Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day

It's less than four weeks until Free Comic Book Day at OK Comics, on Saturday 6th May 2023.

Once a year all your favourite comic book publishers release one or two comics specifically to give away for FREE. At OK Comics we do this every year, and it's always our busiest day of the year. YOU ARE INVITED!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is everything free?

NO. All the major publishers put out a comic or two each that represents their range, or promotes an upcoming comic or storyline. There will be about 50 different titles to choose from.

Can I take as many as I want?

In theory, yes, but in practice we urge people to take only the comics that they think will appeal to them. Visitors usually take three or four comics each, and that's fine with us.

Is it busy?

Yes. So busy that we have to limit the amount of people in the shop at any one time, which can cause delays. In recent years we've had people start queuing as early as 4am, and even had people sleep outside the shop overnight to ensure they're first in line.

I don't care about Free stuff. Can I just walk to the front of the queue?

No. While we acknowledge that Free Comic Book Day makes the shop very busy and it's inconvenient to have to stand in line to get inside, everybody visits us for different reasons.

How long will I have to stand in line?

We aim to keep things moving as swiftly as possible, without rushing people in the shop. The average waiting time has previously been about twenty minutes.

I'll be along when the crowds have died down. Is that OK?

We try to get enough Free comics to last all day, but every year we're busier and busier. The later you leave it, the less likely we'll be to have any free stuff left.

I can't make it on the day. Can you reserve them for me?

No. We have so many reservation requests that if we said yes to them we'd have no free comics for people visiting on the day. Please don't ask for free stuff to be reserved.

I can’t get to your shop. Will you mail them to me?

No. The whole philosophy behind this international venture is to encourage people to visit their nearest comic shop. Search google for ‘comic shops near me’. Most shops take part.

If you have any questions please email

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