It’s that time of year again, everyone — FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! What’s Free Comic Book Day? Well, this year it’s May 7th. 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, and Comic Supplies
  • 20% off all New Action Figures, 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 a superhero? Come visit us and join in the fun on May 7th!

  • Alton, IL – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Mid Rivers Mall – Deadpool, Costume Creations
  • Fairview Heights, IL – 501st Legion, Batgirl
  • O’Fallon, MO – Batman (Dark Knight), Captain America, Luigi, Spider-Man
  • Columbia, MO – Captain America (female Cap)
  • Glen Carbon, IL – Batman, Pac Man, Robin, Supergirl
  • St. Louis Outlet Mall (Mills) – The Flash, Mario, Yoshi
  • St. Charles, MO – Wonder Woman

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
Columbia Wiseguys Pizza
Glen Carbon Jimmy John’s
Mid Rivers Mall Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
O’Fallon, MO A Better Pizza
Saint Charles Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza
Chesterfield Imo’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!*



2016 GOLD BOOKS

  • Archie #1 FCBD 2016 Edition #1
  • Bob’S Burgers FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Bongo Comics Free-For-All FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Boom! Studios Summer Blast FCBD 2016 Edition [18~
  • Camp Midnight #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Avengers #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Dark Horse Serenity/Hellboy/Aliens FCBD 2015 Edition
  • Doctor Who: Four Doctors Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • ROM #0 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Suicide Squad #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Valiant 4001 A.D. Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • FCBD 2016 Viz Perfect Square Pokemon Pocket Comics
2016 SILVER BOOKS
  • 2000 Ad Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Assassin’S Creed FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Attack on Titan Anthology Preview FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Awake #0 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Bruce Lee: the Dragon Rises #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Captain America #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Help the Cbldf… Defend Comics FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Z2 Comics Lab FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Con Man’S Spectrum FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Dark Horse All-Ages Sampler FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Space Goat Presents: Dark Lily &Amp; Friends FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Dc Super Hero Girls #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Love and Rockets Sampler FCBD 2016 Edition (Mr)
  • Grant Morrison’S Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Graphix Spotlight: Dream Jumper Book One: Nightmare Escape FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Grumpy Cat (And Pokey!) Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Hilda and the Stone Forest FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Junior Braves of the Apocalypse FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Lady Mechanika #0 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • March Trilogy Sampler FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Devil’S Due/1First Comics Mixtape FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Mooncop: a Tom Gauld Sampler FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Oddly Normal Chapter One FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Overstreet’S Comic Book Marketplace FCBD 2016 Edition
  • The Phantom: 80th Anniverary Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • The Pink Panther #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Sanjay and Craig/Harvey Beaks FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Science Comics FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Sonic Sampler FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Spongebob Freestyle Funnies FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Stan Lee’S the Unknowns/Howard Lovecraft FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Strawberry Shortcake #0 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Street Fighter V #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • The Stuff of Legend Preview FCBD 2016 Edition
  • The Tick Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • One Punch Man/My Hero Academia FCBD 2016 Edition
  • We Can Never Go Home/Young Terrorists FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Worlds of Aspen FCBD 2016 Edition

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