If you are still filled with comic book fueled excitement from the recent “Avengers Infinity War” release, then take note. Saturday morning (May 5) kicks off National Free Comic Book Day. Not only are select local Grand Rapids Comic shops offering an assortment of free comic issues, Grand Rapids Comic-Con is offering six promotional drawings to win two VIP Grand Rapids Comic-Con passes.
Grand Rapids Comic-Con is scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at the DeVos Performance Hall. To enter the contest, participants must visit one of the select stores and sign up at the promotional table. Each customer is allowed one entry per store they visit, and there is no cost of entry. The contest will end with a random drawing, selecting one name from each store location. Tickets will be mailed shortly after. Each promotional booth is scheduled to close at 5 p.m. unless scheduled otherwise.
The participating store locations are as follows:
Tardy’s Collectors Corner
2009 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vault of Midnight Grand Rapids
95 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Free comics: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. or while supplies last
Sidewalk festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Promo booth closes along with sidewalk festival)
The Comic Signal
4318 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Rookies Sportcards Plus
106 W Main St, Lowell, Michigan 49331
Hours: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Street Fair: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Lange’s Comics and Collectibles
The Lakes Mall, 5600 Harvey St, Muskegon, Michigan 49444
Hours: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
4235 Portage St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tickets for Grand Rapids Comic-Con can be purchased at the DeVos Performance Hall Monday at 10 a.m. The comic convention has already scheduled celebrity guests such as Doug Jones (Shape of Water, Hellboy), John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Toy Story), Danille Colby (American Pickers) and many more. For more information on the event and tickets visit GRComicCon.com.