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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. On this glorious day, christened FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, free comic books rain down from the heavens into the hands of THOUSANDS of eagerly awaiting fans and unsuspecting bystanders alike. 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.

Ann Arbor

On top of our regularly-scheduled, absolutely-free comic books, our FCBD celebration will also include trivia & giveaways, afternoon live tunes from The Vicissitones, and an EXTRA free comic book for anyone in cosplay!


Come for the free comics, stay for the trivia & giveaways, live tunes from DJ RX78, local artist alley, and themed noms from Hero or Villain Deli! Arrive in cosplay for an EXTRA free comic book!

Grand Rapids

Our FCBD block party and sidewalk sale takes place from 10a-3p, and you’re invited! Enjoy some complimentary AM joe courtesy of Madcap Coffee, trivia hosted by Comic Pros & Cons, and giveaways courtesy of Grand Rapids Comic Con & Mobile GR! Sketch alongside local comic book artists Comfort & Adam on our mighty Draw Wall, create your own superhero arts & crafts with the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum, and get your photo taken with cosplayer extraordinaires League of Enchantment and House of 1000 Gluesticks.

Plus, stop by the photo booth to enter our cosplay contest and the chance to take home the Grand Prize!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!