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Free Comic Book Day

  • The Comic Store 28 McGovern Avenue Lancaster, PA, 17602 United States (map)

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America (like The Comic Store in Lancaster) and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

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As always, each customer receives one free comic book and for each additional copy,  (there are probably way over 50 different ones to select from) we request that a donation of 50 cents be collected at the registers. All of the donated money will be used to buy graphic novels and books for the Lancaster County libraries

Special Guests

Artisan FX

We are proud and happy to announce that Owner, Creative Director, Finishing Specialist at Artisan FX Jimmy Cosentino will be joining us again all day displaying his amazing superhero and genre replicas. The surprise feature he is uncovering this year is Dr. Who's Tardis"!


All day there will be cosplay characters, including Star Wars (the Vader's Fifth 501 Legion Garrison Carida), Darth Vader, C3PO, Sandtrooper, Tuskan Raider, Bounty Hunter, Batman, Supergirl and more cosplay.


10:00am to 2:00pm Jeff McComsey from FUBAR will be on hand.  There are still copies left of the exclusive zombie comic book, War of the Roses, originally commissioned by the two stores facing each other over the river: Lancaster's "The Comic Store” vs York's "Comic Store West"

Chet Williamson

Chet Williamson is a valued local writer, who just wrote Psycho Sanitarium, a horror novel about Norman Bates. He will be with us from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

Tim Truman

Tim Truman, creator of many characters (Scout, Grimjack and Hawken) and currently scribe of King Conan. will be on hand from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Mike Hawthorne 

Mike Hawthorne, independent creator of Hysteriaand one of the current illustrators of the Deadpool comic book will be on hand from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, sketching autographing copies. He has illustrated many mainstream books, like Conan and GI Joe.

Jason Lenox

Jason Lenox, freelance artist/illustrator will be there sharing and promoting his independent comics.

and MORE

These are only the highlights, for what is planed to be another all out party event.  You can’t afford to miss this !!!

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Later Event: May 11
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