Graham Crackers Comics

16030 S. Lincoln Hwy.
Plainfield, IL 60586

Phone Number
(815) 254-3410
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Past Events

$2/$1 Newer Comic Sale
Feb. 9, 2018 to Feb. 11, 2018

$2 newer comics on Friday and Saturday.

$1 newer comics on Sunday.

Winter Sale!
Nov. 17, 2017 to Nov. 19, 2017

50% off back issues.

25% off nearly everything else.

Pre-Sale November 16th @ 7pm at the Lakeview & Naperville locations!

Halloween ComicFest 2017
Oct. 28, 2017

Join us for free comic books!

Summer Sale
June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017

50%-Off Back Issues!

25%-Off Everything Else!

September Mourning Signing
June 14, 2017

September Mourning‏ appears at Graham Crackers Comics for an acoustic performance and to sign their eponymous comic book on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Free Comic Book Day 2017
May 6, 2017

Everyone gets 3 free comics from a special selection, or 6 if you show up in costume!

Buy 2, Get 1 Sale!
March 20, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Buy any two graphic novels, trade paperbacks, or hardcovers & get a third FREE!

$2/$1 Comics Sale
Feb. 10, 2017 to Feb. 12, 2017

Newer comics are only $2 Friday/Saturday, and just $1 Sunday!

Winter Sale
Nov. 18, 2016 to Nov. 20, 2016

Pre-Sale 7pm - 9pm, November 17th at our Naperville and Lakeview locations.

Your shell of flesh and bound is bound to this Earth, but comics can transport your mind and spirit to other realms, and this weekend, your mind & spirit travel at a discount.

Save 50% off back issues!

Save 25% on nearly everything else!

24-Hour Comics Day
Oct. 1, 2016

Join like-minded artists for 24-Hour Comics Day. Stay up for an entire day and strive to finish 24 comic pages in 24 hours. Bring your own supplies and lunch, but no fees are provided and drinks and snacks will be provided.

Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

Come and push yourself to the limit

Graphic Novel Sale
Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept. 11, 2016

1+1 rarely equals 3, but in this case, it does. Be careful though; making a poor decision now could have repercussions. These books will be on your bookshelf forever. All your friends and family will see them in your library. Your children will forever question your taste.

Graphic Novel Book Club
July 30, 2016


For mature readers who take their sequential art seriously, the Graham Crackers Comics Graphic Novel Book Club is for you! Join us for in-depth conversations about the things that float your boat, comics, graphic novels, pop culture, the big ideas that shape us and the small moments that define us. A graphic novel is a story told with words and pictures; as such, each one is a story to be explored, examined, pulled apart and put back together. Let's dive in and see what's out there!

This month the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel by Brian K Vaughn and Marcos Martin, THE PRIVATE EYE.

Super Summer Sale!
June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016

Save 50% on back issues!

Save 25% on nearly everything else!

Free Comic Book Day
May 7, 2016



Everyone who visits our stores gets 3 free comics from a special selection of FCBD comics, no strings attached. If you show up in costume (actual costumes here, people, your worn-out Batman logo shirt doesn't cut it) you can take home 6 comics. Or, if you don't like dressing up, you can also grab 6 comics if you let us put an awesome READ MORE COMICS frame on your license plate.


All day long (during business hours), May 7th, at all 10 Graham Crackers Comics locations! You can also place orders on for FCBD while supplies last. Online Orders that have more than 3 FCBD comics, or are placed on any day other than May 7th, will be cancelled.


Nope, Free Comic Book Day is totally free. That said, we do have lots of cool stuff here for sale if you're so inclined ;)


Appreciation for comics. Clothes (on your body). All your friends and family. Mode of transport from where you are to where we are. Basic respect for the humans on the other side of the counter, working hard to make FCBD happen.

Graphic Novel Sale
March 28, 2016 to April 4, 2016

But any 2 graphic novels, get a third free!

