Free Comic Book Day is usually a fun day in Milwaukee where the half-dozen local comic shops hold events and welcome in new and veteran comic book readers to celebrate the genre. The day usually takes place in May, but obviously not much this year has been usual. Every super hero knows that plans change in a flash. This year comic book stores are celebrating FREE Comic Book Summer. The extension allows for the accommodation of social-distancing and store capacity regulations.
That means that instead of a single day, the free fun will last all summer!
From July 15 to September 9, comic shops will receive five to six FREE Comic Book Day titles in their weekly shipment. Release of the titles will vary by shop, so you’ll want to check in with each of them to see how they’re handling distribution.
Free Comic Book Summer will feature 45 titles from publishers like Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC, and more!
In Milwaukee, there are six shops listed on the Free Comic Book Day website as participating:
8118 W. National Avenue, West Allis
Lost World of Wonders
6913 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Collector’s Edge Comics North
7826 W. Burleigh Street
Collector’s Edge Comics South
2330 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
The Turning Page
2452 N. Murray Avenue
5200 Washington Avenue, Suite 113, Racine
These shops are ready to pull you in with their tractor beams, but instead of unmasking a villain, they’ll be asking you to mask up for safety.