Free Comic Book Day Stores for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

On May 5, 2018, pick up a free comic or graphic novel at these local comics specialty shops in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman: Whatever superhero your kid is into, there’s something to get them stoked about during Free Comic Book Day! Every year on the first Saturday in May (in 2018, that’s May 5), comic book specialty shops hand out free comic books to anyone who drops in – and that’s not all that’s free. Dress up like your favorite hero or villain and visit participating shops to win a prize, enjoy some music or meet a special guest. Whether you’re a new reader or seasoned collector, there’s a unique selection of cool comic reads available at these shops in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Get a taste of the local stores in Metro Parent’s roundup – and click here to get the official list of free comic books being given out for 2018.

A-Z Cards and Comics

  • Address: 32647 Ford Road, Garden City
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-425-6780

Grab some free comics, enjoy some cool drawings from artists and other family fun.

Back to the Past Comics and Collectibles

  • Address: 35045 Plymouth Road, Livonia
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-533-3130

Get free comics, plus come in costume and take pictures with your favorite comic book characters.

Big Ben’s Comix Oasis

  • Address: 6711 Allen Road, Allen Park
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-382-0700

Get free comics. More details to be announced soon on the Facebook page.

Bring Your Old Books

  • Address: 48551 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-731-6473

Get your free book and participate in a costume contest; plus meet artists and authors. Everything on sale.

Comic City

  • Address: locations in Canton, Pontiac, Trenton and West Bloomfield
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-431-9080

Details will be announced in May; check Facebook for more information.

Comics and More

  • Address: 28059 John R Road, Madison Heights
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-399-3213

Choose from select comics (for free). Have a book signed and enjoy a sketch from special guests. Fun for kids including costumed characters. Then eat some grilled food.

Comix Corner 

  • Address: 32032 Utica Road, Fraser
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-296-2758

Pick up a new read at this local spot. Call for details.

Fun 4 All

  • Address: 3773 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-477-9994

Collect your free comic book. Then engage with others dressed up as their favorite comic super hero or villain (optional).

Funkytown Toys – Comics & Collectibles 

  • Address: 44907 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-843-3684

Get your free comic book, enter in a contest drawing, have some refreshments and check out their massive sale.

Green Brain Comics

  • Address: 13936 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-582-9444

Grab three free comics – and, for extras, donate canned food, used books or a used cell phone, or just show up in a costume. Crafts and door prize drawings also planned. Tent behind building will have comic creators exhibiting.

Prime Time Comics and Cards

  • Address: 4 N. Broadway St., Lake Orion
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-693-1735

Free comics while supplies last!

Time Travelers

  • Address: 3277 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-548-7213

Stop by for your free comic book. Check ahead for more details.

Vault of Midnight Comic Books and Stuff – Ann Arbor

  • Address: 219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-998-1413

Choose from a variety of free comics and take home three. There will also be food, creator and celebrity appearances and a costume contest.

Vault of Midnight Comic Books and Stuff – Detroit

  • Address: 1226 Library St., Detroit
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-481-2165

Three free comic books per customers. Food and guest celebrities, too.

Warp 9 Comics

  • Address: 21 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-288-5699

Free comics, artist sketches, special sales and more.

Looking for more family fun? Check out our roundups of free and upcoming events in metro Detroit. 

This post is updated regularly. 

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