Free Comic Book Day takes place worldwide on the first Saturday in May. Organizers are on a mission to celebrate the genre--and, of course, they hope to recruit new fans who will eventually spend money.
Comic publishers provide the comics to retailers at cost; then the retailers give them away. There is an annual list of titles, eagerly awaited by readers in Northeast Ohio and around the world.
MORE: Check out the 2017 list
5 Northeast Ohio stores taking part in Free Comic Book Day
1. B & L Comics
5591 Ridge Road
2. Carol & John's Comic Book Shop
17462 Lorain Ave.
3. Imaginary Worlds Comics
13446 Cedar Road
4. Kidforce Collectibles
103 Front Street
5. Weird Realms
11508 Lorain Avenue
— Free Comic Book Day (@Freecomicbook) May 6, 2017