Free Comic Book Day is May 4th!

Check out these local participating stores and events in Roanoke, VA

April 28, 2024

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday of each year. This year, landing on Saturday, May 4th- An epic day to celebrate the force and all the ways children can benefit from reading comics.  If you have a child who is reluctant to read or gets overwhelmed when faced with a full page of text, a good comic may be the answer to help them fall in love with reading. 

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Retailer Selection Committee has selected forty-eight comic book titles for the industry's most anticipated annual event to take place on Saturday, May 4, at participating comic shops worldwide.  

A committee of comic shop retailers chose forty-eight titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-six Silver Sponsor comics that give fans an opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Monster High, Maleificent, Doctor Who, Street Fighter, and One Piece. Other notable Silver Sponsor titles are available from ABLAZE, Archie Comics, First Second Books, Massive Publishing and more.

“Every year, we strive to bring fans a memorable Free Comic Book Day experience! We know comic book retailers are looking forward to treating their communities to a day of fun and discovery, and we think this year’s comic book selection really reflects that!” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “The variety of this year’s comic book selection is really exciting! There’s something for every kind of fan, from long-time readers to the comic book curious.”

Several shops in Roanoke are participating in Free Comic Book Day on May 4th, 2024. 

B & D Comics on Brambleton Ave is participating in Free Comic Book Day and Roanoke Valley Comic Con

The Collectors Lair and Collectors Lair-North Roanoke

Big Lick Comics

Event details for Big Lick Comics- Our biggest and best Free Comic Book Day is coming Saturday, May the 4th!

-THOUSANDS of free comics - featuring ALL Free Comic Book Day 2024 Titles

-Exclusive FCBD Releases available for purchase

-Massive Sales

-Guest Creators Mary.Ashe & Jesse Cobb

-Star Wars & Big Lick Comic Con giveaways every hour + EPIC surprise giveaways

-Free Treats in the With Great Coffee Cafe

The complete listing of all forty-eight FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-six Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the December issue of Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 22.

(Source: Press Release for National Free Comic Book Day.