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Free Comic Book Day 2017

It's that wonderful time of year: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

What's better?  You tell us!

This year, we're excited to announce some fan favorites returning as well as some new surprises!

First and foremost, we're opening out doors EARLY!  9AM opening for you early birds out there!

Most improtantly:  FREE COMICS!  We've got a TON of great FREE comics available for you to pick up!  You can check out the full list here but these are some we're REALLY looking forward to:

Dollar Raffles: We'll have a total of SIX different dollar raffles to enter into.  As per usual, raffle tickets are $1 each and you can drop your tickets in any bag you want!  You can enter as many times as you want and we'll announce the winner after FCBD!  Prizes this year will be announced on our Facebook page as we lead up to the event!  You can check that out here.

Keiki Explorers Summer Camp will be joining us again!  They'll have a table set up outside with some fun and games and information on their great summer program!  Sign up for a week or 2 weeks or a whole month!  Every day is an awesome field trip, lunch, another trip and you're home by the end of the day!  Tons of activities and fun for everyone!

Here's what you've been waiting for:  SIGNINGS!

This year we are HONORED to have these amazing people joining us from 12pm-6pm:

Jamal Igle.  The amazing artist behind the Black Mask Studios series Black returns to East Side Mags by popular demand!  He has a creator owned book called Molly Danger out by Action Lab Entertainment too!  He's worked on comics such as Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, Superman, Supergirl, Zatanna and MORE!  We'll have copies of Black #1 on hand for Jamal to sign as well as a plethora of sketch covers to draw on!

Magdalene Visaggio.  Writer extraordinaire! She is tearing the comic world up with amazing books from Black Mask Studios like Kim & Kim and the newest Quantum Teen Are GO!  She's got a new Kim & Kim book coming out called Kim & Kim: Return of the Hipster Freaks so if you haven't already checked out the original, we'll have plenty of copies of #1 and the trade paperback on hand!

Scott Koblish.  He draws Deadpool for Marvel Comics and a TON of other stuff.  Some of his earlier work includes some Marvel Comics Presents from the early 1990s, a run on Excalibur in the late 1990s, Infinity Man & the Forever People, Wolverine, X-Men 92, Worlds Finest (New 52) and MORE!  If you don't know Scott's work, come by.  It'll blow your mind!  We'll have copies of his work on hand to get signed as well as a ton of sketch covers for Scott to grace with his art!

Plus - we're giving you - the customers - 20% off just about everything in the entire store except: new comics, dollar comics, supplies and select wall books.  That means ALL back issues, toys, select wall books, figures, POP Vinyls, collectibles and MORE are on sale!  Plus, we're having a SPECIAL sale on ALL STATUES!  Get 50% off sticker price on ALL STATUES!  50% OFF!  Seriously!  (Sale CANNOT be combined with fully stamped reward cards or any other offer.)

As a special treat for our customers, we'll also have a special offer - SPEND $100 or more and get (5) extra reward stamps ($50 value)!

Stay tuned for updates on actual raffle prizes and more surprises as we get closer!  Come on down on May 6th!  This is STILL the best FCBD event you'll find!


Earlier Event: April 29
East Coast Comic Con
Later Event: May 7
Magic League Amonkhet (Week 1)