Supporting Literacy & Rewarding Kids
Free Comics for A's
We believe strongly that literacy is an essential skill that needs to be nurtured at a young age.
Every year at report card time we do our part to support literacy with our Comics for A's program.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be running the report card program in 2020.
Stay tuned for updates as we receive further guidance from local health officials and the provincial government.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this work?
During the promotion, bring your report card into your local Big B Comics. Once here our staff will show you the large selection of comics you have to choose from.
What’s the catch?
There really isn’t one! We just want to encourage kids to work hard at school and learn to love reading. We think comics are a perfect gateway.
Do kindergarten report cards count?
Absolutely! We don’t let a little thing like not having a letter or percentage grade stop us from giving away comics to these hardworking kids.
I don’t have any A’s on my report card, can I still get anything?
If you didn't get any A's, don't sweat! At the end of the school year in June we also reward kids who improve in any subject a full grade. So if you turn a C from February into a B in June you will get a free comic. We will also always give at least one free comic to every child who comes through with a report card.
Do A minuses and percentages count?
Of course! An A- is still an A and anything above 80% is considered an A
When does this offer begin?
Free Comics for A's resumes when reports cards go home in June, 2020.
How long does the program run?
We run the program twice a year, from February til the end of March Break and again from June to July 31st.
I’m in university or college, does it still count for me?
No, sorry. The program applies to students from JK to grade 12.
What’s the maximum number of free comics I can get?
That really depends on the report card, but generally there are 7-9 subjects on a report card. Because we give away a comic for every subject in which a student receives an A, you are only limited by the number of subjects you have.