199:
sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea.. maybe next year. :shrug:
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:iconkrazykenoh:
Krazykenoh Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Same for me bro. I know, how you feel. XD
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:iconspider123357:
spider123357 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Free comical booklet day! 
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:iconyami200:
yami200 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
hahah I went to a comic book store today...it was a good day, not only did we get a free comic (I got Wolverine) but we also saw the new spider man movie that just came out XD
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FaizRover Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
I really wanted to go to free comic book day, but now it's too late. The reason why is because today was my aunt's birthday and my mother wanted me to do a drawing of any character for my aunt. I chosen Elsa instead

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I had to do this overnight and I had to go to bed until 3:30am. I was suppose to wake up at 6am to get ready, but I forgot to turn on my alarm clock and I woke up at 7:15 am. I had to hurry up with the background and I wanted to see the new MLP episode. After the episode ended, I still had to hurry. After the background was finished, my brother had to drive to 4 Color Fantasies comic book store fast, but the line was huge. And this would waste precious time because my mother wants to head to the party on time at 12pm. As we got to the party, I still had to finish the outline carefully. After I was finally completed with it, my sister would take me to 4CF on time, but a car was blocking the way (my aunt and uncle live in a cul-da-sac). It was the worst day ever. I would of have waked up at 6am if I still had to turn on my alarm clock.
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:iconmedicinearrow:
medicinearrow Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
COOOOOOOOOLLL:XD:
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:iconmedicinearrow:
medicinearrow Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am looking for a certain DC comic character.
"The Shadow" 
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I had a bunch of fun today at our local store's Free Comic Book Day. :la: Here's some of our pictures:

Free Comic Day Cosplayer 1 by SingingFlames  Free Comic Day Cosplayer 2 by SingingFlames  Free Comic Day Cosplayer 3 by SingingFlames  Free Comic Day Batmobile by SingingFlames  Free Comic Day Ghostbuster Car by SingingFlames  
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:iconmitoki-hime:
mitoki-hime Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its an event in my city, six stops and a hella lot of walking ^^ it rained  on and off all day though but it was fun :3
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:iconmaddygirl13:
Maddygirl13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I been there today! 😸
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:iconthegraphicnovelist:
TheGraphicNovelist Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Got a couple of Free Comic Book Day comics! Take a look:
Untitled by TheGraphicNovelist  
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:iconvina-shiranui:
ViNa-Shiranui Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Of course I had to work all day..... Sigh.
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:icontlsonic214:
Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Photographer
I would like. :happybounce:
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:iconbluerosesakura:
bluerosesakura Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student
i think i might cry
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:iconbluerosesakura:
bluerosesakura Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student
i can't believe i missed it 
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:iconspider123357:
spider123357 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Don't worry! There's always next year!
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:iconcarol-colors:
carol-colors Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I took my nephew out, we only visited one place but he got 5 free comic books, then my sister bought him a special one.
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:iconalternativesaga:
AlternativeSaga Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I wish I could've went. It would've been so much fun...:iconsighingplz:
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:iconnicogoodness:
nicogoodness Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
this shono dude looks like jontron.
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:iconagent-minnesota:
Agent-Minnesota Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Does this include manga?
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:iconthemalletofjustice:
themalletofjustice Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
They give out single issues, mostly super hero stuff, but they had a sampler from Viz that was half "All You Need Is Kill" and half "Terra Formars" and there was an issue of a manga version of "Le Miserables".
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:iconmsinsanitydoodles:
MsInsanityDoodles Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never even knew about this day.
This was awesome, had a blast and got five different comics <D
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:iconriri216:
RiRi216 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Today was the best day of my life! I loved it! I had so much fun shopping for comics!! I hope other did to. I saw tons of people in the store. 
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:icontoanova:
ToaNova Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
One of the most awesome day's of the year.Here's me cosplaying as a ninja turtle.
toanova.deviantart.com/art/Rap…
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:icontrollmad3:
trollmad3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at my comic book store i got 2 books i got simsons and sonic
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:iconthephantomcomics:
ThePhantomComics Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder how do I get my books into the stores?
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:iconbeccaxbearx:
beccaxbearx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I wasn't able to attend! D:
I was so excited about today....
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:icondamphyr:
damphyr Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Photo 3(7) by damphyr
:giggle: It was a great day! I have a recap here. :D
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:icontherockycrowe:
TheRockyCrowe Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAppy comic book day!! :D 

I'm currently running a graphic novel on my page; to put it shortly, its a fantasy western-anime crossover involving anti-hero shapeshifters XD lol
Sooooo if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if anyone could spare some free feedback. ^^ 
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