Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day selections from 2016

Every year, Proud Lion proudly hosts Free Comic Book Day - a special day dedicated to giving away free comics! Customers are invited to come into store on the first Saturday in May, where they are able to choose up to five free comics from a selection of amazing titles from publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse, among many others.

Proud Lion orders over 1300 comics to give away each year. We choose titles that will appeal to all ages, covering a wide range of genres and styles, so everybody is able to find something they enjoy. It also gives readers an opportunity to try something new, and take a chance on a title they might not have tried before.

Rocket Raccoon cosplay, Free Comic Book Day 2016Free Comic Book Day also allows us to celebrate cosplay, as every year we welcome some of our customers in full costume. One of the highlights of 2016 was a visit from Rocket Racoon from Guardians of the Galaxy! We also had Spider-Man, Batman, Pepper Potts, the Joker, and a Jedi, amongst several others - and we're always keen to see what new characters drop by!

The most exciting part of Free Comic Book Day is the atmosphere. We see over 200 people in store on the day, and are thrilled to be sharing our love of comics with them. If you want to take part in the next Free Comic Book Day, make sure you get here early - queues tend to start as early as 9am!

For more information about Free Comic Book Day, please see the official FCBD website.

Proud Lion queue from Free Comic Book Day 2016