Free Comic Book Day returns! Except that this year, it’s been expanded into FREE COMIC BOOK SUMMER!  Starting July 15th and continuing every week for nine weeks, long awaited free-to-fans comics from a plentitude of publishers will arrive at participating comic shops everywhere.

AfterShock’s DARK ARK: INSTINCT, an all-new original story by series creator Cullen Bunn, with art by Antonio Fuso and cover by Juan Doe, debuts during Week 2 and will be waiting for you at participating shops starting Wednesday, July 22nd. It’s both a treat for the fans who have made DARK ARK one of AfterShock’s standout tentpole series and a perfect entry point for those who may be new to the story of the “other” ark – the one that the sorcerer Shrae was commanded to build to save the unnatural creatures of the world.

“DARK ARK delivers a one-two punch with terrifying beasts and personable, relatable characters.” – James Ferguson, Horror DNA

Here are just some of the stores across the United States and Canada (as well as in parts of Europe) at which you can pick up your free copy starting Wednesday, July 22nd!










The DeeP Comics & Games, Huntsville

Haven: Comics, Etc., Huntsville

Port City Comics, Mobile




BOSCO’S Cards, Comics & Games, Anchorage




Samurai Comics, Phoenix

Samurai Comics, Mesa

Samurai Comics, Glendale

Ash Avenue Comics & Books, Tempe




The Rogue’s Gallery, Jonesboro

Kapow Comics, Sherwood




Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz

SpaceCat, San Jose

The Comic Shop, San Leandro

Comic Hero University, Fullerton

Galaxy of Comics, Van Nuys

Earth-2 Comics, Northridge

Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks

Hi De Ho Comics, Santa Monica

Zeppelin Comics, Benicia

The Comic Shop, San Leandro

Cape and Cowl Comics, Oakland

Arsenal Comics and Games, Newbury Park

Arsenal Comics and Games, Ventura

Njoy Games & Comics, Northridge

Illusive Comics & Games, Santa Clara

Current Comics, Monterey

Current Comics, Salinas

Comic Quest, Lake Forest

Knowhere Games and Comics, San Marcos

Comics Toons N’ Toys, Tustin

4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga

Comickaze Comics, Books and More – Clairemont, San Diego

Graham Crackers Comics, Temecula

Black Cat Comics, Milpitas

Escapist Comics Bookstore, Berkeley

Brave New World Comics, Santa Clarita




I Want More Comics, Thornton

Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles, Parker

NewCastle Comics & Games, Longmont

I Want More Comics, Thornton

The Nerd Store, Greeley

Time Warp Comics, Boulder

Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, Colorado Springs




A Hero’s Legacy Comics & Collectibles, Manchester

DJ’s Cards and Comics, North Haven

Legends of Superheros, Oakville



District of Columbia 

Big Planet Comics, Washington, DC




Captain Blue Hen Comics, Newark

The Comic Book Shop, Wilmington




Tate’s Comics, Lauderhill

Tate’s Comics, Boynton Beach

Altered Egos Comics & Games, Orange Park

A Comic Shop, Winter Park

Yancy St. Comics, Port Richey

Comics Cards and Stuff, Fort Myers

Famous Faces & Funnies, West Melbourne

Gods & Monsters, Orlando

Bamf! Comics Coffee Community, Maitland

The Infinite Mushroom Comic & Game Shop, Titusville

Emerald City Comics, Clearwater

KnoWhere Toys, Comics & Gaming, Hialeah




Bunjee’s Comics, Griffin

Dr. No’s Comics & Games Super Store, Marietta

Great Escape Comics & Games Mega-Store, Marietta

Galactic Quest, Lawrenceville

Galactic Quest, Buford

Columbus Comics, Columbus




Dragon’s Lair Comics, Mililani

Maui Comics & Collectibles, Kahului

Other Realms Ltd., Honolulu




Safari Pearl Comics, Moscow




Castle Perilous Games & Books, Carbondale

Chicago Comics, Chicago

Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago

Gmart Comics, Chicago

Gmart Comics, Champaign

Fantasy Books, Belleville

Fantasy Books & Games, Fairview Heights

Mellow Blue Planet, Rock Island

Heroic Adventures, Edwardsville

Amazing Fantasy, Tinley Park

Amazing Fantasy, Frankfort

Amazing Fantasy, Lockport

Alternate Reality, Chicago

Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie

Aw Yeah Comics, Skokie

Tim’s Corner Comics, Rock Island

Graham Crackers Comics, Naperville

Graham Crackers Comics, Downers Grove

Graham Crackers Comics, St. Charles

Graham Crackers Comics, Plainfield

Graham Crackers Comics, Chicago (Andersonville)

Graham Crackers Comics, Wheaton

Graham Crackers Comics, Chicago Loop

Graham Crackers Comics, Chicago (Lakeview)

