Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

Every year, comic book shops across America host Free Comic Book Day, an event that is almost chilling in its simplicity: Walk into a comics shop, walk out with a comic book.

A couple dozen special comics are published just for this giveaway, from Archie, Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Nancy to Love and Rockets, Star Wars and Wolverine. You can read more at

4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga draws hundreds of fans to its event, with a line out the door and more activity in the parking lot.

Here’s the addresses of all the local stores participating. With Claremont’s Comic Bookie out of business, it’s an even shorter list than usual:

* FUNNY BUSINESS, 896 N. Garey, Pomona, (909) 868-1974

* 4 COLOR FANTASIES, 7172 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 563-8751

* J P M COMICS & GAMES, 1000 E. Route 66 Suite G, Glendora, (626) 857-0718

* COMIC MADNESS, 12345 Mountain Ave. #J, Chino, (909) 590-5949

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  • John Bredehoft

    I thought there was a comic book store in downtown Upland. Does that store no longer exist? Or are they just not participating in the promotion?

    [Hasn’t existed in probably eight or 10 years. — DA]

  • Dwain Kaiserd

    Take a look at Love and Rockets, it was one of my favorite comics for years.


  • Kristeen Ramirez

    There is also a fantastic comic book and sportscard shop in Norco that has been there for almost 20 years. The address is 2395 Hamner Ave. (the corner of Hamner and Second Street). Phone number (951) 736-8552.

  • Will Plunkett

    Hard to believe that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is 25 years old. If you were born that year, you may now rent a car, or run for the House of Representatives.

    I went to the 4 Color Fantasies shop; they do a good job of making it kid-friendly and a community-involved event. Even hired “Wolverine” for pictures. Nice!

  • Ronald Scott

    Thats a video of Saturday’s festivities at Four Color.