Free Comic Book Day is an event my family participates in every year. For the last few years we have made an attempt to hit as many local comic shops as possible to pick up freebies. Of course we also like to make some purchases at each store as well since most offer great deals during the FCBD event. Such as The Fantasy Shop in St. Charles. They usually have a huge back issue sale. So not only can you pick up the free comics, you can also pick up a ton of back issues to keep your kids reading for days.
Last year we did not take Alex with us since he was still so little, but this year we plan on getting him out there to see the world of comics, costumes, games, and more! These are my favorite pictures from 2012, 2013, and 2014 Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is the first Saturday in May and what happens is many comic shops around the country (and the world) offer free comic books. This is a great event that 1) get’s kids into comic books, and 2) more importantly, get’s kids reading. Now this event is all about the kids, there are over 50 comics that will be offered up for free. These include titles like Pokemon, Spongebob, The Simpsons, and my personal favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Adults are not left out either. There will be some more mature comics offered as well. Click here for the full list.
St. Louis area stores participating in FCBD
The Fantasy Shop – all locations
Comic Book Relief – St. Charles
Slackers – pretty much all locations
Newcastle Comics & Games – McKelvey Rd, in Maryland Heights
V Stock – Mid Rivers
The Wizard’s Wagon – Delmar
To find a comic book shop in your area click here!