2014 Participating Businesses

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 This year we're changing up the Scavenger Hunt so be prepared to work for it and be sure to check back here for additional details! There are ways to earn extra comics at Jetpack as well.  BE SURE TO BRING UMBRELLAS & RAIN COATS!
1) - Get the scavenger card at Jetpack Comics on Saturday May 3rd at 10 am (limit one card per family)!  Don't want to wait? It will be available for download the week before Free Comic Book Day but again, it is one card per family. The card allows you to visit locations all over town for Free Comic Books.
 2) - Visit all the businesses and get your card signed or stamped.  To allow everyone the chance for Free Comics we're asking everyone to take 1 comic per family from the participating locations!
 3) - VISIT THE CONVENTION HALL FOR FREE COMICS. At the convention hall you can visit the Monster Comics Booth to get more free comics & participate in their comic book swap meet as well as visit Lee & Mike's Toys & Comics for their freebies.. 
 4) - VISIT THE CREATORS  in the hall for a freebie, while supplies last.  Guests with free comics are listed in the small press and guest section.  TURN IN YOUR SCAVENGER HUNT CARD at the Jetpack Booth or at Jetpack Comics!
 5) - FCBD after Party! - Join us at THE GARAGE for the FCBD after party.  Music by Earth 603's STU DIAZ & his band, The Soggy PoBoys as well as other local bands.


Download the Scavenger Hunt Map  To download the scavenger map,  right cick and choose "save as" 



Like Free Comics? Visit These Guys

Many of this years businesses have comic books that you can't get at any other location. You can't even get them at Jetpack Comics. Make sure you visit these guys right off and be extra special nice to them to make sure you get their exclusive book. Don't like what they have to offer? No worries. They even have some additional choices, if you say the magic word!

Participating Businesses

Jetpack Comics


Stop by and get your scavenger hunt map at Jetpack then visit all the businesses & hall.  Finally, make Jetpack you last stop so you can be sure you pick up any of the FCBD comic books you were looking for that you did not find elsewhere!

Located at 37 North Main Str in Rochester, this is place to get your Free Comic Book Day map and all kinds of goodies!  Play our silly games and you can get even more stuff!

1) - Carry your JETPACK reusable sack & get..... 3 more FREE COMICS

2) - Carry your FCBD reusable sack & get.....3 more FREE COMICS

3) - Wear your JETPACK t-shirt & get.....3 more FREE COMICS

4) - Wear a costume ...3 more FREE COMICS

5) - Wear a Walking Dead or Zombie costume and get the ULTRA limited edition Sherriff Grimes Free Comic Book Day Patch. Supply is limited!  

6) - Want to skip the line?

a) You can pay $10 at the back door and step right in.  The rest of the rules above apply.  Cash only gang!

b) Make a $5 purchase in store and you'll get a fast pass in Jetpack!  You'll still have to wait in line to get into Jetpack and it's only good to speed you through Jetpack!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FREEBIES are per family so that everyone can enjoy FCBD.



Directly across from Jetpack Comics (& under new ownership) you will find Rochester's favorite pizza & sub shop! Eat in, pick up, or have them deliver!  44 North Main St Rochester, NH 03867 - (603) 948-1020

Cocheco Equipment


Rochester's small equipment sales and service business.  At 17 Signal Street in Rochester, they can service the equipment you have or get you started with something new!  A short walk from the Knights of Columbus hall. 17 Signal Street (603) 335-1597

Join them for lunch and help support the Rochester Main Street Program!



Dos Amigos Burritos are committed to bringing our friends a great Mexican meal. Using the freshest ingredients to create a variety of tantalizing menu items, Dos Amigos has something for everyone at a price for anyone. So stop in today and get your Daily Dos!  15 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867

(603) 948-1052

Happy Pappy's Country Store


Located just off the map (literally but it's not too far) Happy Pappy's is an eclectic mix of fun, food and more fun.  Visit their website and find out about all the things they offer.  Rental space for crafters is reasonably priced with a 1 month free special.  363 Portland Street in Rochester NH Phone 603-343-7644

Happy Pappy's will also be hosting the Neville Company Medieval Group for the day.  Stop by and see what fun they have for you!

THE GARAGE Restaurant & Pub


Not only one of Rochester's favorite places for craft beer, great food and wonderful music, but it's also the location for the FCBD after party. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to attend the after party featuring the local band The Soggy Po Boys (featuring Stu from Earth 603 podcast!).  78 Wakefield Street, Rochester, New Hampshire | 603-332-0107

The Publick House


 One of Rochester's newest restaurants and bars and one of our favorite places to hang.  45 North Main Street. Zip: 03867. Phone: (603) 948-1082

The Sticker Station


Need an inspection sticker or an oil change?  Well these comic book loving guys are the place for you! Be sure to let Caleb know that he is your favorite.   20 Summer St Rochester, NH 03867. (603) 948-1028.

