On Saturday, May 1st, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, North Shore Comics will celebrate its community. A special Free Comic Book Day event on this first Saturday in May will provide fun, adventure, and inspiration to heroes of all ages. Due to the effects of the coronavirus disease; last year’s industry wide, Free Comic Book Day global event was canceled. Additionally, the 2021 version of Free Comic Book Day — its 20th Anniversary — has been moved to August for this year only. This exclusive, local event may be the only one of its kind in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin on the traditional “First Saturday In May” date.
North Shore Comics (NSC) is proud to host their own Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on the traditional “First Saturday In May” date this year. The store hopes children, teens, and adults will enjoy their large selection of brand new, free comic books specially created for this event by all major comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and countless others. Social distancing will be practiced, a dedicated hand sanitizer station will be on site, and masks will be required as per local ordinance.
This event will utilize two store fronts. North Shore Comics proper will feature a Super Sale with 20% off all new and current comic books; 40% off all graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers; a special selection of back issues for fifty cents each; and more.
Additionally, a second dedicated FCBD space will feature stacks of brand new FCBD titles in the NSC MiniComicCon room. In this special storefront, local talent, Onrie Kompan, author of the comic books “Marx: A Tale of Neglect” and “Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender”, will have his work for sale and will be signing at no charge.
Online retailer, Most Good Hobby, will be selling their limited edition, exclusive variant comic book covers of popular publishers’ releases, including Marvel Comics and DC Comics. An out-of-state comic book dealer will also be setting up with possibly others to follow.
North Shore Comics has served greater Chicagoland since 1983; bringing comic books, graphic novels, games, and supplies to the local community. The current owner, Pete Hurst, has been operating NSC since 1993.
You can find North Shore Comics at:
North Shore Comics
3161 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062