In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Free comics! All for National Free Comic Book Day

May 5 is National Free Comic Book Day!

That means free comic books at your local comic book shops all day.

Check out our list of participating shops and their deals:

2nd and Charles #2128 | 9004 West Broad St


Free comic books all day (while supplies last).

But that’s not all! All used comics: BUY 5, GET 5 FREE! This sale is only for the day, so take advantage while you can and fill those collection gaps.

Store Hours:

Sunday — Thursday | 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.

Friday — Saturday | 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.

9004 West Broad St

Alpha Comics & Games


Free comics, sales and raffle prizes!

Also, come dressed as your favorite comic book character and receive an additional 10% off your purchase.

But that’s not all! They will also be hosting some of the Mandalorian Mercs from 1 p.m. –  5 p.m.

Store Hours:

Monday — Saturday | 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.

Sunday | 12:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

1601 Willow Lawn Dr #312, Richmond, VA 23230

Blue Marble Comics & Games Inc.


Hundreds of FREE comics and dozens of different issues for all ages!

Also, bring in a food item and get an extra raffle for great prizes.

Every person through the door gets a raffle ticket for a chance to win!!!

Save 20% on your all purchases in the the store (Select Stock not included)! Members save an ADDITIONAL 10%!!! This sale will last all day, and applies to books, games, apparel, figures, and any other merchandise with the exception of  Select Stock books.

Note: **This sore is closing this Summer so take advantage of this gem while you can**

Check out their Facebook Event for more information!

Store Hours:

Monday — Saturday | 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Sunday | 12 p.m. — 5 p.m.

8005 Creighton Parkway b, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Richmond Comix


50 comics to choose from this year AND a ton of local artists giving away free sketches for kids.

Local craft vendors will be on hand with their latest creations!

Authors of Escaping Humanity, Mary Terrani and Sarah Cass will be on hand to sign copies of their novel. Along with them is amazing local artist James Saunders III who is helping them turn their novel into a beautiful work of graphic fiction!

PLUS, many more local creator signings. Check out their Facebook Event for more info.

Store Hours:

Sunday — Tuesday | 12 p.m. — 6 p.m.

Wednesday — Tuesday & Saturday | 12 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Friday | 12 p.m. —  12 a.m.

14249 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113

Stories Comics


Tons of free comic books all day!

On top of that gamers Cory Moran and Tammy Sawyer will be demoing a new augmented reality game called Reign of Cthulhu by Ware Plai.

They also plan to activate clothing, posters, and comic books! AND there will be chances to win a huge prize!!

Store Hours:

Monday — Tuesday & Thursday | 11 a.m. — 6 p.m

Wednesday & Friday | 11 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Saturday | 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. — 6 p.m.

9040 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23294

Velocity Comics


HUGE sale! Store-wide 25% off, dollar bins, deep discounts on toys, and more!

Store Hours:

Wednesday — Saturday & Monday 10 a.m. — 7 p.m

Tuesday | 11 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Sunday | 12 p.m. — 6 p.m.

819 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220