Free Comic Book Day

Every year, participating comic books stores throughout North America give away free comic books and host signings, sales and in-store events. Each shop offers a different amount of free comics but regardless of the offer, it’s a great opportunity to check out local comic book shops and see what they have to offer. Here is a list of shops throughout the Portland-Metro area that are participating in the event on May 4.

Books With Pictures
10 am-9 pm
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
Costumes encouraged! Free comics for all ages! Cosplay guests: Jedi in the morning, and Avengers in the afternoon!

Bridge City Comics
10 am-8 pm
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
Bridge City Comics in Portland, OR is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. For the first hour or so, there will be a Captain America cosplayer taking pictures with everyone.

“The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages – children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said Michael Ring, owner of Bridge City Comics. “Come by on May 4th and let us show you what’s out there!”

Comics Adventure
10 am-7 pm
15705 Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard Suite A, Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
The annual event happens once again on May 4th which this year also happens to be Star Wars Day. Lots of specially designated comics for kids and adults too.

Comic Cave PDX
10:30 am-4 pm
1924 N. Kilpatrick St., Portland, Oregon 97217
Come check out all the free comics! This is our big event and we love greeting all the folks who come by.

Cosmic Monkey Comics
10 am-7 pm
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97213
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2019 features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event.

We will also be having local comic creators joining us throughout the day. Check back here to see the full schedule.

50+ titles will be available on Free Comic Book Day. A complete listing can be viewed online. We will also be having local comic creators joining us throughout the day. Check Facebook event for the full schedule.

Excalibur Comics 
10 am-7 pm
2444 SE Hawthorne BLVD, Portland, OR, 97214
Come join your friendly neighborhood Excalibur Comics for Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4th, from 10am until the books run out! And with 6 comics per person, don’t delay.

Artists Celina Hernandez and Mike Murphy will be sketching up a storm, and we’ll have exclusive samplers from A Wave Blue World’s Justin Zimmerman on hand as well.

Floating World Comics
11 am-7 pm
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love. Come by for some free comics, special sales and local artist Jason Fischer will be providing free art and sketches for guests!

9 am-5 pm
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232
Get your free comic books at this annual event!

The Nerd Out
4 pm-11 pm
3308 SE Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon 97214
May (the) 4th (be with you) is Free Comic Book Day and the Nerd Out is the after party to be at! Join us at 4 pm for good food, better drink, and free stuff!

We have comics to give away (limit 5 per person), raffles and more!

Earn a raffle ticket for every $10 you spend on food & drinks, get another for bringing your receipt from a Local Comic Shop from earlier in the day, get one for bringing Mitch a sandwich, coming in cosplay, wearing Star Wars merch OR pick up a raffle ticket at $5 a piece!

Not only will you get 10% off food for wearing Star Wars gear or cosplay, but we’ll also be giving away Star Wars swag to randomly selected people wearing it, while supplies last.

Free Comic Book Day at the Sandy Library
11 am-1 pm
Sandy Public Library Friends: 38980 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, Oregon 97055
Calling all Superheroes for Free Comic Book Day’s Superhero Academy. Discover your Superhero name, create a costume mask and cuffs to hide your true identity, crawl through the Batcave, try the Spiderweb toss. Complete all the tasks and receive a Superhero Academy graduation certificate and join our Superhero team!

Things From Another World
Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day with your friends at Things From Another World Portland! The doors open promptly at 9 am on May 4, 2019! Everyone visiting will be allowed to select up to TEN free specially-marked comics — we’re one of the only comic shops in the Pacific Northwest to let you get that many comics!

And just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more, join us for free pizza, hanging out, and playing games from 5 p.m. to close. Swap free comics with others, learn where to start if you’re a new reader, and win some fun prizes!

Portland Location:
9 am-7 pm
Portland – 2916 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97232
In addition to sales and free comics, we’ve got free events for the whole family!

  • Balloon artists and other kid-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies), Paul Tobin (Plants Vs. Zombies), Steve Lieber (Jimmy Olsen), and Cat Farris (My Boyfriend is a Bear) signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.!
  • Rob Sheridan (art director for Nine Inch Nails, co-founder of How to Destroy Angels, and writer of DC/Vertigo’s HIGH LEVEL) will be signing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

Milwaukie location:
9 am-7 pm
10977 SE Main St., Milwaukie, OR 97222

  • Balloon artists and other kid-friendly activities from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • James Asmus (Gambit: King of Thieves, Transformers: Bumblebee) is singing from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.!

Beaverton location:

9 am-7 pm
4390 SW Lloyd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005

  • Balloon artists and other kid-friendly activities from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • – Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) is singing from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.!

* While supplies last, quantities are limited, get down early for the best selection

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