Union Street Antiques


Union Street Antiques & Collectibles is a new, 8,000 square foot group shop located in the heart of Downtown Rochester, NH.  With air conditioning and plenty of parking, it’s the perfect place to pick up that next great find!  As a group shop, Union Street Antiques & Collectibles offers items from a number of different vendors and dealers, with items as varied as they are.  Whether you’re looking for antique furniture, fine china, 1950s decor, or sports paraphernalia, you can find it here.  19 Union St Rochester, NH 03867 - (603) 332-0202

At Peace Body Arts


 If you can dream it, we can achieve it—from nostril piercings to custom-shaped industrials, At Peace Body Arts offers it all. Learn more about the brands of body ...
 63 Hanson St, Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 617-4685


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A fun store filled with vintage & recent video games, pop-culture and fun, Collectique has everything you're looking for! Visit them at 48 North Main Street, or call 603-339-3204

Fat Tony's Italian Grill


Rochester's PREMIERE authentic Italian Restaurant.  Make your reservation now and see for yourself! - 61 N Main St Rochester, NH 03867 - (603) 335-7020

First United Methodist Church - Located right next to Tri City Bicycles.

NOTE - Only open from 10 - 2
Only open until 2 pm!  Be sure to shop their yard sales while you stop by.  34 South Main St (603) 332-4170



Stop in for Hula Hoop lessons, face painting, and of course, a free comic book!!  Located right next to the new and improved Lilac City Grille.
"Comforts that Feed the Soul". WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Laurel Mae's Cottage is owned by Sheri & Jack McSheehy.
Address: 107 N Main St, Rochester, NH 03867  Phone:(603) 948-1100


One of the Lilac City's favorite restaurants.  The fabulous staff at Lilac City Grille in Rochester, NH, is unmatched in the restaurant industry. The longevity and commitment to the company that the employees exhibit is something very rare. They are proud to be an establishment that not only has the best staff out there making our customers happy, but that are genuinely happy themselves. Their kitchen itself is one of a kind. 

103 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

(603) 332-3984 


Project Pride


The objective of the Project PRIDE program is to provide student-centered, individual, and competency-based instruction to out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 21.  33 Hanson St  Rochester, NH 03867  (603) 335-1177


Rochester's newest & hippest store is waiting for you to stop by!  Located across from Jetpack at 50L North Main Street, these are the guys that will shake up Rochester this year!!

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Studley's Flower Gardens


Studley’s Flower Garden has delighted its customers with fresh flowers and garden services from its downtown Rochester, New Hampshire, location for more than 80 years. Founded in 1928, the business has grown to include a full range of floral design services, an extensive selection of annual and perennial garden plants plus landscaping and irrigation services. Today, Studley’s continues to offer personalized service and customized solutions for every flower and garden lover’s needs and interests.  Located at 82 Wakefield Street! P 603-332-4565 F 603-330-3317 TollFree 1-800-356-4383

The Portable Pantry


Cafe, Bakery, Catering & More.  Breakfast starts at 7:30 and we are open until 2:30 from Monday thru Friday, and til 4 on Saturday. And there's free Wi-FI to keep you connected- 12 Hanson St.   Rochester, NH.  (603) 948-2035

The Rochester Public Library


How could our beautiful library not be giving away Free Reading Material for the Day!  Be sure to sign up for your library card and visit the Children's Room with the family.  65 S Main St  Rochester, NH 03867  (603) 332-1428

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHS.  Please note that there will be several film crews and photographers on hand at the Free Comic Book Day Festival.  Attending the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival is your tacit permission to film you and or your family without express written permission.  Images may be used in movie, TV, or still photographs for publicity and promotional purposes..

BACK ALLEY DEAL We welcome everyone to enter Jetpack Comics' rear (Union Street Parking Lot) entrance for a fee of $10 per person if they wish to skip the line at the store's front entrance. The Jetpack Back Alley deal will start between 9:15 & 9:30.

WEATHER ALERT Current weather predictions call for rain, so bring an umbrella, a rain coat, slickers and a waterproof bag. All of the lines (for comics, guests, vendor hall, etc) will start outside - be prepared.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HOURS 10 - 4 but join us at the FCBD after party at the Garage at the Governor's Inn.

All guests, vendors, businesses and people in general are subject to personal and professional commitments.  Appearances and times may change at any time.  No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway. Creators may elect to limit signing quanitites at any time.  Please be reasonable and respect their time. 

Special Needs and Requests.  The Free Comic Book Day Festival is an easy to access event with most locations being wheel-chair accessible and all locations being open to assist with any special needs or requests.  A variety of locations, including Jetpack Comics and the Event Hall, have options to purchase premium access and passes, which move you to the front of the line or give you premium participation.  If you choose to participate at the standard level there will be staff on hand to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.  Thank you very much for joining us for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

Parents & Guardians must approve all comic books given out on FCBD.  If you chose not to enter the premises of any establishment, to view the comic book(s), then you have given approval for your child to take whatever they want.  Comic books may contain violence, adult situations and mature themes.  We highly recommend you take the time review what your child may be viewing. All guests are subject to professional commitments and are subject to change at any time. No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway.