Free Comic Book Summer - July 15 to September 9

Free Comic Book Summer

Free Comic Book Day, the comic industry’s largest coordinated promotional event, was canceled this year due to concerns about COVID-19 and the effects those concerns had on the direct market.

An alternative plan was derived to accommodate both retailers’ need to social distance within their locations and the local gathering restrictions, and Free Comic Book Summer was born!

Starting July 15 to September 7, five to six new Free Comic Book Summer titles will be distributed to participating retailers to release to their customers. Available titles and delivery restrictions will be left to the retailers to handle as they see fit for their individual circumstances (most retailers in Portland, for example, are offering at least curbside pickup if not full off-site delivery).

As with Free Comic Book Day, the selection at each retailer will vary, and some titles may get restocked as the summer progresses. Check with your retailers to see which books they’ll have available. Portland’s participating retailers include:

CLOUD 9 COMICS
2621 SE CLINTON ST
PORTLAND, OR, 97202
(503) 236-8113

EXCALIBUR BOOKS AND COMICS
2444 S.E. HAWTHORNE BLVD
PORTLAND, OR, 97214
(503) 231-7351

BOOKS WITH PICTURES
1401 SE DIVISION ST
PORTLAND, OR, 97202
(503) 206-4369

THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
10977 SE MAIN ST
MILWAUKIE, OR, 97222
(503) 652-2752

FUTURE DREAMS
1847 EAST BURNSIDE SUITE 116
PORTLAND, OR, 97214
(503) 231-8311

COSMIC MONKEY COMICS
5335 NE SANDY BLVD
PORTLAND, OR, 97213
(503) 517-9050

More information, as well as a full calendar of releases, has been posted at FreeComicBookDay.com