HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Saturday, May 6 is Free Comic Book Day. Participating comic book shops across the country will be offering a selection of free titles to encourage first-time readers and life-long comic fans to come to their specialty stores.

In addition to free comics, many stores also have special events including costume contests and promotional sales. Here’s a look at some of the events planned at comic shops in Evansville, Owensboro and Jasper.


  • Book Broker
    • Doors open at 10 a.m.
    • Special guests include local comic creators David Branstetter and Todd Fox.
  • Comic Quest
    • Event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Special guests include writer Anne Joyce, tattoo artist Elder Nahun, cosplayer Alex Higgens and local artists Akpan Akpan, Heather Landry, Jake Harris and Tim Smith.
  • Comics Unlimited
    • Inside Cowboy Jim’s Vendor Mall.
    • 25% off dollar and priced comics.
  • Secret Headquarters
    • 30% off all comics.
    • 2,000 books added to the $1 box, and adding a $5 and $10 box.
    • Customers who spend $50 or more get entered into a drawing for a special giveaway.


  • Big Bang
    • Store opens at 10 a.m.
    • Special guests include Robert Lamb (writer and storyboard artist for ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ and She-Ra, Princess of Power’ series) and Shawn Lamb (author of the ‘Allon’ series and scriptwriter for ‘Bravestarr’).
    • Costume contests.
    • Sidewalk sales 50-75% off.


  • Game Knight
    • Store opens at 12 p.m.
    • Costume contest at 12:30 p.m.
    • Pokémon Spelling Bee at 1 p.m.
    • Vendors selling crafts including Wibbly Wobbly Crafts, Sienar Customs, Miscellany Market, Remade by Brenda.
    • $1 and $2 comic books sold for 50 cents each and 15% off all manga and trade paper backs. 15% off figures.

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated at participating shops every year on the first Saturday in May. For a list of free titles that will be available this year, check the Free Comic Book Day website.