How to REALLY enjoy Free Comic Book Day in Michigan

May is full of nerdy goodness. And one of the best is Free Comic Book Day. Always falling on the 1st Saturday in May. Many comic book stores and libraries all around Michigan will be participating.

FCBD started back in 2001. According to Nationaltoday.com, retailer Joe Field started proposing making an event in conjunction with all of the huge superhero film releases in the summer. Comic Creator, Jim Valentino seconded this thought, saying to start the day with the release of the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Soon after Free Comic Book Day was set for the first Saturday of May every year.

Free Comic Book Day is a great way to introduce new and young readers to comics. Generally, there are many selections for young readers and plenty for adults too. Some of the comics that are going to be available include FCBD 2023 DOG MAN AND THE LEAGUE OF MISFITS, FCBD 2023 UMBRELLA ACADEMY & WITCHER (MR), FCBD 2023 ANIMAL CROSSING & KIRBY MANGA MANIA, FCBD 2023 STAR WARS HIGH REPUB ADVS & AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER, FCBD 2023 CONAN BARBARIAN SP (MR) and FCBD 2023 SPIDEY & FRIENDS #1. That’s only a few, check out the full 2023 catalog here.

Where’s Free Comic Book Day Happening?

Many retailers add bonuses and extra sales on FCBD, so it is best to check your local shop’s social media to see what’s happening.

For instance, Vault of Midnight Detroit will have artist Mark Sarmelin visiting.

Usually, most stores allowed 2-3 comics per visitor, but some have bonus comics for bringing in cans for food drives. Check with your store to see if they are participating.

There is an easy shop listing you can search for your local stores right here.

Here are a few of the local comic shops participating:

  • TIME TRAVELERS - Berkeley

    3277 W. 12 MILE ROAD
    BERKELEY, MI, 48072

    Link

  • COMIX CORNER - Several Locations

    861 E. AUBURN RD
    ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, 48307
    (248) 852-3356

    2125 S Telegraph Rd suite d
    Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
    (248) 334-4139

    7366 Haggerty Rd
    West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
    (248) 592-3049

    Link

  • PRIME TIME COMICS & CARDS, INC. - Lake Orion

    4 N BROADWAY ST.
    LAKE ORION, MI, 48362
    (248) 693-1735

    Link

  • COMICS & MORE - Madison Heights

    28059 JOHN R RD
    MADISON HTS, MI, 48071
    (248) 399-3213

    Link

  • BRING YOUR OLD BOOKS - Shelby Township

    48551 VAN DYKE RD
    SHELBY TWP, MI, 48317
    (586) 731-6473

    Link 

  • STATE OF COMICS - Plymouth

    575 FOREST AVENUE
    PLYMOUTH, MI, 48170
    (734) 392-7905

    Some of the events happening on that day include:
    Join us as we host our 5th Annual Free Comic Book Day!
    Jason Douglas, Local Comic Book Writer will be joining us all day!
    Come take pictures with the Mystery Machine and Batmobile from 12 pm to 3 pm for $10!
    Free Face Painting for the kids from 2 pm to 5 pm courtesy of Face Flair!
    Cosplay Contest judged by our Social Media Fans for a $50 Gift Card!
    Giveaways, raffles, and much more!
    3 comics per person
    3 additional comics for a $1 Donation
    All proceeds benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness

    Link

  • A-Z CARDS & COMICS - Garden City

    A-Z CARDS & COMICS
    32647 FORD ROAD
    GARDEN CITY, MI, 48135
    (734) 425-6780

    Link

  • STADIUM CARDS & COMICS - Ypsilanti

    2061 GOLFSIDE
    YPSILANTI, MI, 48197
    (734) 434-0283

    Link

  • 9 PLANETS - Dearborn Heights

    20702 VAN BORN RD
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI, 48125
    (313) 724-6482

    Link

  • Vault of Midnight - Multiple Locations.

    219 S MAIN
    ANN ARBOR, MI, 48104
    (734) 998-1413

    2857 E Grand Blvd,
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 481-2165

    95A Monroe Center St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 776-9013

    Link

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