Get ready for Free Comic Book Day an annual nationwide event that shares the love of graphic storytelling on Saturday, May 4, being celebrated throughout San Diego.
The event encourages longtime fans and curious newcomers to visit their local “Mom and Pop”-style comic shops. A huge selection of free comic books from many publishers will be offered to store visitors throughout the day. The primary goal is to support local businesses, but a secondary goal is to encourage literacy among children, as the vast majority of free comics are kid-friendly.
Comic book publisher IDW is based at Liberty Station and will feature two of its comic books – STAR WARS ADVENTURES (specifically intended for young readers) and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – some of the highest-profile comics available as free items at local comic shops.
San Diego has many participating stores, which can be found by visiting freecomicbookday.com (using the site’s “Find a Shop” function).
- 138 Comics, located at 7905 Broadway T, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (Phone: 619-246-5053) –EVENT 12 to 6 p.m.
- Comickaze Comics, located at 2750 Historic Decatur, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92106 (Phone: 619-363-0004).
- Comickaze Comics, located at 5517 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92117 (Phone: 858-278-0371)
- Comics N Stuff, located at 1020 El Cajon Blvd., El Cajon, CA 92020 (Phone: 619-222-8908).
- Comics N Stuff, located at 2525 El Camino Real, Suite 289, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Phone: 619-426-2813).
- Crazy Fred’s Comic Book Lounge, located at 8042 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941 (Phone: 619-303-6597)
- Knowhere Games and Comics, located at 744 Grand Ave., Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078 (Phone: 760-814-2971).
- Panels Comic Book Coffee Bar, located at 713 Mission Ave., Ste. A, Oceanside, CA 92054 (Phone: 949-212-0378).
- San Diego Comics, located at 6937 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115 (Phone: 619-698-1177).
- Southern California Comics, located at 8280 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, #124, San Diego, CA 92111 (Phone: 858-715-8669).
- Yesteryear Comics, located at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, #D2, San Diego, CA 92123 (Phone: 858-279-6121).
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