Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Slackers with Comics for All Ages!

Slackers is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 2.7 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

“The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said Joe Turck, Manager of the St. Louis Mills Slackers.

Celebrating its tenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Slackers, because you never know what you will end up finding.”

“We at Slackers want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times,” Turck continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart.” Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10:00 AM and runs until 9:00 PM at all Slackers locations.

Here are some of the awesome specials we’re offering on Free Comic Book Day:

  • Buy one get one free on back issues and $0.99 issues
  • 20% off on new comics, graphic novels & trade paperbacks.
  • 20% off all comic supplies
  • 20% off all action figures & statues.
  • 20% off all superhero themed video games, superhero movies & superhero t-shirts & posters.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Free item is the lesser of the two. Used discount offers replace standard Power Card Member discounts. Subject to manager approval. Some exclusions apply. See associate for details. No dealers.

Special Appearances:

  • Creators from Ink and Drink Comics will be at the South County Slackers from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Scheduled to appear: Aaron James Ford, Jason Green, Steve Higgins, Bryan Hollerbach, Carlos Gabriel Ruiz and Kevin Wolf
  • 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist will be at the South County Slackers from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Come out and see a Tusken Raider, a Stormtrooper, a Biker Scout, an Imperial Officer and Darth Maul.
  • 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist will be at the Glen Carbon Slackers from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Come out and see a Sandtrooper and Clone Commander Wolffe.


Star Wars Statue Drawing:

  • Each Slackers location will be holding a drawing for an ARTFX Star Wars Saga Series 1/7 scale statue.*

Here is a breakdown of which statue will be given away at each store:

  • St. Louis Mills- Princess Leia
  • Mid Rivers- Chewbacca
  • O’ Fallon, IL- Stormtrooper
  • South County- Chewbacca
  • Glen Carbon- Han Solo
  • St. Charles- Anakin (loose w/ box)
  • Alton- Clone Trooper Commander Bly
  • O’ Fallon, MO- Luke Skywalker
  • Chesterfield- Stormtrooper
  • Columbia- Clone Trooper Commander Bly
  • Jefferson City- Han Solo


*1 entry per person.  Winners will be chosen at the end of the day on 5/7/11.  All the stores will have different statues that they are giving away.  Winner need not be present at time of drawing.

Free Food at our Mid Rivers and Alton Stores!

Mr. Goodcents will be providing free food at our Mid Rivers location.

Jimmy John’s will be providing free food at our Alton location.


FREE COMICS! Including: