Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is May 4th!

Each year, you are invited to discover new comics and pick up free issues from a wide variety of series and publishers. Free Comic Book Day traditionally takes place on the first Saturday of May. The organizers believe that there is a comic out there for everyone and offer a wide range of comics that appeal to many interests and age ranges.  Many publishers participate including Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom!, and many more.

Titles are selected each year by a committee of comics professionals and represent and showcase the breadth and variety of the comics industry. Comics are divided into two categories: Silver and Gold. The Silver category includes independent and lesser-known works and more mainstream titles are in the Gold category. Some comics stores let you take several different comics while others will have a limit. You can find out which stores in your area are participating with the store locator. Libraries can also participate and distribute free comics, including San José Public Library! 

On Saturday, May 4, 2024, San José Public Library locations will join other libraries and select retailers to offer free comic books!

Check out these comics, available at SJPL locations:

Additionally, here's a list of our eComics collections:

New Graphic Novels for Kids

The Circuit graphic novel coverDog Man: The Scarlet Shredder Blue Barry & Pancakes Mayhem on WheelsThe Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and the Bad JokeMonkey King and the World of Myths


Graphic Novels for Teens

Kimetsu AcademyLunar new year love storyCursed Princess ClubBunt! Shook! A black horror anthology


Graphic Novels for Adults

Fall ThroughI Hate Fairlyland Vol 6Tombs by Junji ItoMurder on the Orient ExpressGrand Slam Romance


What are some of your favorite comic book titles?