It’s that time of year again, everyone — FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! What’s Free Comic Book Day? Well, this year it’s May 2nd. 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, 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 and Video Games
  • 20% off all New Comic Books, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, Action Figures, Comic Supplies, Busts, Satues, Posters, & T-Shirts

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 2nd!


Alton, IL

  • Captain America
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi

Chesterfield

  • Doctor Who (11)
  • Batman – The Dark Knight
  • The Joker

Columbia, MO

  • Batman
  • Chewbacca
  • Robin

Fairview Heights, IL

  • Harley Quinn
  • Wonder Woman

Glen Carbon, IL

  • Members of the 501st Legion (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
  • Pac-Man
  • Blinky (Red Ghost)
  • Clyde (Orange Ghost)
  • Inky (Blue Ghost)
Jefferson City, MO

  • Batgirl
  • Batman

Mid Rivers Mall (St. Peters, MO)

  • The Ghostbusters (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
  • Supergirl

O’Fallon, MO

  • Miss Captain America
  • Tony Stark

St. Charles, MO

  • Members of the 501st Legion (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
  • Superman

South County Mall (St. Louis, MO)

  • Inky (Blue Ghost)

St. Louis Outlet Mall (Hazelwood, MO)

  • The Flash
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Mario
  • Spider-Man

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:


Alton 300 State
Chesterfield Mall Auntie Anne’s
Columbia Wiseguys Pizza
Glen Carbon Papa John’s
Mid Rivers Mall Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
O’Fallon, MO A Better Pizza
Saint Charles Stefanina’s 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!*



2015 GOLD BOOKS

  • BOBS BURGERS
  • BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL!
  • BOOM STUDIOS 10TH ANNIVERSARY FCBD SPECIAL
  • DARK CIRCLE COMICS #1 (MR)
  • DARK HORSE FIGHT CLUB THE GOON THE STRAIN (MR)
  • DC COMICS DIVERGENCE
  • DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL
  • PERFECT SQUARE PRESENTS POKEMON
  • SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY
  • SECRET WARS #0
  • SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
  • TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #0

2015 Silver Books

  • 2000 AD SPECIAL
  • AVENGERS #1
  • AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE (MR)
  • BODIE TROLL & FRIENDS
  • CAPTAIN CANUCK
  • CBLDF DEFEND COMICS
  • COMICS FESTIVAL
  • DARK HORSE ALL AGES AVATAR PVZ BANDETTE
  • GFT WONDERLAND SPECIAL EDITION ONE SHOT (MR)
  • GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT CLEOPATRA IN SPACE
  • GRONK AND FRIENDS
  • HATTER M LOVE OF WONDER
  • HIP HOP FAMILY TREE 3-IN-1 FEATURING COSPLAYERS (MR)
  • ICE BAYOU BLACKOUT
  • JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE AND YU GI OH
  • JURASSIC STRIKE FORCE 5 ONE SHOT
  • KODANSHA COMICS SAMPLER
  • LADY JUSTICE
  • LEGENDARY COMICS SAMPLER
  • MARCH GRAND PRIX
  • MERCURY HEAT DEBUT (MR)
  • MOTORCYCLE SAMURAI
  • OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE
  • PHANTOM SPECIAL
  • RABBIDS
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MEGA MAN WORLDS UNITE PRELUDE
  • STAN LEE CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE
  • STEAMPUNK GOLDILOCKS
  • STREET FIGHTER SUPER COMBO SPECIAL
  • STUFF OF LEGEND CALL TO ARMS
  • SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY STEP ASIDE POPS COMBO
  • TALES OF HONOR
  • TEEN TITANS GO SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP
  • TERRIBLE LIZARD #1
  • THE TICK
  • TMNT PRELUDE TO VENGEANCE
  • VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSAY SPECIAL
  • WORLDS OF ASPEN

* Availability will vary by location. Not all locations will have all titles.