Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that takes place on the first saturday of May. Participating comic shops (which is the vast majority) give away a set grouping of comic books absolutely free. There is no catch. Whether you’ve been reading comics since you were in diapers, or you’ve never picked one up in your life, I urge you to head on down to your local shop and read some comics. These books are specially produced by each publisher, specifically for FCBD. They are written and illustrated by some of the best in the business. Check out a word from Hugh Jackman below. READ MORE
Valiant announces a brand new line of One Dollar Debuts, re-presenting the sold-out #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe. These will land in shops just in time for Free Comic Book Day and the one-year anniversary of Valiant’s rebirth.
These offer the perfect chance to jump aboard all five of Valiant’s best-selling series. Each One Dollar Debut edition contains the first epic chapter of a new hero’s introduction to the Valiant Universe. READ MORE
Marvel announces their big Infinity crossover event, coming from Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, will kick off on Free Comic Book Day 2013. The crossover wil pair together the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, and Spider-Man to take on the deadly Thanos. Look for the seeds to be planted for the series beginning as early as this month. READ MORE
North American Free Comic Book Day on May the 4th this year, but France is laying it down with two FCBDs this year on the 5th and 6th of April. Some of the biggest French comics publishers are giving away over a hundred thousand comics across France. Publishers include: Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Dupuis, Fluide Glacial, Grand Angle, Jungle and Le Lombard. READ MORE
This coming Saturday, May 5th, will be the eleventh annual Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) world wide. What exactly is Free Comic Book Day? All of the major comic book publishers release brand new books, specifically for FCBD. There’s absolutely no catch. The comics range from horror stories, to tales of your favorite superheroes, to sci-fi adventures. If you’ve ever thought about diving into the wonderful world of comics, this is your chance. The books provide perfect jumping on points to currently running series, and are written and illustrated by some of the best in the comics today. On top of the of free swag, most shops also have big sales on regular comics. Below you can check out the full list of free comics that will be available this Saturday, the official press release, and a promo video. Google your local comic book shop and make sure to get there early, the lines tend to get crazy. It’s free, FREE, so you have no excuse! READ MORE
We’ve been following Kaitlín R. Kiernan’s highly anticipated new series Alabater: Wolves quite extensively here on BD, and we must say that we are quite stoked about this new book. Lucky for you, Dark Horse announced that a mini Alabaster story will be included as part Free Comic Book Day in an effort to hype the series even more. Look for both Star Wars/Serenity and Buffy/The Guild which will both feature part of the Alabaster: Shelter mini story on May 5th! Check out our interview with Kaitlin right here. Read on for the skinny…
It’s about that time of year when all the publishers begin to announce their major releases for that wonderful day in May, Free Comic Book Day. Avatar has announced that Lady Death: The Beginning will be one of those books, and, it’s a full 40-pager that serves as the first chapter of Lady Death Vol. 1. Sure, it’s six months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t per-emptively get stoked.
That’s right readers, that magical time is almost upon us when, for the one and only time in our year, we can walk into our favorite local shop and grab copious amounts of FREE comics without getting tackled on the way out and riding home in an awkward silence in a police cruiser! Okay, perhaps that is a BIT dramatic. However, this Saturday readers will be able to check out some of their favorite characters for FREE, and if you make the jump you can check out one such book courtesy of Top Cow with a 6 page preview of “THE DARKNESS 2: CONFESSION”. Read on for the skinny…
As Free Comic Book Day 2011 is already shaping up to be the largest year in the annual event’s 10 year history, some of the industires biggest names are throwing their names into the ring, and one such company is Top Cow Comics and their long running series “THE DARKNESS”. This week the publisher announced that they will be giving away an all new prequel issue of the series that will directly coincide with the newest installment in the video game franchise (“THE DARKNESS II”) on the holiday, and inside you can check out the official press release as well as get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
Today is finally the day, the day that only comes once a year, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Go to pretty much any comic book store today and pick up some free comics from many different publishers(such as the awesome Aliens vs. Predator below.) Also some stores will have signings from comic creators and contests. Bring a friend or family to get in on the fun and maybe get them into comics while you’re at it! What did you end up getting?
Many people don’t know that every year, the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day. On that day over 2 million comics are given away for free. Publishers across the board give out many different types of comics to get people interested in the medium. If you are considering getting back into comics or getting into for the first time, I suggest going next Saturday to this and testing the waters yourself..FOR FREE! Click here to check out all the free comics!