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The annual celebration of pop culture is back and it’s our biggest event ever as we celebrate 30 years of Paradox Comics-N-Cards!

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Legendary comic creator Chris Claremont In-Person!

Meet Chris in the shop all day Saturday May 6 PLUS you’ll have the opportunity to take part in exclusive VIP events throughout the weekend! Chris will be signing comics on Free Comic Book Day & tickets for the signature line as well as VIP events will go on sale March 1st!

Chris Claremont writes both comics and prose. His initial unbroken 17-year run on Marvel Comics The Uncanny X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. The story arc “Dark Phoenix,” with its radical treatment of the story’s central character, paved the way for the reinterpretation of superhero mythos throughout the comics industry. His work is lauded for its anti-prejudice themes, and groundbreaking inclusion of minorities as heroes. He is the creator of such iconic characters as Gambit, Mystique, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue.

Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, Chris has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman, and The Fantastic Four. He is especially proud of his creator-owned work, with includes The Black Dragon and Marada, the She-Wolf (art by John Bolton) . He is the author of nine novels, with more on the way.

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Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2023

First time comic readers, super-hero movie / TV fans, and longtime collectors, FCBD is for everyone. You and your family choose from nearly  50 different titles from the industry's top publishers. FCBD is the biggest event in the comic book industry—a single day when Paradox Comics and specialty comics retailers across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! Founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love, the annual event offers a huge selection of free titles designed to appeal to a broad range of age levels and their tastes.

Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics, along with a slew of independent publishers, put out free comics for fans to enjoy. The diverse range of titles available each year proves that there’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales.

Here’s a sample of just a few of this year’s titles:

What to expect
at FCBD!

You know about Chris Claremont and all the free comics, but that’s still only part of what we have planned! We’re working on sales, entertainment, promotions, and an extra-special giveaway to attendees!! We’ll update our social media regularly, but please bookmark this page as your ultimate guide to FCBD 2023!

Back Issue
Warehouse Sale!

More than 250 long boxes of comics with over 75,000 books!

All Warehouse Sale books $.50c a piece!

Plus browse our main stock of nearly 150 long boxes & wall displays featuring over 50,000 books priced & organized & discounted for the big day!

30 Years of paradox

Paradox Comics turns 30 this year and that couldn’t have happened without literally thousands of supporters from staff to volunteers, business and charity partners, and especially the generations of customers who have chosen us for 3 decades and counting. Our goal is to celebrate all of those incredible people with this unforgettable opportunity. We hope you’ll plan to join us to meet Chris Claremont, choose great free comics from the best publishers today, check out our back issue warehouse sale, and so much more.