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2017 Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow!

Make sure you don’t miss a thing with this handy guide to local Free Comic Book Day events!

Name: Pieces & Pages

City: Livonia

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Details: • Free Comics, Super Deals on Comics, Graphic Novels and Books, Costume Contest (all day, Chance to win a full year comic subscription, Fun in-store activities for the kids!
Arrive in a costume to pick up an extra free comic!


Name: A to Z Cards and Comics

City: Garden City

Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Details: Not only will there be free comics, we will also have local artists set up, face painting, balloon animals, and FREE CAKE!



Name: Vault of Midnight

City: Ann Arbor

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Details: Vault Ann Arbor is mixing it up this year by housing the FCBD wares on our lower level. This will only make things SWEETER for YOU. Lines will be shorter, the pace will be relaxed, the experience will be in every way ENHANCED.

Our free comic book wall will be overflowing with amazing titles just waiting to find a new home, waiting for you, specifically. Those Free Comics are the reason for the season and they are available while supplies last. Get here early, get here pumped.



Name: Detroit Comics

City: Ferndale

Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Details: We will have free comics galore along with prizes, snacks, beverages, face painting, a DJ, and even a kids costume contest! The 501st Star Wars Legion will also be joining us for some Free Comic Book Day fun!

We’ll be offering half off Back Issues and 40% off on select Hardcovers, the Hero Or Villain Van food truck from 10:30 AM til 12:30PM, and signings from local artists, Dave Acosta (King of Fire, Doc Savage, and Chastity) and Saladin Ahmed (Marvel’s New Black Bolt), from 1pm to 4pm.



Name: BC Comix of Brighton

City: Brighton

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Details:  We encourage you to come over dressed up! We know we will be… Each person will be able to pick up to 5 Free Comic Book Day Comic Books! There will be a special section of books for the younger kids as well so bring the family!  SPECIAL GUEST: KATIE COOK!



Name: Green Brain Comics

City: Dearborn

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Details: We will have almost 50 different titles to choose from, in a multitude of genres, styles, and reading levels. Just for visiting Green Brain Comics on Saturday, May 6th, you can choose up to 3 different FCBD comics.

AND there will be opportunities for you to get even more for helping out some worthwhile causes. You can get up to 2 extra FCBD comics for each of the following donations. Canned food for Gleaners Community Food Bank, gently used books for Friends of the Dearborn Library, and old cell phones to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers. (Please bring all donations to the front entrance on Michigan Avenue when you enter.)

And finally, you can get one extra FCBD comic for attending that day in a costume. That’s a lot of free comics!



Name: Vault of Midnight Detroit

City: Detroit

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Details:  From 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, May 6th, our Free Comic Book Wall will feature a full stock of free comics for both adults and kids to dig into! For new readers, this is the perfect opportunity to discover the wonderful world of comics! For all you old schoolers who think you’ve seen it all, this is your best chance to discover great new characters and titles!

Aside from all the super cool happenings inside the store, we will have all sorts of super cool happenings on the sidewalk as well. Hype Screen Print will be on site live screen printing exclusive Vault of Midnight shirts only available in Detroit! Each shirt will cost $10 and will be magically screen printed with a custom design right before your eyes! Ohhh! Heck, you can even bring your own piece of apparel and for $5 Hype will screen print right on it! Also on hand will be local comic publisher ROTLAND PRESS and local artist/writer Francis Kulikowski. These superstars will be slinging some of the best locally created books and merchandise including the dark humor-filled “Black Eye” and “Bitch I Know You Heard Me”, a powerful anthology of stories about experiences from local women creators.

In the spirit of Free Comic Book Day, our neighbors at Citizen Yoga Detroit will be hosting a FREE yoga class at 3:00pm!




City: Plymouth

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Details: Free admission and free comics.
Marvel & DC writer/artist Bill Loebs, Animal Planet Artist Randy Zimmerman.
3 pm Cosplay Contest
Prizes for attendees and vendors
Over 40 tables of comic books, Funko Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers and more!



Article by Mallory Crowe

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