In-Store Convention Kick-Off
March 5, 2016

Witness a one-of-a-kind experience from the comfort of your local Graham Crackers store! Saturday, March 5th, at 11AM, join us in-store for a broadcast of the In-Store Convention Kick-Off, featuring:

Guests: Featured guests include comic creators Marguerite Bennett, Tyler Crook, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mike Deodato, Dan DiDio, Nathan Fillion, Matt Fraction, PJ Haarsma, Christopher Hastings, Matt Hawkins, Sam Humphries, Dan Jurgens, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Hope Larson, Jim Lee, Ryan North, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Parker, Matt Parkinson, Rick Remender, Stjepan Sejic, Beau Smith, Randy Stradley, Alan Tudyk, James Tynion IV, Brittney Williams, Skottie Young and Jim Zub!

Publisher Panels: Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Top Cow Studios, Diamond Select Toys, CBLDF, and Zenescope!

Newer Comics Sale
Feb. 12, 2016 to Feb. 14, 2016

Friday and Saturday, all newer comics for $2.00.

Sunday, all newer comics for $1.00.

Fall Sale
Nov. 20, 2015 to Nov. 22, 2015

Save 50% on back issues & 25% on almost everything else!

24 Hours Comics Day
Oct. 3, 2015

Participate in this NATIONAL event at


Edgewater (Chicago) & Plainfield (suburbs)

Create your own 24 page comic book in 24 hours.

We host the space staying open all night long as well as food/snacks to keep you going.

You bring the creativity as you find out if you can successfully create a full 24 page comic in just 24 hours!

Summer Sale
June 19, 2015 to June 21, 2015





Free Comic Book Day
May 2, 2015

Stop by and pick up 3 FREE COMIC BOOKS from our gigantic selection of FREE COMICS BOOKS - many of which you won't find elsewhere - including an exclusive DC COMICS edition that you'll only find at Graham Crackers Comics!

Graphic Novel Sale
March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015


Monday March 23rd through Sunday March 29th, buy any two graphic novels, trade paperbacks, or hardcovers and get a third for FREE! Free item must be equal/lesser value than the least expensive item purchased.

Sale doesn't include that week's New Releases, any item placed on hold for any reason, and does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons.

In-Store Convention Kick-Off
March 7, 2015

Guest: Jonathan Luna


It's a COMIC CONVENTION in a store!

- Meet JONATHAN LUNA from 3pm to 4pm @GCComics LOOP

- Participate in a MTG Charity Draft Tournamet @GCComics DeKALB starting at 7pm

0 We'll be announcing starting times for each publishers presentation next week!

You'll also be able see/watch it all @GCComics Naperville & Plainfield (as well as Chicago and DeKalb).

Newer Comics Sale
Feb. 13, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2015

Our most popular sale returns! Stop by any of our locations during the sale and get NEWER COMICS for $2 Friday/Saturday, and $1 Sunday! Catch up on series you've been meaning to try but never did!!

Fall Sale
Nov. 21, 2014 to Nov. 23, 2014

50% off back issues.

25% off most everything else!

24-Hour Comics Day
Oct. 4, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014

Create your own 24 page comic book in 24 hours.

We host the space staying open all night long as well as food/snacks to keep you going.

You bring the creativity as you find out if you can successfully create a full 24 page comic in just 24 hours!

space is limited so reserve yours today!

Did I mention it's FREE?!

This years sponsors have REALLY gone to town!

With FREE LUNCH donations for both locations (so far) - as well as DINNER provided at the Plainfield location - free COMICS & PRODUCT - special RAFFLE prizes - Art Supplies, free markers and more!

Ladies Night
Oct. 1, 2014

This coming Wednesday is LADIES NIGHT at the Chicago LOOP and PLAINFIELD location.

1st Wednesday of the month!

Starts at 6pm

Batman Day
July 23, 2014

Stop by any Graham Crackers Comics location on Wednesday July 23rd buy any BATMAN product (new comic book, old comic book, pin, t-shirt, magnet, whatever) and we'll give you a FREE COPY of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (1st appearance of Batman) featuring a re-telling of the classic tale by author Brad Meltzer and artist Chip Kidd!

Supplies are limited so come by early!

Free Comic Book Day
May 3, 2014

Stop by any and ALL Graham Crackers Comics locations and pick up 3 FREE COMICS at each store!

(get up to 30 FREE COMICS in 1 day)

Mark your CALENDAR!

It's our BUSIEST DAY of the year with good reason!


