Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.
Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day.
There’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages stories. Popular series from past years have included Bob’s Burgers, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, and SpongeBob.
See the full 2017 list of free comics.
Free Comic Book Day
First Saturday in May | May 6, 2017
Bay Area comic book stores
> Use the Store Locator to find stores in or near your zip code.
A few Bay Area locations to get free comics in 2017:
- Comic Experience — 305 Divisadero St. in NoPa
- Comix Experience Outpost – 2381 Ocean Ave, San Francisco
- Isotope — 326 Fell St. in Hayes Valley
- Mission: Comics & Art — 3520 20th St. in Inner Mission
- Cards & Comics Central – 5424 Geary Blvd.
- Amazing Fantasy – 650 Irving St, San Francisco
- Two Cats Comics – 320 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
- Dr Comics and Mr Games — 4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
- Cape and Cowl Comics — 1601 Clay St, Oakland
- The Escapist Comics — 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley
- Fantastic Comics – 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
- Alameda Sportscards & Comics – 1515 Webster St., Alameda
- Dark Carnival – 3086 Claremont Ave., Berkeley
- Stand Up Comics – 10020 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
- Comic Shop – 14837 Washington Ave, San Leandro
- Crush Comics – 2869 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
- Comic and Figure Addicts – 30803 Union City Blvd, Union City
- Heroes And Villains Comics – 264 Main St, Pleasanton
- Chris’s Comics – 37112 Maple St Ste A, Fremont
- Black Cat Comics – 73 N Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
- SpaceCat – 536 South Bascom Ave., San Jose
- Illusive Comics & Games – 2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara
- Funny Monkey Comics – 114 Royce St, Suite G, Los Gatos
- Wow Cool Alternative Comics – 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino
- Legends Comics& Games – 2054 El Cameino Real, Santa Clara
- Blue Moon Comics – 1560 4th St, Suite B, San Rafael