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Free Comic Book Day

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But once a year, on the first Saturday in May, Vault of Midnight joins forces with local comic shops worldwide to offer free comic books to the masses. We aim to spread the word about everything the comic book medium has to offer by sharing our favorite titles in an approachable and risk-free way!

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Free swag bags for the first 50 guests through the door at all Vaults of Midnight!

 

DETROIT

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - get ready for the magic, get ready for the fun, and get ready for the FREE COMICS, ‘cause it’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Try your hand at our Grand Draw Wall! Hosted by local celeb artists:

Witness the wizard of screen-printing, Scott Boyink, print exclusive t-shirts in front of your eyes!

Listen to the magnificent beats of DJ RX78!

Marvel at our spectacular cosplay contest! Come one, come all to the greatest comic book show in downtown Detroit – only at Vault of Midnight! 

 

ANN ARBOR

Ann Arbor loves Free Comic Book Day. Every year comic book fans from all over South Eastern Michigan travel to Ann Arbor on a sacred yearly pilgrimage of nerdy enlightenment. This year travelers can expect even more amazing cosplay, trivia, high-fives, and FREE comics than ever before!

As if that wasn't enough, check out these thrilling Free Comic Book Day happenings:

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Draw Wall with Celebrity Host, Carta Monir

Show us what you got! Get your Free Comic Book Day doodle on with local comic book artist, Carta Monir!

Carta is an indie cartoonist based right here in Ann Arbor. Along with her several webcomics, you can also check out Carta's work in her print comic Secure Connect. And don't forget to ask her about her newest upcoming project! 

 

    Swing by at 4pm to catch a performance by the  Vicissitones !

 

Swing by at 4pm to catch a performance by the Vicissitones!

 Check out performances by  Ring Of Steel !

Check out performances by Ring Of Steel!

 Stop by  Cherry Republic  for games and 10% off your purchase!

Stop by Cherry Republic for games and 10% off your purchase!

 Don your favorite cosplay and compete in our cosplay contest sponsored by  Lexus  and  Motor City Comic Con !

Don your favorite cosplay and compete in our cosplay contest sponsored by Lexus and Motor City Comic Con!

 

GRAND RAPIDS

Free Comic Book Day merriment will literally be spilling out our front door and into the streets with a sidewalk festival from 10a-3p. Prepare your mind and body for free comics, trivia, face painting, and PRIZES! Plus, challenge your friends to a game of Giant Connect Four - just like regular Connect Four, but much, much bigger.

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Doodle with Local Artist Cara McGee

Show off your pictorial skills on the Great Draw Wall and get your comics signed by Cara McGee!

Cara McGee is the artist behind Dodge City, BOOM! Studios's heartfelt comedy about teamwork, friendship, and dodgeball.

Cara's exquisite illustrations can also be found in the pages of Over the Garden Wall, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Lumberjanes, and more!

 

 Compete in our cosplay contest for the chance to take home treasures aplenty

Compete in our cosplay contest for the chance to take home treasures aplenty

 Unleash your inner superhero with arts & crafts hosted by the  Grand Rapids Childrens Museum !

Unleash your inner superhero with arts & crafts hosted by the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum!

 Get stoked for your favorite superhero movies making their way to the big screen, and craft your own superhero comic book button with  Celebration! Cinema

Get stoked for your favorite superhero movies making their way to the big screen, and craft your own superhero comic book button with Celebration! Cinema

 Learn the basics of Origami with  JAFAX  (Japanese Animation Film and Art Expo)

Learn the basics of Origami with JAFAX (Japanese Animation Film and Art Expo)

 Explore alternate realities with the Oculus Rift and demo locally-designed games from our friends at  Treefort VR

Explore alternate realities with the Oculus Rift and demo locally-designed games from our friends at Treefort VR

 Want to color your comics like a pro?Stop by  Comfort & Adam 's booth for free Copic marker demonstrations!

Want to color your comics like a pro?Stop by Comfort & Adam's booth for free Copic marker demonstrations!


Thank you to our cosplay contest & prize sponsors!


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