Free Comic Book Summer starts this week, with hundreds of comic book shops giving away FREE comic books, including dozens of participating comic book stores in NYC and the Tri-State area.
Special events like live sketching by comic artists or visits by costumed characters will not be held in New York City this year, because of those rules.
Use your x-ray vision to find FREE Comic Book Summer participating shops.
For those without super powers, use the store locator to find a participating shop.
Luckily for us in New York City, more than a dozen comic book shops are participating, including four confirmed participants in Midtown, plus more in other parts of town, along with Yonkers and Northern New Jersey.
Most comic book shops are independently-owned, so participation and offers will vary. So this is also a good opportunity to support your small local businesses. Comic book shops usually carry additional merchandise, such as comic-related games, logo t-shirts, even old-fashioned CDs.
Also, most have limits on the number of free comic books one person or family can receive. Don’t be greedy.