Guide to Free Comic Book Day on Long Island, Saturday, May 4th

Free Comic Book Day draws big crowds bringing people to shops who might not normally come in or bringing people together all at once on one big day for free comics, incredible discounts & deals, special events, and comic book industry guests to Long Island outlets.

John at Grasshopper’s Comics says the crowds on Free Comic Book Day can get pretty big.

“The crowds get unmanageable very quickly,” he said.

A Grasshopper’s, they usually reserve big guests and signings for their charity event for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation every December. (So put that on your radar) 

“We really try to make Free Comic Book Day very kid friendly,” John said. “We’ll have Darth Vader appearing.”

Free Comic Book Day is also May the 4th so look for various shops to have Star Wars themed events planned as well – there is a Star Wars book available from Marvel.

Generally stores will limit the number of books per person from the free catalog, which you can find here.

Below we list all the spots you can go to across Long Island and what deals and special events they will be offering on Free Comic Book Day! Let us know where you plan to go and send us pics, comments and feedback here or on social media!

NOTE: Many Comic book shops still haven’t finalized plans for Free Comic Book Day. Check back for updates.

All Star Comics & Collectibles

  • There will be great deals on toys, and books; as well as a sale on Star Wars related merchandise
  • Al Milgrom will be there! Milgrom is a comic book writer, penciller, inker and editor, primarily for Marvel Comics. Milgrom is the co-creator of DC superhero Firestorm! Autograph and sketches will be available.

Where: 200 E Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst, (347) 335-6289.

Cool Kids Comics & Toys

  • 25% back issues, trades & hard covers
  • Dollar books are 50 cents
  • 10% off Star Wars Items
  • Play Sabacc with Han Solo
  • Get blue milk at the Cool Kids Cantina
  • $7 Super7 Ultimates.

Where: 2055 Hempstead Tpk , East Meadow.

Superhero Comics Express

  • Head over for your free comic book!

Where: 146 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park.

Lost4Toys Pop Culture Shop

  • Free comics! Sales TBD.

Where: 558A Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead.

4th World Comics

To celebrate they’re taking 20% OFF everything in the shop!

FREE signings with some of the industry’s best writers and artists:

  • Writer Scott Snyder from 10am – 12pm
  • Artist Joshua Hixson from 12pm – 2pm

The 501st Legion will also be there taking pics to celebrate May The 4th!

Where: 33 Route 111, Smithtown, (631) 366-4440.

Lost Planet Comics and Collectibles 

Fans new and old are welcome at Lost Planet Comic’s for sales and free comics! Limited to 3 FREE FCBD comics per person.

Where: 65 E. Main Street, Bay Shore, (631) 647-9777.

Cosmic Comics and Games

  • 50% off ALL Ratio Variant Comics
  • Refreshed $1 comics including recent half off books in box
  • They will have a 50% off table and 50% off all bagged sets & runs

Where: 846 Merrick Road, Baldwin, (516) 763-1133.

The Comic Book Depot 

The Comic Book Depot presents Free Comic Book Day 2024 from 11am-4pm.


  • 25% off all back issues
  • 25% off all graphic novels
  • 1000’s upon 1000’s of dollar comics
  • FREE comics limit 5 per person


  • Mr. PoppinTwist 11-1pm
  • Billy Tucci 11-2pm
  • JC Vaughn 11-2pm
  • The Incredible Cosplayer
  • more to be announced

*sales and free comics will be available May 4th. We will not hold a book for you its first come first serve. Cosignment books will not be on sale. Gaming will also not be on sale.

Where: 2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, (516) 221-9337.

The Comic Box

Free comics will be given out on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Also, select back issues will be reduced to 50% off, all other back issues 10 to 25% off. They will have their selection of $1 books reduced to 25 cents each that day, 10% off new in-box toys, and 25% to 50% off graphic novels, hardcovers and manga.

Where: 840B North Broadway, Massapequa, (516) 795-2528.

Next Generation

Funko POPs Buy 2 Get 1 FREE. $3 books are 5/$10. All Red sticker comics, sets, tpb, toys, packs & single cards under $200 are 20% OFF. All green tag back issues 50% off. Sealed booster boxes, supplies & statues 10% OFF. Other discounts for items over $200.

Where: 77 Carleton Ave, Islip Terrace, (631) 277-1938.

Grasshopper’s Comics

John at Grasshopper’s said that they will be giving away free comics and local artist Tom Travers will be joining them to sketch that day. Darth Vader will make an appearance as well. 

Where: 76 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, (516) 741-5724.

Escape Pod Comics

Escape Pod Comics is closed on Saturdays so they won’t be open that day but they will be hosting their 11th Free Comic Book (Sun)Day on May 5th this year.

“We will have local creators Josh Hixson, Joe Ciano, and Andrew Kranke signing at the shop,” said owner Menachem Luchins. “We will have a sale as well as three free comics per person (five if you come in costume) and our friends at Catpurrcinno Cat Cafe down the block, will be hosting writer Colleen Venable (author of Katie the Cat-sitter, which has a FCBD comic) at their spot which will be hosting an adoption day as well.”

Where: 30 Main Street, Huntington, (631) 923-1044.

Red Shirt Comics

25% Off Everything!*

Bulk deals for Dollar and 50 cent Comics!

*subscriptions, and holds not eligible

Where: 332 Main Street, Port Jefferson (631) 474-1701.

Android’s Amazing Comics

  • No special events planned but they will be open that day.

Where: 61 Railroad Avenue, Sayville, (631) 567-8069.

Golden Memories Comics & Toys

No plans announced yet.

Where: 235 Middle Country Road, Selden, (631) 696-6991.

Best Comics International

No plans announced yet.

Where: 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, (516) 328-1900.

Bailey’s Comics

No plans announced yet.

Where: 282 N Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, (631) 225-5085.

TOR Comics

No plans announced yet.

Where: 997 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, (631) 758-4772.

Babylon Collectables

No plans announced yet.

Where: 225 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, (631) 482-9056.

Phoenix Comics & Collectibles

No plans announced yet.

Where: 107 Stewart Ave, Hicksville, (516) 939-9129.

Newbury Comics

No plans announced yet.

Where: Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd, Garden City; Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove.