Get Out And Enjoy Columbus with a Free Comic Book Summer!
Who doesn’t like a good adventure?! Comic book heroes are the rage, just look at what Marvel Comics and DC Comics are doing on your TV. Get out and enjoy Columbus with a free comic book summer at your local shop.
That day is typically this first Saturday of May. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But, they reworked their plans, and came up with Free Comic Book Summer!
Participating comic books shops across Columbus will be giving away a free comic book to anyone who comes in between July 15 and September 9, 2020.
Free Comic Book Summer will feature 45 of the previously announced titles from publishers like Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC, and more! The 45 titles are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes and run the gamut from superhero stories, to TV and movie tie-ins, to sci-fi adventures, all-ages tales, and beyond.
Participating shops will receive five to six FREE Comic Book Day titles in their weekly shipment. Release of the titles will vary by shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as necessary for their unique circumstances.
In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels has only grown. Has your child struggled to read over the summer? Comic books are a great way to get them back on track!
Check your local shop for their participating and rules. Some of the available options may include these titles, but will availability depends on individual store supply.
Local shops participating this summer
Check with the individual shops for details of their comic book releases, store hours, safety precautions, and more. Click here for other participating comic book shops. Select libraries have participated in past years as well.
- Packrat Comics in Hilliard
- Packrat Comics in Marysville
- The Laughing Ogre in Columbus
- World’s Greatest Comic Books in Westerville
- Flying Monkey Comics and Games in Delaware
- Secret Identity Comics in Delaware
- Krazzy Comics in Columbus
- Capital City Comics in Reynoldsburg
- Comic Shop Plus in Heath
Free Comic Book Day is a great experience for the whole family. Make it a family tradition while you Get Out And Enjoy Columbus!