7 Dayton comic shops giving away free comic books this Saturday

Learn the basics of the comic book art form from professional illustrators Adam Fields and Uko Smith. Contributed photo
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Learn the basics of the comic book art form from professional illustrators Adam Fields and Uko Smith. Contributed photo

That most joyous day is almost upon us. The first Saturday every May, also known as Free Comic Book Day, is that wonderful day of the year when our amazing local comic shops purchase special promotional comic books that they give away to readers. Why? Because they love us and they love comics!

Here are 7 great shops you can hit up this Saturday, May 6 to get your free comic fix.

Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.  Contributed photo
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Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Contributed photo

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ExploreNeed More Comics & Toys

WHERE: 5460 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights

HOURS: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

INFO: (937) 424-7212, needmorecomics@gmail.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: Need More Comics & Toys will be giving away free comic books all day (while supplies last). Food will be available from various food trucks, and there will even be a bouncy house!

Food Trucks: 

Hunger Paynes Food Truck

Smokinbeebeeq

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton

Latinarepas food truck

Underdogs Mobile

Greek Street Food Truck

- Griff's Grill

Dayton Urban BBQ

Lilia's Outside Cafe

Dessert: 

The Rolling Oasis Treats Truck

Bouncy House and Obstacle Course provided by Dayton Bounce Houses. $5 for 10 min in Bouncy house, $2 per run in the Obstacle Course. Tables, Chairs, and Music provided by Hunger Paynes Food Truck.

ExploreMaverick’s Cards & Comics 

WHERE: 2312 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

INFO: 937-294-4900 or jackmavericks.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: In addition to the free comics, Maverick's will have some killer deals on books and other fun stuff.

- Marvel and DC Back Issue Bin Books - 30% OFF

- Independent Back Issue Bin Books - 75% OFF

- Hundreds of .25 Cent Back Issues.

- Graphic Novels and Manga - 40% OFF

- Toys/Action Figures - 25% OFF

- Statues - 25% to 50% OFF

- Pokémon Plush - 20% OFF

- Pokémon Singles - 15% OFF

- Sports Card Singles - 15% OFF

- Discount Sports Packs - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.  Contributed photo
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Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Contributed photo

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ExploreEpic Loot Games & Comics

WHERE: 9130 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville Ohio, 45458

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

INFO: (937) 436-7305 or epiclootgames.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: Epic Loot will have the free comic goodness you expect on FCBD. They will also have all of their comics on sale and will be running a costume contest.

Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.  Contributed photo
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Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Contributed photo

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Bell, Book and Comic 

WHERE: 458 Patterson Road, Dayton

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

INFO: 937-643-9006 or bellbookandcomic.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: BBC will give out 8 free comics per person. Adam Fields and Stuart Sayger will be in the shop as guest artists and catered food will be available from Brock Masterson.

Explore2nd & Charles

WHERE: 350 E Stroop Road, Kettering

HOURS: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

INFO: (937) 298-6540 or 2ndandcharles.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: 2nd & Charles will have a smattering of FCBD titles for customers to grab. They'll be running a special "Buy 5, Get 5 Free" sale on used comics. Customers are encouraged to show up dressed as their favorite comic book character.

Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.  Contributed photo
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Comic shops all over the Miami Valley will be giving away comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Contributed photo

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ExploreBookery Fantasy

WHERE: 16 West Main Street, Fairborn

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

INFO: 937-879-1408 or BookeryFantasy.com 

SPECIAL EVENTS: In addition to the regular free comics, customers may also take their choice of a free comic from Bookery's Discount Comic Cave (40,000 back-issues to choose from), with additional selections available for only $1. Several hundred deeply discounted graphic novels were also just recently put out on Bookery's shelves. This month they've also added a new 10% discount on top of their already-super cheap used paperbacks, and are adding 4,000 volumes to that room. There will also be a variety of cosplayers on hand to help out and do photos.

ExploreSuper-Fly Comics & Games

WHERE: 132 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

INFO: 937-767-1445 or superflycomics.com 

SPECIAL EVENTS: Super-Fly will be giving away "tons of free stuff while supplies last." They will also be offering 25% off everything in the store. Guest artists Adam HicksGolden Dawn DyesHaunted Pencil, and Shawn Pryor will be in the store doing drawings and talking to customers. At 8 p.m., nerdcore rapper Juice Lee will give a special performance.

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