Graham Crackers Comics, DeKalb

Graham Crackers Comics, Normal




Galactic Greg’s, Valparaiso

Comic Quest, Evansville

Creative Comics, Griffith

Downtown Comics, Indianapolis

Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie

BuyMeToys.Com, Mishawaka

Comics Elite, Indianapolis

Summit Sports, Comics & Games, Ft. Wayne

Comic Carnival, Indianapolis




Daydreams Comics, Iowa City

The CORE Comics & Games, Cedar City

Geek City Games and Comics, North Liberty

Limited Edition Comics, Cedar Falls




Pop Culture Comix, Overland Park

Elite Comics, Overland Park




Comic Book World, Florence

Comic Book World, Louisville

Main Street Games & Comics, London

Rick’s Comic City, Fort Campbell PX




BSI Comics, Metairie

Southeast Cards & Comics, Baton Rouge




Black Cape Comics, Waterville

Coast City Comics, Portland




Amazing Spiral Comics & Games, Baltimore

Cards Comics and Collectibles, Reistertown

Beyond Comics, Frederick

Beyond Comics, Gaithersburg

Collectors Corner, Parkville

Collectors Corner, Bel Air 

Big Planet Comics, College Park

Big Planet Comics, Bethesda

Third Eye Comics, Annapolis

Third Eye Comics, Lexington Park

Comics to Astonish, Columbia




The Hall of Comics, Southborough

Rubber Chicken Comics, Bellingham

Friendly Neighborhood Comics, Bellingham

Wild Time Comics, Attleboro

New England Comics, Quincy

New England Comics, Brookline

New England Comics, Brockton

New England Comics, Cambridge

New England Comics, Malden

New England Comics, Norwood

New England Comics, New Bedford




Collector’s Corner, Midland

Galaxy Comics, Saginaw

Tardy’s Collectors Corner, Grand Rapids

Green Brain Comics, Dearborn

GOB Retail Games and Comics, Clawson

Vault of Midnight, Detroit

Vault of Midnight, Ann Arbor

Vault of Midnight, Grand Rapids

Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities Plymouth

Summit Comics & Games, Lansing

Comic City, Canton

Comic City, West Bloomfield

Comic City, Pontiac

Comic Relief, Flint

Coy’s Comics, Saginaw

Rad Raptor Comics, Adrian

Secret Crisis Comics, Chelsea




The Gamers Den, Cambridge

Source Comics & Games, Roseville

Uncle Sven’s Comic Shoppe, St. Paul




Vans Comics and Cards, Ridgeland

3 Alarm Comics, Biloxi




Fenix Comix, Peculiar

NewCastle Comics & Games, Maryland Heights

Distant Planet Comics & Collectibles, Columbia

Comic Hoarderz, St. Robert

Clint’s Comic Books, Kansas City




Muse Comics & Games, Missoula

Kelly’s Komix, Great Falls




Krypton Comics, Omaha




Alternate Reality Comics, Las Vegas

MaximuM Comics, Las Vegas

Cosmic Comics!, Las Vegas



New Hampshire

Double Midnight Comics, Manchester

Double Midnight Comics, Concord

Jetpack Comics, Rochester (7/27)



