Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

This year is the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, opens a new window (FCBD)! Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the comic book industry comes together to give away free comics. For 2022, FCBD happens on Saturday, May 7, and features an amazing selection of comic book and graphic novel titles where you can find your favorite characters or discover some new ones.

We are proud to join in and offer a selection of free comic books (while supplies last). Take a look at the comics for all ages, and the ones written for teens that we plan to offer at our libraries!

Want to get more hands-on and create your mini-comic book? Grab a piece of paper, some scissors and something to write with, and check out this video:

Access eComics Anytime

New this year, in partnership with the Peninsula Library System, opens a new window, San Mateo County Libraries’ OverDrive collection now includes All Access Comics.

Use your library card to explore digital comic books for kids, like Lumberjanes, Investigators, Big Nate, Garfield, Baby-sitters Club, Wings of Fire and many more with our free online resources! Log into Libby/Overdrive, opens a new window or Hoopla, opens a new window with your library card and search our excellent collection of Juvenile Graphic Novels. These free apps also have comics for teens and adults from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics and many other publishers, in addition to eBooks, eAudiobooks and more!

What are your favorite comics? 

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