It’s that time of year again, everyone — FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! What’s Free Comic Book Day? Well, this year it’s May 3rd. But that’s just its date. According to the freecomicbookday.com FAQ, “As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.” At Slackers, we LOVE Free Comic Book Day, and want you to come join in the celebration with us. We’ll have special deals, giveaways, costumed superheroes, free food, and of course, FREE COMICS!

Specials

If the free comics aren’t enough for you, take advantage of some sweet deals we’ll be offering all day long!

  • Buy One Get One Free on all back issue comics, 99¢ comics and Manga (the lesser of the items is free)
  • Buy Two Get One Free on Loose Action Figures (the lesser of the items is free)
  • 20% off all Pre-Owned Comic Themed Movies, Posters, Video Games, and T-shirts
  • 20% off all New Comics, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, Action Figures, Comic Supplies, Busts, and Statues

Costumed Characters

Most of our locations will have at least one Slackers employee working in costume for Free Comic Book Day (we like to encourage their creativity), but we’ll also have some extra special folks coming to hang out with us. Want to get your photo taken with a Stormtrooper? Or maybe fist-bump Iron Man? Come visit us and join in the fun on May 3rd!



O’Fallon, MO Members of the 501st Legion 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Glen Carbon, IL Members of the 501st Legion
Yoshi
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – TBD

Columbia, MO The Finest – A G.I.Joe Costume Club 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mid Rivers Mall Iron Man and War Machine 10:00 AM – TBD

Hazlewood, MO St. Louis Justice League 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fairview Heights, IL Sonic the Hedgehog 12:00 PM – TBD

Giveaway Drawings

We’ll also have a drawing at each of our eleven locations. One lucky winner at each Slackers location will win this prize package. *

  • Super #1 (Comic)
  • Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Dark Tower Gunslinger
  • Spider-man Vol. 2 Brand New Day
  • Ultimate Iron Man II
  • Ultimate Spider-man: Venom
  • Essential She-Hulk Vol.1
  • Omega Unknown Classic
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2
  • X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong

* No, seriously. Each winner will get all ten of these books. Not one book per winner or something lame like that. Eleven winners, ten books each. That’s 110 books, guys. Don’t miss out on your chance to win some of them.

Free Refreshments

Thanks to some very generous sponsors, several of our locations will have free refreshments for you to enjoy when you stop by! Many stores will have free samples provided by Dr. Pepper and Monster Energy. We’ll also have samples from:

  • South County Mall – Krispy Kreme
  • Chesterfield, MO – Auntie Anne’s
  • St. Charles, MO – Stefanina’s Pizza
  • Alton, IL – 300 State
  • O’Fallon, MO – A Better Pizza
  • Mid Rivers Mall – Mr. Goodcents and Daily Dose
  • Columbia, MO – Wiseguys Pizza

Thanks, Generous Sponsors!

Free Comics

OK, OK! We know you want to see what free comics comics we’re going to have for you. Well here’s the list!


Gold Books

  • ARCHIE DIGEST #1
  • BONGO FREE-FOR-ALL
  • DC THE NEW 52 FUTURES END SPEC ED
  • DH AVATAR HELLBOY JUICE SQUEEZERS
  • GUARDIANS OF GALAXY
  • HELLO KITTY SURPRISE
  • KABOOM SUMMER BLAST
  • MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS
  • SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
  • TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE

Silver Books

  • ALL ROCKET RACCOON
  • ALL YOU NEED IS KILL TERRA FORMARS *
  • BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE *
  • CBLDF PRESENTS RAISING A READER *
  • FUBAR ACE OF SPADES *
  • GRIMM FAIRY TALES #0 *
  • SHERWOOD TX BOONDOCK SAINTS DOUBLE FEAT
  • SKYWARD & MIDNIGHT TIGER *
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MEGA MAN FLIPBOOK #1
  • STREET FIGHTER #0
  • TEEN TITANS GO #1 SPEC ED
  • THE SMURFS

* Limited quantity – not available at all locations