Free Comic Book Day – The Quick and Dirty How-to Guide

6 May , 2011,
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It's Free Comic Book Day tomorrow!

It’s Free Comic Book Day tomorrow, and if you haven’t planned your comic crime spree yet, here’s a quick and dirty guide to having a swagtastic time.

1. Books Kinokuniya (Takashimaya Shopping Center, #03-10/15). ETA: 10 am

For a start, head down to Books Kinokuniya at Takashimaya, which is participating in Free Comic Book Day for the first time. It opens its doors from 10 am, and members get to pick up their trove of comic goodness if they flash their cards. There’s also a 20% storewide discount, just for members.

The 501st Legion Singapore Garrison will also be making an appearance for a photo-op in the late afternoon, so if you’re a Star Wars geek, don’t forget to bring along a camera and lightsabers!

2. Harris Planerds (313@Somerset, #04-25/28), ETA: 10.30 am

If you don’t have a Kino Card, you can always hop over to Harris Planerds, just down the street at 313@Somerset. Free Comic Book Day is also the official launch of this brand new geek store, so in addition to loads of freebies, there’s also some fun to be had.

You can also pick up a Planerds membership with a minimum $20 purchase, and if you’re dressed to kill as a comic book, manga or pop culture character, you get a 20% discount. Local comic artists will also be at the launch, where there will be a meet-and-greet, and signing session. The launch is really a two-day affair too, so if you didn’t get enough on Free Comic Book Day, you could always hit it again on the 8th.

3. G&B Comics (Blk 1 Rochor Center #02-500, Singapore City, Singapore 180001), ETA: 1 pm

And of course, who can forget G&B Comics? G&B opens its doors from 1 pm, giving you ample opportunity to stalk and shop in Orchard before heading down to their premises in Rochor. In addition to a Dollar-for=Dollar (USD to SGD) promo on TPBs storewide, members can also count on getting exclusive t-shirts (while stocks last), and an appearance by comic book giant Gary Erskine. How cool is that?

And that’s that.

Free Comic Book Day is still hours away, and I’m excited already. Here’s to a great day tomorrow, folks.