Celebrate National Comic Book Day with sales, specials and more
While many comic book lovers celebrate Free Comic Book Day (August 14 this year) or the recently adopted Batman Day on September 18 more often, there is another reason to honor art, artists and artists. works. National Comic Book Day is held on September 25 each year.
“If that’s a reason people come to a comic book store, you better think I totally agree,” said Josh Dinkins, owner of Acme Superstore in Longwood.
Mark the occasion by reading a comic book, visiting a comic book store, or checking out these deals in central Florida.
Enjoy an appearance by artist Sam de la Rosa, who worked for Marvel and DC Comics, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 25 at Acme Superstore in honor of National Comic Book Day.
If you are going to: 10 am-8pm Sep 25; 905 E. State Road 434 in Longwood; 407-331-0433; acme-superstore.com
BAMF Comics & Coffeehouse
BAMF Comics & Coffeehouse, Central Florida’s first and only comic book and coffee shop, creates specialty coffee drinks inspired by pop culture, comics, and movies. So it makes sense that they have free comics and coffee specials on September 25.
The store will feature Dark Knight Mocha Coffee with triple loyalty points, a day-only caffeine-free option called Poison Ivy, and by-the-hour barista promotions.
“There’s nothing better than reading a comic book and sipping a well-made latte,” BAMF owner Candice Falkner-Craig said in an email.
Normally, the store hosts classes on weekends, but in honor of the holidays, these activities will be suspended to keep tables open for people to enjoy the comics together.
If you are going to: 11 am-7pm Sep 25; 500 E. Horatio Ave. in Maitland; 321-316-4296; facebook.com/bamfcomicstore
Caritas Comics will close in October, but before that, the store will hold its last sales event on September 25 in honor of National Comic Book Day.
“We were hoping to be a place where children could come and experience the comics, parents could come to remember their childhood toys and share the moment with their children,” owner Anthony Pierno-Main said in an email. “We wanted to have a store where local artists could share and sell their work. In short, we wanted to be part of the community.
The Kissimmee Boutique “Discount Big” on every item, including the comics; Marvel and DC Comics figures; Funko Pops; science fiction and action collectibles; and handicrafts made by local artists. Customers who arrive in cosplay will receive an additional 10% discount on their purchase.
“We may even have some surprises and gifts in the store for customers as a final farewell,” Pierno-Main said.
If you are going to: 1 pm-7pm Sep 25; 3833 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee; 407-818-8108; caritascomics.com
Gods & Monsters
Gods & Monsters will be promoting National Comic Book Day on social media, where customers can stay tuned for more details on sales during the holidays.
If you are going to: 11 am-11.50pm Sep 25; 5241 International Drive in Orlando; 407-270-6273; godmonsters.com
The Collective: a community of comics and games
Along with the remaining comics from Free Comic Book Day and Batman Day, The Collective: A Comic & Game Community will be distributing these freebies on September 25.
If you are going to: 10 am-8pm Sep 25; 520 WSR-436, Suite 1172, in Altamonte Springs; 407-637-2843; thecollectivecomics.com
West Orange Comics & Video Games
The festivities at West Orange Comics and Video Games will include free comics and interactions with local artists.
If you are going to: 12 pm-7pm Sep 25; 1575 Maguire Road, # 108, in Ocoee; 407-741-3195; westorangecomicsandvideogames.com
Other places to visit
Not all of the Central Florida comic book stores had concrete plans for September 25, but the holidays are still a great opportunity to support these local businesses. Here are a few more to patronize.
Comics Coliseum: 4672 Millenia Plaza Way in Orlando (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 25, 407 363-7676); 4303 East Colonial Drive in Orlando (10 am-8pm Sep 25, 407-228-1210); 2511 Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee (10 am-9pm Sept 25, 407-870-5322); 1730 E. Autoroute 50 in Clermont (10 am-8pm Sept 25, 352-432-9209); 1517 Bartow Road in Lakeland (10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sep 25, 863-686-1350); parceumofcomics.com
Comic Center: 11 am-7pm Sep 25; 1425 WP Ball Blvd. in Sanford; 407-321-5111; comic-central.com
Epic Comics: 11 am-7pm Sep 25; 570 N. Alafaya Trail, suite 106, in Orlando; 407-730-3742; epiccomicsonline.com
Comics and collectibles from the world of KRUM: 11 am-4pm Sep 25; 13750 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 290, in Winter Garden; 407-614-1881; krumscomics.com
Comics of the living dead: 11 am-7pm Sep 25; 3227 Curry Ford Road in Orlando; 407-896-3323; facebook.com/LivingDeadComics