Free Comic Book Day is nearing (May 6, 2023) which is one of the more enjoyable pop culture days in Arizona. Below are the store details I have found so far that are participating in FCBD 2023. As I come across more or details are released, I will update this article. So map a day of comic books, visit a few stores, and make sure to support your local shops. It might be free to you but these comics are not free for the comic shops so make a purchase if you can.

Ash Ave. Comics
Hours: 10AM – 7PM
Tempe, AZ
Details: Free comics and sales

Brandon’s Comics
Hours: 9AM – ?
Tempe, AZ
Details: Sales, treasure hunt w/prizes, special guest George Jeanty signing. Sunday – a signing with Darik Robertson.

Cab Comics
Hours: 11AM – 2PM
Flagstaff, AZ
Details: Donations are being accepted for the Flagstaff Family Food Center which will enter you into a raffle for an exclusive one of a kind sketch cover. Each item gets you 1 entry into the raffle.

Drawn To Comics
Hours: 10AM – 2PM
Glendale, AZ
Details: “Join us again as we co-host the 2023 Free Comic Book Day Festival at the Velma Teague Branch Library located directly across the street from Drawn To Comics! There will be artists, authors, games, crafts, cosplayers, LARPers and of course Free Comics!” Click the hyperlink to see all the guests appearing.

Fantasy Comics
Hours: 10AM – 6PM
Tucson, AZ
Details: “Tim Champion and Michael MoxieKid Steimle will be hanging out at Fantasy Comics, sketching and selling stuff!”

Fantastic World Comics
Hours: 11AM
Scottsdale, AZ
Details: 1 free comic with no purchase necessary (per person), spend $5 get 3 comics (per person), spend $10, get 1 of each of the comics offered.

Gotham City Comics
Hours: 11AM -?
Mesa, AZ
Details: Garbage Pail Kids trading cards artist Smokin’ Joe will be on hand as well as trading card/comic artist Denae Frazier.

Greg’s Comics
Hours: 10AM – 5:30PM
Mesa, AZ
Details: 3 comics per person

Heroes and Villains Comics
Hours: 10AM – 7PM
Tucson, AZ
Details: “With more than 10,000 comics to give away, absolutely FREE, there will be something for everyone. Superhero, manga, action, comedy, and adventure books from several publishers, as well as preview books for this summer’s blockbuster event books from Marvel and DC.”

Justice Comics/Collectors Choice Comics
Hours: 11AM – 7PM
Tempe, AZ
Details: “

Chinh Potter: 11am-7pm
Albert Morales: 3-7pm

Chinh & Albert will be signing, sketching and taking commissions throughout the event! Or, get them to sign one of our many store exclusive covers including:

– I HATE FAIRYLAND (Issues #2 & #3)

Samurai Comics – Chandler
Hours: 10AM – 4PM
Chandler, AZ
Details: Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival will be presenting Free Comic Book Day with a handful of guests

Samurai Comics – Mesa
Hours: 10AM – 4PM
Mesa, AZ
Details: Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival will be presenting Free Comic Book Day with a handful of guests

Strange Adventures
Gilbert, AZ
Details: AZ Mini Con – Artists, music, raffles, vendors giveaways

Surprise Comics
Hours: 9AM –
Surprise, AZ
Details: Guest artists, giveaways, sales