Grab a free comic book!

It's almost free comic book day! See who in the Hudson Valley is celebrating.

Since 2002, independent comic book stores throughout North America (and around the world) have been participating in Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday in May. Many of your favorite comic book shops throughout the Hudson Valley are celebrating with free comics, book signings and even special guest appearances from favorite comics such as Batman, Spiderman, Ghostbusters and many more! Grab a friend, or bring the family and participate in the fun. We have rounded up 6 places to score free comics, deep discounts, meet comic characters in person and enjoy Free Comic Book Day 2015.

May the Force be with you.

Dragon’s Den- 100 Free comic books to the first 100 people plus, deep discounts, buy 1 get 1 free and special appearances from Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers, The Ghostbusters, Spider-Man and many others throughout the day! Poughkeepsie. 

Lagrange Library- The library is showcasing graphic novel artists from the area with a unique art show on Free Comic Book Day and giving away free comics from 11-2. Poughkeepsie.

 [Related: Encouraging your teen to read]

Tivoli Library- The library has partnered with Alterniverse Comics in Hyde Park to give away free comics while supplies last. Plus, wear a geeky costume and win a prize! Tivoli.

October Country Comics- In addition to the 2015 comic features, October Country Comics is giving away books, magazines, videos and more of their own on Saturday. There will also be 2015 Free Comic Book Day tee shirts for sale and a huge discount at the dungeon sale! New Paltz.

Main Street Comics- Join the party this Saturday with costumed characters, free comics and much more! Middletown

For the true geeky grown-ups, grab a sitter and head over to Copperfields Pub for a night of mingling, drinks and friends old and new at the Orange County NY Geek- Out! From 6-9pm. Must RSVP. Montgomery.

[Related: The best kid friendly bookstores in the Hudson Valley]

For more information on Free Comic Book Day visit

And here are five great tips to remember on Free Comic Book Day from Bonfire Agency on Facebook.

Other articles by Pam Perry

  • 10 Hudson Valley Campgrounds

    Spend some time with your family in the great outdoors this summer

    Camping is a great way to unplug and spend quality time together before the hectic routines of school begin again. If adventuring out into the wilderness isn't quite your thing you can still bring the campsite lifestyle home. read more »
  • Indoor spots for teens to play

    Older kids need to have some play time too

    Teens need places to go that aren't lame and won't bore them to tears. We have the best in the Valley listed just for you. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Winter Farm Markets

    The very best in local, fresh produce and more

    If you're missing the summer farm markets, have no fear. You can still get fresh produce, eggs, and meat. Plus, you will find pastries, homemade products, jams, jellies, honey, cider, and lots more. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Sweet Shops

    Top places to grab a sweet treat, birthday cake and more

    Need a birthday cake? A sweet cookie reward for a great report card? Or just a break to indulge in a sweet treat? Find out where the favorite bakeries and candy shops are in the Hudson Valley. read more »
  • Best places to bowl in the Hudson Valley

    Take the family and have a ball

    Bowling is one of America's favorite, family-friendly past times. read more »
  • Top Hudson Valley Dog Parks

    A roundup of our favorite parks for our fur-babies

    Our human children aren't the only ones who enjoy the great outdoors, open grassy fields and a playdate with friends. Take your pooch to one of these great local dog parks for an afternoon playdate read more »
  • Favorite Hudson Valley Playgrounds

    Our favorite playgrounds with a checklist for parents on playground safety

    The Hudson Valley provides some of the most beautiful, fun and safe playgrounds for your children. Some of them are hidden gems, and we want to share them with you! Also, check out our playground safety check list. read more »
  • Hudson Valley coffee shops you need to visit ASAP

    Drool worthy treats and a great cup of joe

    The Hudson Valley is brimming with eclectic, upscale, casual and family-friendly destinations in every crevice of the Valley. Here we have listed some many of our readers' favorites in Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange Counties. read more »
  • Best of children's consignment stores

    Local consignment shops...a great alternative

    Looking for good deals? Consignment shops may be the way to go. read more »
  • Best of pick your own peaches in the Hudson Valley

    A county by county list of places to pick peaches!

    We've put together a list of places for your family to go pick juicy peaches! Get ready to make peach jam, salsa, chutney, and cobbler. read more »