It’s that time of year again, everyone — FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! What’s Free Comic Book Day? According to the good folks at, “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!


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)
  • 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
  • 10% off Star Wars merchandise. (May the 4th Be With You!)

Costumed Characters

Most of our locations will have at least one Slackers employee working in costume (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!

Glen Carbon, IL Members of the 501st Legion 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Columbia, MO Members of the 501st Legion 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

O’Fallon, MO Members of the 501st Legion 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

South County Mall Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Elvira, and Spider-Man from Gateway Superfriends 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Jefferson City, MO Iron Man (and friends?) 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mid Rivers Mall Batman 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fairview Heights, IL Wonder Woman 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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. *

  • Avengers – Vision & the Scarlet Witch
  • X-Men – Phoenix Warsong
  • Marvel Essential Official Handbook
  • Fantastic Four – Visionaries
  • Lords of Avalon
  • Omega Unknown
  • Ultimate Iron Man II
  • Ultimate Spiderman – Venom HC
  • Uncanny X-men vol 2
  • Untold Tales of New Universe
  • White Tiger

* No, seriously. Each winner will get all eleven of these books, worth about $90 retail. Not one book per winner or something lame like that. Eleven winners, eleven books each. That’s 121 books, guys. Don’t miss out on your chance to win some of them.

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

  • Bongo Free For All
  • Star Wars / Captain Midnight / Avatar
  • Infinity
  • Its and Ugly Doll & Other Stuff
  • Kaboom Summer Blast
  • Sesame Street & Strawberry Shortcake
  • Spongebob Comics – Freestyle Funnies
  • Superman Special Edition
  • Smurfs
  • TMNT New Animated Adventures
  • Walking Dead Special
  • World of Archie Digest

Silver Books

  • Avengers Assemble Hulk Agents of Smash #1
  • DH Mass Effect Killjoys RIPD
  • Disney Faeries
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Man Flipbook

Free Food

Several of our locations will have free refreshments for you to enjoy when you stop by! We’ll have food from:

  • Krispy Kreme
  • A Better Pizza
  • Mr. Goodcents
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Stefanina’s
  • Subzone
  • Dr. Pepper
  • More!

Call your local Slackers to see what they’ll have!