On May 3, 2014, most comic book shops around the world participate in Free Comic Book Day the annual event where a huge sampling of comic books from publishers big to small, and independent to corporate will be given away to readers of all ages everywhere.
But one free day of comic books is just not good enough for Collector’s Paradise the comic book shop with locations in Pasadena and Winnetka. The premiere retailer will use Free Comic Book Day to kick off a month of free comic books with their own Free Comic Book May.
Each Saturday’s free comics requires you to have received a stamp on a Collectors Paradise Stamp Card the previous Saturday(s). So start on May 3 and be there ever Saturday in May for more free comics.
Free Comic Book Day
Both locations of Collector’s Paradise will take part in the traditional Free Comic Book Day with the rest of Earth. There will be artists sketching for free for children from 12 p.m. -3 p.m. and a buy three get one free sale in the store. Not to mention a wide selection of free comic books including a Collector’s Paradise exclusive cover for the Valiant Comics Free Comic Book Day comic. Valiant produced covers for each location as this comic also ties into Valiant’s big summer crossover “Armor Hunters.”
Free Superhero Comic Day
The free comics continue on May 10, with signings by Joe Benitez (“Lady Mechanika”), and Chris Burnham (“Batman & Robin”). There will be free super hero themed comics as well as a 50% off shelf sale on Marvel and DC Comics.
Free All Ages Comic Day
May 17 is Free All-Ages Comic Day where Collectors Paradise does a fundraiser for the Hero Initiative and YMCA where kids can learn to draw. This features a signing by popular children’s creator Ray Friesen. There is also a buy two get one free sale on All-Ages comics and graphic novels.
Free Indie Comic Day
Want to win your weight in comic books? Then you need to come in on May 24 for Free Indie Comic Day. Meet Chris Moreno and Aubrey Stitterson the creators on “Worth” a new graphic novel from Gene Roddenberry’s production studio. Comics will be sold by the pound on this Saturday.
Free Graphic Novel Day
The final Saturday in May is a big one. Free Graphic Novel Day where you can choose a free book from a pre-selected assortment of graphic novels. Plus get one graphic novel free when you buy two.