New Jersey

A Little Shop of Comics, Scotch Plains

Conquest Comics, Bayville

East Side Mags, Montclair

Stormwatch Comics, West Berlin

Level Up Entertainment, Mays Landing

FUNNYBOOKS Comics & Stuff, Parsippany-Troy Hills



New Mexico

Zia Comics, Las Cruces



New York

JHU Comic Books, New York

JHU Comic Books, Staten Island

Aw Yeah Comics, Harrison

Main Street Comics, Middletown

Royal Collectibles, Forest Hills

Earthworld Comics, Albany

Queen City Bookstore, Buffalo

Kinokuniya, New York

Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics, North Tonawanda

Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics, Lockport

Grasshoppers Comics, Williston Park

Midtown Comics, New York

Golden Memories Comics & Toys, Selden

Heroes Your Mom Threw Out, Elmira Heights



North Carolina

Memory Lane Comics, Wilmington

The Dragon’s Lair Comic Book Store, Fayetteville

Ssalefish Comics, Winston Salem

Ssalefish Comics, Greensboro

Ssalefish Comics, Concord

Arkham Comix, Rocky Mount

Comic Envy, Asheville

Ultimate Comics, Raleigh

Ultimate Comics, Durham

Ultimate Comics, Cary

DreamDaze Comics Fun & Games, Wilson

Rebel Base Comics & Toys, Charlotte

Acme Comics, Greensboro

Atomic Empire, Durham



North Dakota

Paradox Comics-N-Cards, Fargo




Carol & John’s Comic Shop, Cleveland

The Laughing Ogre, Columbus

World’s Greatest Comics, Westerville

Comic Town, Columbus

Comics Are Go, Sheffield Village

Packrat Comics, Hilliard

New Dimension Comics, St. Clairsville

Super-Fly Comics & Games, Yellow Springs

Alter Ego Comics, Lima

Up Up & Away, Cheviot

Up Up & Away, Blue Ash

Nightmares to Fairytales, Waverly




Atomik POP!, Oklahoma City

Speeding Bullet, Norman

Impulse Creations Comics & Collectibles, Tulsa




Bridge City Comics, Portland

Comics Adventure, Milwaukie

Cosmic Monkey Comics, Portland

Books with Pictures, Portland

Geek Geek Nerd Nerd, Redmond

Heroes Haven, Roseburg

Excalibur Comics, Portland




4th Wall Comics, Lancaster

Brave New Worlds, Philadelphia

Brave New Worlds, Willow Grove

Pittsburgh Comics, McMurray

Hooked on Comics, Myerstown

The Encounter, Allentown

Comic Store West, York

New Dimension Comics, Tarentum

New Dimension Comics, Homestead

New Dimension Comics, Ellwood

New Dimension Comics, Butler

New Dimension Comics, Cranberry TWP

Comics World, Chambersburg

Wade’s Comic Madness, Levittown

Comix Connection, York

Comix Connection, Mechanicsburg

Golden Eagle Comics & Games, Reading

AA Comics and Cards, Lebanon

White Dragon Comics, Tannersville



Rhode Island

The Time Capsule, Cranston



South Carolina

Boarderlands Comics & Games, Greenville

Hanahan Comics, Charleston

Planet Comics, Anderson

Planet Comics, Greenville

Soundwave Comics, Summerville

Tangled Web, Spartanburg

Cosmic Ray’s, Columbia



South Dakota

Heroes & Villains, Rapid City




Comics Unlimited, Cleveland

Comix City Too, Madison

Nirvana Comics, Knoxville

Nirvana Comics and Games, Seymour

Epikos Comics and Games, Hixson

Epikos Comics and Games, Chattanooga

The Golden Age, 1942, Maryville

Rick’s Comic City, Nashville

Rick’s Comic City, Clarksville




Dragons’s Lair Comics & Fantasy, Medical Center San Antonio

More Fun Comics & Games, Denton

Urban Legends Comics, Mesquite

Generation X Comics and Games, Bedford

Duncanville Bookstore, Duncanville

Geek Out, Burleson

Space Cadets, Oak Ridge North

Collected Fort Worth, Fort Worth

Collected Keller, Fort Worth

Titan Comics, Dallas

Bedrock City Comic Co. – Westheimer, Houston

Bedrock City Comic Co. – 1960, Houston

Bedrock City Comic Co. – Washington, Houston

Bedrock City Comic Co., Webster

Bedrock City Comic Co., Missouri City

Gotham Newsstand, San Antonio

All-Star Comics, Nederland

Titan Moon Comics, Cedar Park

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy, Houston

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy, Austin

Austin Books & Comics, Austin

Bazinga Comics, San Antonio

King’s Cache, Austin

Wild West Comics & Games, Arlington

Wild West Comics & Games, Ft. Worth




Dr. Volts Comic Connection, Salt Lake City

The Nerd Store, West Valley

Black Cat Comics, Salt Lake City




Fantastic Planet, Plattsburgh




Multiverse Comics ‘N Games, Culpepper

Comic Logic, Ashburn

Richmond Comix, Midlothian

Big Planet Comics, Vienna

Third Eye Comics, Richmond

Comic Cubicle, Williamsburg




Destiny City Comics, Tacoma

Subspace Comics, Lynnwood

The Comics Place, Bellingham

Phantom Zone Comics, Everett

Stargazer Comics, Tacoma



West Virginia

Comic Paradise Plus, Fairmont

Comic Paradise Plus, Morgantown




Westfield Comics, Madison

Kowabunga Comics, Oconomowoc

Powers Comics, Green Bay

Graham Crackers Comics, Madison




Olympus Games & Comics, Cheyenne






Another Dimension Comics, Calgary

Redd Skull Comics, Calgary

Variant Edition Comics & Culture, Edmonton

Comic Readers, Medicine Hat

Words & Pictures, Calgary

Comic-Kazi, Calgary



British Columbia

Hourglass Comics & Games, Port Moody

Tazmanian Comics, Vancouver

Heroes for Sale, Abbotsford




Mighty Comics, Winnipeg

Galaxy Comics, Winnipeg



New Brunswick

Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities, Fredericton



Newfoundland and Labrador

TimeMasters, St. John’s


Northwest Territories



Nova Scotia

Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities, Dartmouth

Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities, Halifax






Kingston Nexus, Kingston

Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles, Mississauga

The Dragon, Guelph

The Dragon, South Guelph

The Dragon, Milton


Prince Edward Island





Amazing Stories, Saskatoon

8th Street Books & Comics, Saskatoon

Comic Readers, Regina

Comic Readers (Downtown), Regina

Collector’s Edge






Destination Venus Comics, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK 

Forbidden Planet, London, UK

Forbidden Planet, Birmingham, UK

Forbidden Planet, Bristol, UK

Forbidden Planet, Cambridge, UK

Forbidden Planet, Coventry, UK

Forbidden Planet, Croydon, UK

Forbidden Planet, Liverpool, UK

Forbidden Planet, Newcastle, UK

Forbidden Planet, Southampton, UK

Gosh Comics, London, UK

Big Bang Comics, Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland

Chaos Pop Culture, Cannington, Western Australia