Free Comic Book Day Directory – Australia

Free Comic Book Day is a special day, on Saturday May 3rd, in which retailers give away free comics in order to promote comic book reading. Most stores participate on the day and often hold events and sales to coincide with the giving away of free comics.

This is a directory for these events in Australia so you can find one near you. This is an ever-growing directory so check regularly for updates.

ACT

Impact Comics

Opening Hours: 9am onwards
Address: 16 Garema Pl, Canberra ACT
Telephone: (02) 6248 7335
Website: www.impactcomics.com.au
Facebook Event

Impact Comics Free Comic Day Canberra

New South Wales

Gametraders – Macarthur Square

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: Shop u065 Macarthur Square, Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown, NSW
Telephone: (02) 4620 0750
Website: www.facebook.com/gametradersmacarthur
Facebook Event

We are giving away FREE COMICS all day on the 3rd of May 2014. Join us in store to get a Free Comic Book

Kinokuniya Books

Opening Hours: 10am onwards
Address: Lvl 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney, Australia 2000
Telephone: (02) 9262 7996
Website: www.kinokuniya.com.au
Facebook Event

FREE COMIC BOOKS
- Everybody gets a free* comic book showbag on the day, no purchase necessary.
- Every 1 in 10 showbags gets a LUCKY DIP graphic novel prize!
- To claim your comic book, head to our Comics Information Counter.

* Selected titles, while stocks last. Offer is available in store only at Books Kinokuniya Sydney.

20% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA
- Includes Nobrow titles, Chinese and Japanese titles.
- Valid for one day only, not in conjunction with any other offer.

ARTISTS’ ALLEY
- Showcasing some of our best Australian talent, here is your opportunity to meet the writers and artists behind the comic books!

- Artist line-up so far:

David Yardin
Sorab del Rio & Don Ticchio
Marcelo Baez
Diana Thung
Gee Hale
Chris Yee
Charles Santoso
Jon Sommariva aka Red J

COSPLAY COMPETITION @ The Galeries (brought to you by Madman)

- Winners will be judged by peoples’ choice, so YOU decide who wins!
- Photos of cosplayers as taken by our Kino photographer on the day will be uploaded to our Facebook page. The cosplayer with the MOST LIKES in each category wins 1st prize, and the following cosplayer with the most likes receives the runner up prize.
- 1st prize:
$100 Kinokuniya voucher
$100 Madman voucher
Madman prize pack
- Runner up prize:
$50 Kinokuniya voucher
$50 Madman voucher
Madman prize pack
- To enter, head to our COSPLAY AREA on the mezzanine area of Lvl 1 at The Galeries on the day and submit in one of the following 3 categories:

BEST FEMALE COSPLAYER
BEST MALE COSPLAYER
BEST UNDER 12 COSPLAYER

SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY JOHN FLANAGAN

Author of bestselling Ranger’s Apprenctice and Brotherband series will be in store for his only Sydney signing!
Book 4 of the Brotherband series, Slaves of Socorro, is out May 1.

The Comic Shop

Opening Hours: 9am-4pm
Address: 10A/170 George Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Telephone: 02 9601 2622
Website: www.thecomicshop.net

The Comic Book Shop, Free Comic Book Day.

Kings Comics

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm
Address: 310 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9267 5615
Website: www.kingscomics.com

Queensland

Ace Comics & Games - Annerley

Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm
Address: Shop 18 Annerley Arcade, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley 4103
Telephone: 07 3848 7362
Website: www.acecomics.com.au
Facebook Event

Free comics and great sales!

Ace Comics & Games - Brisbane

Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm
Address: Level 2, 121 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000
Telephone: 07 3210 0939
Website: www.acecomics.com.au
Facebook Event

Free comics and great sales!

Comics Plus – Southport

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm
Address: 55 Nerang Street, Southport, Southport, Queensland 4215
Telephone: (07) 5532 7460
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Comics-Plus/267616528103
Facebook Event

Free comics!

Gametraders - Mackay

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: Shop 2546 Canelands Central, Corner Victoria Street and Mangrove Road, Mackay, Queensland 4740
Telephone: (07) 4944 0998
Website: www.facebook.com/GametradersMackay
Facebook Event

Gametraders free comics book day

Kaboom Comics

Opening Hours: 8:30am-1pm
Address: 345 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland
Telephone: 4659 8828
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Kaboom-Comics/115137808869

Free comics and great times!