Mark your calendar/phone for - MAY 3rd, 2014!

Free Graphic Novel...
March 24, 2014 to March 30, 2014

... when you buy two.

Stop by any of our stores to buy two graphic novels, and walk away with a third for FREE!

2-2-1 Sale
Feb. 7, 2014 to Feb. 9, 2014

3 Days Only!

Get newer comics for only $2 on Friday, $2 on Saturday and $1 on Sunday!

Black Friday Sale
Nov. 29, 2013

NEWER COMICS just $2.00 each!

Now's your 1 day chance to catch up on books. Try new titles. Grab the past 6 months worth of Green Arrow, Avengers, Hawkeye, Detective, whatver!

Even a TON of the special DC 3-D covers will be priced at only $2 bucks for this

Newer Comics are the comics on the walls under the DC, MARVEL, INDEPENDENT banners, as well as periodicals on the All Ages shelves. Sale does NOT apply to comics on hold/special orders/subscription. Even variants priced under $10 bucks apply in this sale. Get some scarce stuff for two bucks!

Half-Off Back Issue Sale (25% Off Almost Everything Else)
Nov. 22, 2013 to Nov. 24, 2013

The big fall sale!

Save 50% off back issues and 25% off almost everything else, including graphic novels, trades, supplies, gaming, shirts, posters, figures, glasses, and more!

Visit Naperville or Lakeview Thursday night, November 21st for the pre-sale!

Buy Two Newer Comics, Get One Free!
Oct. 11, 2013 to Oct. 13, 2013

It's sale time, again!

All this weekend, October 11th through 13th, stop by any Graham Crackers locations for B2GO madness!

Buy any two newer comics, and get a third for free! No limits! Some restrictions! Catch up on whatever series you've been eyeballing but couldn't quite justify, because we're justifying it for you!

24 Hour Comics FDay
Oct. 5, 2013

first Saturday in October

participate in this NATIONAL event



Edgewater (Chicago) 773-561-5010 &
Plainfield 815-254-3410 (suburbs)

Create your own 24 page comic book in 24 hours.

We host the space staying open all night long as well as food/snacks to keep you going.

Graham Crackers Comics Summer Sale
June 14, 2013 to June 16, 2013

JUNE 14th - 16th

Take 50% off Back Issues, and 25% off almost everything else in the store, including Graphic Novels, Supplies, Toys, Gaming, and more!

Put down that razor or gun, and take down your noose, life is worth living again! The Graham Crackers Summer Sale, that oasis in the sun-blasted desert of life, is almost here!

Sale does not include any of that week's new release items, club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Sale discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details. In-store only.

Man of Steel Day!
June 12, 2013

While supplies last, stop by your local Graham Crackers Comics, Wednesday, June 12th for Man of Steel Day, and take home a
FREE All-Star Superman #1, pictured above!

Plus, take 25% off almost any Superman product you buy that day! Shirts, Back Issues, Trades, Hardcovers, almost all Superman items!

Also, new on June 12th is the first issue of the new Superman series, Superman Unchained, by comics superstars Scott Snyder (writer of Batman, American Vampire) and Jim Lee (artist of Justice League, Batman:Hush, and others too numerous to name!)!

Discount does not apply to any of that week's new release items (Superman Unchained is a new release that week), club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details. In-store only.

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

Come get your FREE comics!

Everyone who walks into one of our 9 locations will get 4 FREE comics!!!

Some stores will have costumed vigilantes, candy, heroclix, stickers, and more!

If you have never experienced the carnival-like experience of Free Comic Book Day, what are you waiting for??

Also, if you can't make it to one of our stores, jump online and just pay for shipping!

Always the FIRST Saturday in May!

Graphic Novel Sale
March 11, 2013 to March 18, 2013

Buy one, get the second at 50% off!

Pick up those books you've been wanting at a deep 50% off discount!

SALE runs for 8 solid days so you don't even have to make a special trip in to get what you want!

Cosplay Around Town
Feb. 20, 2013

Calling all costumed crusaders: come hang out at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for a night of cosplay and games! Stop by the Loop, Plainfield, Downers Grove or Lakeview store to participate in mini-games and contests to win C2E2 prizes and of course, stock up on the newest comics.


