Free Comic Book Day in McHenry County

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Any kind of reading counts as readings so if your kids are into reading comic books help then change up their collection with Free Comic Book Day. This day is usually held every year on the first Saturday in May, with local businesses and libraries giving away new comics for free to any fans, young or old. This year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Free Comic book day was canceled. Now it’s Free Comic Book Summer!

free comic book day 2020

Free Comic Book Day 2020

Unlike its usual one-day event Free Comic Book day has been reworked and will take place throughout July and easy September. This change will allow for social-distancing and store capacity limits. Being on July 15 and running through September 9, comic stores will receive 5-6 Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments. Individual locations will get to decide how and when they distribute these titles.

Comic Book Stores in McHenry County

Since each store is handling the distribution on their own, please check the store’s website, Facebook page, or by calling to confirm how and when they will distribute. Most giveaways are first come first serve.

Anime and Things
109 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock | (815) 308-8867 | Facebook

Modern Age Comics
2210 East Algonquin Rd., Algonquin | (847) 409-6295 | Facebook

With libraries being closed to in-person programs this summer we don’t expect them to participate. However, if we see or hear of any that are we will be updating!

Will your family be participating in Free Comic Book Summer this year? What is your kids’ (or your) favorite comic book to read?


COVID-19 Statement: Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Please exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to go to public events and spaces. For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally, please visit the McHenry County Health Department COVID-19 status page.

Free Comic Book Day in McHenry County

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