Urban Fiction Comics

Opening Hours: 10am-3pm
Address: 35 Howard St., Nambour, Queensland
Telephone: (07) 5476 3728
Website: www.facebook.com/UrbanFictionComics
Facebook Event

Limit 1 comic per person or more with purchase

South Australia

Gamestraders - Ingle Farm

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: Shop 1023, Ingle Farm Shopping Centre, Corner Walkleys Road & Montague Road, Ingle Farm, Adelaide, South Australia
Telephone: (08) 8265 7283
Website: www.facebook.com/gtinglefarm

Free comics!

Gamestraders – Seaford

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: Shop 53, Seaford Shopping Center, 108 Commercial Rd, Seaford, SA
Telephone: (08) 8327 1966
Website: www.facebook.com/gtseaford
Facebook Event

Stop by Gametraders Seaford on May 3rd, 2014 to get a FREE comic with ANY purchase :)

We will feature comics from Ape Entertainment, Archie, Archaia, Boom!, Dark Horse, DC, Drawn & Quarterly, IDW, Image, Top Shelf, and Marvel, and many more!

Victoria

All Star Comics

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 410 Lonsdale Street, Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria
Telephone: (03) 9642 0071
Website: www.ascmelbourne.blogspot.com.au
Facebook Event

“FAMILY ONLY” first hour of trading between 9am-10am from last year to help families beat the rush and also see the return of the KIDS ONLY FREE COMIC SHOWBAGS!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ALL STAR COSTUME CONTEST where we invite you to don a costume and head in to the store to help share the comic joy on the streets of Melbourne and perhaps win a All Star Gift Voucher.

ALL STAR COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ARTIST ALLEY THANKS TO 1000 £ Bend CAFE. This year our unbelievable line up of over 30 of the most talented local talent will be drawing FREE sketches for you in the comfort and wonderful surroundings of 1000 Pound Bent Cafe around the corner at 361 LT LONSDALE STREET.

And of course, most importantly. FREE COMICS!

Alternate Worlds – Bayswater

Opening Hours: 11am-4pm
Address: Unit 11 / 13 Malvern Street, Bayswater, 3153
Telephone: (03) 97382662
Website: www.alternateworlds.com.au

Free comics and great times!

Alternate Worlds – Ringwood

Opening Hours: 11am-4pm
Address: 10 Railway Place, Ringwood, 3134
Telephone: (03) 9879 1605
Website: www.alternateworlds.com.au

Free comics and great times!

Classic Comics

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: Shop 7/ 50 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
Telephone: (03) 9663-7210
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Classic-Comics/166008573448513

We’d like to announce that Dean Rankine (Simpsons/Futurama) and Michael Bradshaw (co-host of Whatcha Podcast and regular Clerks Choice artist) will be part of the festivities this year.

Comics’R’Us – CBD

Opening Hours: 10am-6pm
Address: Level 1, 220 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Telephone: (03) 9663 8666
Website: www.comicsrus.com.au

We have participated in Free Comic Book Day for the last 12 years and this year we anticipate giving away thousands of comics at our Bourke Street store. We encourage people to come in costume, especially the kids who are our main focus on the day.

Comics’R’Us - Ringwood

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 112 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3134
Telephone: 9870 3841
Website: www.comicsrus.com.au

Free comics and a friendly chat.

Comics’R’Us – Windsor

Opening Hours: 10am-5pm
Address: 114 Chapel St, Windsor, VIC
Telephone: (03) 9510 1584
Website: www.comicsrus.com.au

We encourage people to come in costume, especially the kids who are our main focus on the day.

Gametraders – Mildura

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 831 15th Street – Shop T25, Mildura, Victoria
Telephone: (03) 5023 7702
Website: www.facebook.com/GametradersMildura
Facebook Event

Gametraders free comics book day

Gifts for the Geek

Opening Hours: 9:30am-6pm
Address: 155 Ryrie Street Geelong Vic
Telephone: (03) 5229 3630
Website: www.giftsforthegeek.com

Free comics and good times!

Heroes HQ

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 1 Shepperd Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Telephone: (03) 5334 4764
Website: www.heroeshq.com.au

Free comics, raffle, costume contests, meet and greet with author and illustrator of “That Bullet-proof Kid”, panel discussion on writing comics, balloon give aways, Kryal Castle knight in shining armour…. mayhem and madness – nothing else will do!

Minotaur

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm
Address: 121 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Telephone: (03) 9670 5414
Website: www.minotaur.com.au
Facebook Event

Free comics and great times!

Western Australia

Cosmic Comics

Opening Hours: 9:30am-5pm
Address: Shop 1 / 12 Robinson Rd, Rockingham Western Australia, 6168
Telephone: (08) 9592 5580
Website: www.cosmic-comics.com.au

Free comics and great times!

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