Coolest Cosplay
C2E2 Coloring Challenge
And more!
See you then!

Newer Comics In-Store Sale
Feb. 8, 2013 to Feb. 10, 2013

Start digging through those couch cushions - all you need is a buck or two to catch up on your favorite series at all 9 Graham Crackers Comics locations!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY newer comics are only $2 and SUNDAY they drop down to $1!!

It's our MOST POPULAR SALE of the year - come help thin out our RACKS and get some amazing deals at the same time!

Winter Sale
Nov. 16, 2012 to Nov. 18, 2012

NOVEMBER 16th - 18th

(should we still be calling it the "winter" sale when it happens before Thanksgiving?)

That Friday through Saturday save 50% off Back Issues, and 25% off Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, Shirts, Supplies, Posters, Toys, Gaming, Statues, and Magazines!

Back issues are comics from the boxes labeled "Back Issues." Sale does not include any of that week's new release items, club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Sale discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details.

24 Hour Comic Book Day
Oct. 20, 2012 to Oct. 21, 2012

Create your own 24 page comic book in 24 hours!

We host the space, staying open all night long as well as providing food and/or snacks to keep you going! Channel your creativity and find out if you can successfully create a full 24 page comic in just 24 hours!

Space is free, but limited, so reserve yours today!

30th Anniversary Sale
Aug. 7, 2012

The sale that only comes around once every thirty years! We are celebrating our 30th ANNIVERSARY this year by setting aside one day, Tuesday, August 7th, to offer a 30% DISCOUNT* ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

Back issues, graphic novels, new comics, card games, posters, shirts, comic supplies, card supplies, art supplies, magazines, action figures, toys, statues, belt buckles, games, trading cards - you name it, it's on SALE!

*Discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Discount does not apply to items placed on hold or subscription/club items.

Graham Crackers Comics Race for Reading 2012!
June 29, 2012

Hey Gang! It’s that time again! The Race For Reading is on again for 2012. After their successful mission of visiting all 9 of the Graham Crackers locations in one day, Doc and his crew are back again this year! But this time they are playing for bigger stakes and we’re changing the rules on them!

Last year, we made it simple for them. The crew had to visit all 9 of our locations in the course of one business day. They had to have their Graham Crackers Passports (which can be found in our store newsletter) stamped at each store. They had to spend at least 5 minutes at each store and they had to report their progress at our Twitter account. Last year, they managed the impossible and pulled it off. Their reward was (4) $25.00 gift card which the boys were gracious enough to split up into (10) $10 gift cards that they handed out to kids who had shown up to see them accomplish this incredible feat of precision driving technique and time management.

After intense negotiations, the new rules and rewards were set. The price is still a $25 gift card for each member of the crew who completes the race with a completed passport. The crew still must spend a time frame of at least 5 minutes at each location. But then everything changes…

New Rule #1 – The crew cannot take the same route they took last year. Obviously, that route works so they can’t use it!

New Rule #2 – Not only will the crew have to report their progress on Twitter but Doc will be interviewing employees and customers at each store. Questions will be, of course, of a comic nature.

New Rule #3 – Doc will have a specific list of comics that he will be looking for. This list cannot be preplanned out or called ahead for. This list will be picked from his own personal want list. His goal will be to find as many of these books as possible. Now, with all these new rules comes new benefits…

Prior to the race, 100 raffle tickets will be sold at all 9 store locations for $5. 100% of the money raised by these tickets will be donated to the Hero Initative, a charity that helps comic artists and writers. These raffle tickets will be gathered in a jar and given to the crew at their first stop. At various stops in the race, the crew will be pulling (4) raffles tickets. The holders of these tickets will win one of the $25 gift cards earned from visiting all 9 shops.

As the tickets are pulled, the winners will be announced in the crew’s Twitter reports. The winners do not have to be present at the end of the race but will have to provide proof (ID) that they are the winner. In the event that the crew is unable to complete the race, Graham Crackers Comics will still provide the gift cards for the winners of the raffle ticket drawing.

Since this is the Race For Reading, each Graham Crackers Comics will be donating a brand new graphic novel/ trade paperback when the crew visits their store. Each stores manager will pick a graphic novel they enjoy and would want others to read, but only a book that the Library does NOT already have in its selection. Then at the end of the race, the crew will donate the collected volumes to the local library for the enjoyment of all.

