Free Comic Book Day: 4th May 2013

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What is Free Comic Book Day you ask? On the first Saturday in May each year, comic book stores around the world give away comic books for free. Reader’s Den in Claremont, Cape Town is one such store, and will be hosting a mini comic book festival on the day. Besides being able to choose a free comic from over fifty different titles, Reader’s Den will offer loads of discounts on in-store items and local comic book publishers will be there to launch their work.

Venue: Stadium on Main, Claremont
Time: 9am – 3pm

“Join the fun by dressing up as your favourite costumed character from comics, movies, anime & gaming. Also stand the chance of winning your share of R3000 Readers Den gift cards when you enter the official FCBD Cosplay Competition.”


There will also be a number of in-store discounts available from Readers Den, which includes 10% off all merchandise (except new comics, gift cards and consigned goods), along with a few other in-store specials. In addition, Readers Den will also be operating a separate sale shop, which will be offering discounts ranging from 50-80% on a wide selection of graphic novels. You can find out more information on this and other specials at Readers Den.


You can stand a chance to win one of 30 prizes on the day, each worth over R10,000 each. The prizes include:

  • Marvel Now 1st issues (pack of 12 comics)
  • DC New 52 Variant covers (pack of 6 comics)
  • Marvel Variant covers (pack of 6 comics)
  • DC New 52 Pack of 20 comics
  • New Comics Mega Pack of 30 comics
  • Batman / Judge Dredd Collection HC
  • Avengers Season One HC
  • Star Wars Darth Vader & The Lost Command HC
  • Assassin’s Creed : The Chain TP
  • Wolverine : Sabretooth Reborn HC
  • Chew Vol. 1 / Saga Vol. 1 TP Pack
  • Y-The Last Man Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1 GN
  • Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes HC
  • Batman Arkham Unhinged Vol. 1 HC
  • X-Men Mutant Genesis HC (Claremont/Lee)
  • Last Unicorn Deluxe Edition HC (Peter S. Beagle)
  • Spider-Man : The Icon HC Book
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Omnibus Vol. 1 SC
  • Trigun Maximum Omnibus Edition Vol. 1 SC
  • Azu Manga Daioh Omnibus Edition SC
  • Marvel Select Storm Action Figure
  • Batman Arkham City Series 4 Action Figure
  • SW Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker Bust Bank
  • Silver Surfer Pop Vinyl / PSY Gangham Style Bobble-head
  • Superman Bust Bank
  • Darth Vader in a Box mini Statue & Book Set
  • V for Vendetta Graphic Novel & Mask Set
  • Walking Dead Rick Grimes Bobble-Head
  • DC Universe Mini Bobble-Head 4 Pack Set
  • Batman Dark Knight Returns Part 1&2 + Batman Year One DVD Pack


So join superhero fans around the world at your local comic book store and celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Go to the official site at or visit

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