Today is FREE Comic Book Day (Check Out the 2024 List of FREE Comics!)

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Free Comic Book Day 2024 is almost here! Here’s what this fun event is all about!

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Today, May 4th is the official 2024 Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Event! Bookstores are handing out FREE comic books and there may be a participating store near you! To find one, enter your zip code into the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator.

In addition to passing out free comics, many local shops celebrate the day with contests, creator signings, photo opportunities with costumed characters, and more!

You can find more details about any special promotions a particular store may be offering today by checking the “Special Area Events” tab on the Store Locator Last year, one of the comic shops in my area also sponsored a canned food drive with free comics as a reward. How cool is that?!

comic books on a store shelf

Note that there is typically a limit of one free comic book per person, however, some shops may be offering more. A store near me is offering 10 free comics plus 45% discounts on merchandise.

Many stores have included this information under their Free Comic Book Day listing which may help you determine which shop(s) you want to visit.

Hip Tip: Be sure to also check with your local library as many also participate in Free Comic Book Day!

a rack of comics in a comic store

New to this annual event?

Free Comic Book Day is designed to encourage those interested to head to their local comic shop. Whether you’re an avid comic book reader or have kids who are curious about comics, you’ll want to check out this event and score a free comic book while you’re at it!

Local comic stores provide a unique experience for the whole family, and you can find more than just comics there, including games, toys, collectibles, trading cards, and so much more.

FREE Comic Book Day 2024

What titles will be featured during Free Comic Book Day 2024?

Each year, the FCBD sponsor committee chooses a handful of titles, called the Gold Sponsor collection, that you can get for FREE at ALL participating locations on Free Comic Day. This year’s selection is really good!

Here are the titles you can expect to see…

  • Blood Hunt X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics) – Get an introduction to this summer’s Blood Hunt which features a crossover with the Avengers. Plus, get a sneak peek at the future of mutantkind!
  • Disney’s Encanto: Tall Tales & Turning Red: Panda Problems (Papercutz) – Enjoy new stories of some of your favorite characters. Join Mirabel, Camilo, and Antonio as they battle a bully with a tale of their own. When you’re done with that story, check out Turning Red: Panda Problems where you’ll find out if Meilin Lee can contain her emotions and inner furry self!
  • Energon Universe Special (Image Comics) – Dive into three new stories from the Energon Universe. Suitable for new readers and long-term fans.
  • Hellboy Stranger Things (Dark Horse PRH) – Hellboy enlists a fortune teller with help solving a murder…but will he like what the psychic sees? Then, join Argyle and Jonathan from Stranger Things as they swap scary tales while delivering pizza.
  • Jonny Quest (Dynamite) – Join 11-year-old Jonny Quest on a sci-fi adventure as he travels the globe solving mysteries with his bodyguard, brother, scientist dad, and his faithful dog.
  • Pokémon Adventures of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire + Splattoon 3 (Viz Media, LLC) – Can Sapphire, Emerald, and Ruby stop a meteor headed straight for their home? Plus, join the characters from Nintendo’s Splattoon video games for some all-new adventures!
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW -PRH) – What’s next for TMNT? Our beloved turtles are battling a new masked vigilante and much more! Find out in this comic book that has all-new stories!
  • The Worlds of James Tynion IV (Boom Entertainment) – This is a special, curated line-up of James Tynion’s most terrifying stories. It comes with a collectible cover and has a preview of what’s to come!
  • Ultimate Universe Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics) – The Goblin returns and a new hero emerges! Spider-Man fans will want to see the surprises in this fun comic that is being released before Amazing Spider-Man #50.
  • Unicorn Crush (Andrews McMeel) – Join the caring and comedic adventures of Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Visit the FCBD website for a sneak peek inside the book!
  • Witches of Brooklyn – Exclusive #1 (Random House) – Tag along with Effie and her friends on a brand new magical adventure!

FREE Comic Book Day 2024

What’s the difference between the Gold Comics collection and the Silver Comics collection?

Each year, the FCBD committee chooses the selection of titles that will be available sans cost during Free Comic Book Day. These comics are either considered Gold or Silver.

The Gold Comics that we listed above are FREE books that are available at every single participating location.

The Silver Comics are FREE books that may be available at select locations. The 2024 list of Silver Comics includes notable titles like Archie Horror Presents the Cursed Library Prelude, Flash Gordon #0, and Disney Villains Maleficent #1. For the full list of Silver Comics, visit the Free Comic Book Day website.

Remember, there is only one FREE book per customer. Which will you choose?! 📚

Hip readers have really enjoyed Free Comic Day in the past…

“We have been participating in this event for years now. Our local comic book store allows you to pick five comics for free and five more if you make a purchase. Free comics are created for the event. We love going because they always have a sale. Today, all comics were 50% off!” – Hip2Save reader

“We were able to participate through our library and we got so many fun titles. We also got some graphic novels (book style) stickers, tattoos, and a last kids on earth inflatable bat for free! So much fun!” – Hip2Save reader

hand holding a group of comics

The selection of free comics available will include new titles from a variety of publishers for all ages, and with over 45 free titles on the list, you’re sure to find something for every member of your family. This year’s freebies include Archie, Conan the Barbarian, Spider-Man, and Dr. Who, just to name a few!

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About the writer:

Krystal has an associate's degree from Devry University, with over 6 years of writing experience between multiple publications in the fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and health industries.

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