Feel free to join the crew at the Plainfield store on Friday, June 29th, 2012 for the start of the race, follow their path on Twitter @GCComics, and celebrate their victory at our Naperville store (If they make it!) Since it’s not a school night, bring the kids out to watch the end of the adventure. Free comic packs to children under 12.

Friday, June 29th, 2012 - 4 brave souls will attempt what "experts" have scoffed as impossible!

Summer Sale
June 8, 2012 to June 10, 2012

JUNE 8-10



Presale Thursday night at 7pm (June 7) at our Naperville and Lakeview stores. Get first shot at the best selection of back stock around!

Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2012

SATURDAY MAY 5th, 2012

@Graham Crackers Comics PLAINFIELD: Meet Man of God writer/publisher Craig Partin. 10 am - 1 pm

Stop by any and ALL Graham Crackers Comics locations and pick up 3 FREE COMICS at each store!

(get up to 30 FREE COMICS in 1 day)

Mark your CALENDAR!

Pick up a FREE GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS EXCLUSIVE COVER DC NEW 52 comic that you won't find anywhere else!

Avengers vs. X-Men Party
April 3, 2012

The AVENGERS vs. X-MEN event kicks off on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, but we'll have copies available EARLY on TUESDAY, APRIL 3 if you attend one of 9 AVENGERS vs. X-MEN parties.

Depending on the party you attend (X-MEN or AVENGERS) - you can pick up an EXCLUSIVE PARTY VARIANT featuring that team. We're holding parties for both teams, so you'll be able to choose whichever one you prefer!

TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd @ 8pm


Downers Grove
Chicago Loop
St. Charles

Meet Artist Gene Ha!
March 24, 2012

Help support the HERO INITIATIVE and join this year by pledging $29, you'll not only get an official HERO INITIATIVE MEMBERSHIP CARD, but a special meet & greet party with JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 artist GENE HA! Ay our PLAINFIELD location the week Justice League #7 is due out.

$99 gets you a SILVER membership, a free NEW AVENGERS 100 Project and 20% off all HERO INITIATIVE products!

5pm - 7:30pm

Black Friday
Nov. 25, 2011

What mystery sale will we be having on BLACK FRIDAY? We can't tell you now - but we can tell you that if you attend the sale the week before and return on Black Friday - you'll get a special deep discount larger than anyone else that shows up just for the Black Friday Sale!

Plan on attending both & save big!

Winter Sale: 50% Off Back Issues
Nov. 18, 2011 to Nov. 20, 2011

50% Off Back Issues.

$1 Newer Comics.

25% Off Graphic Novels, T-Shirts, Bags & Boards, Posters, Toys, Card Games, Statues, Magazines.

*Pre-Sale Thursday Night!

Graphic Novel Sale!
Oct. 3, 2011 to Oct. 10, 2011


Taking place at all 9 Graham Crackers Comics locations for 8 full days - you can mix & match Marvel, DC, independents - catch up on your favorite books!


(Free graphic novel must be of equal or lesser value - no products on hold or in subscription boxes can be used in the sale, nor any other discounts be used in conjunction.)

24 Hour Comics Day
Oct. 1, 2011 to Oct. 2, 2011

Join us at Graham Crackers Comics Edgewater (Chicago) & Plainfield for the 2011 24 HOUR COMIC DAY EVENT!

Create a 24 page comic book in 24 hours - stay overnight at 2 Graham Crackers where we supply the space, the encouragement, and the snacks to keep you going!

This national event happens but once a year and tests your skills and endurance as a potential comic book creator! All ages are welcome, a good time to be had by all - and you'll surprise yourself on how much you can accomplish when you put your mind to it!

Usually takes place on the first Saturday in October - actual dates to be announced - sign up at your local GCC to reserve a seat (it's free) today!

Chicago Comic-Con 2011
Aug. 11, 2011 to Aug. 14, 2011

Graham Crackers Comics has more booths than any other dealer at the show - and we pull out all the stops to bring you the biggest selection at the best CONVENTION SALE prices - make it a point to stop by and see what we hauled over this year!