Perhaps the best of the fake holidays, Free Comic Book Day speaks to the geek in all of us. You’ve spent enough money at the comic book stores over the years, it’s about time you got a little love back. Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May, special versions of an assortment of comics will be up for grabs at the area comic shops. Batman and The Flash, Plastic, The Shaolin Cowboy and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger serials will all be up for grabs along with many others. Certain area comic stores will also be doing additional celebrating. Check out freecomicbookday.com for more info and to register to win an Attack on Titan Prize Pack and for more in-depth coverage of local Free Comic Book Day events, read our online story at toledocitypaper.com.
JC’s Comics ‘N More will be hosting numerous sales throughout the store. Details are still being worked out on number of free comics available (JC’s pointed out free comics are free to everyone except comic book store owners— so take that into consideration on this day). 11am. 6725 W. Central Ave. 419-531-6097. Check them out on Facebook.
Game Room Back issues and most of the store will be on sale for 25 percent off on the day. Additionally, there’s the $1 box of miscellaneous comics, and Game Room will be getting all of the Comic Book Store Day comics in, and families can get one of each (so up to 50 free comics)! They’ll also be staggering the free comics throughout the day so people have opportunities to get coveted comics in the afternoon (and they won’t all be gone by 10am). And Game Room will also be holding a Warhammer Fantasy Tournament that day, with the dice rolling at 10am. 3001 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-475-3775. toledogameroom.com
Monarch Comics will be hosting Marvel’s Avengers (and, allegedly, the Ghostbusters), plus free pizza and cookies while they last, and a wide selection of free comics (limit four per person). Events start at 11am. 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-382-1451. monarchcomics.net
Seann’s Anime and Comics has the entire store on sale, with different doorbusters being featured throughout the day. They’re bringing in triple the selection they had last year along with a professional cosplayer, a magician/balloon guy who will make superhero figures out of balloons and goodie bags and raffles. Four free comics per person. 8am-10pm. 5805 Monroe St., 419-720-9544. seanns.com