Diamond: 4.65 million comics ordered for Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Tweet This year’s Diamond Retailer Summit just wrapped up in Vegas and although we couldn’t be there, retailers have been socialing pictures and what not and I’ll have a round up on the news in a bit. Diamond also released some figures on Free Comic Book Day and it was a rousing success again: • […]

Escape Pod Comics celebrates FCBD this SUNDAY with Gownley, Reeder, Montclare

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Tweet Escape Pod Comics in Huntington Long Island is closed on Sturday6s, so you’ll get a second bite at the FCBD apple on Sunday at their store. And the first 10 people to buy a copy of this print by Riley Schmitz get a bonus drawing. DETAILS: Free Comic book day, the national event in […]

In India they are celebrating Free Comic Book Weekend with free downloads

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Tweet I thought this announcement of global comic book love was worth it’s very own post. This is the second time this event has been held, sponsored by the Comic Con India. And instead of going to stores, you download free comics from various Indian publishers. Sounds like a great way to experience some new […]

Free Comic Book Day Events From Coast to Coast

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Please note this is not a comprehensive listing of Free Comic Book Events –it’s just info that people sent me. To find an event near you, go here. But it is indicative of some of the amazing things happening tomorrow, from an Eastman/Laird joint appearance to just about every other creator under the sun. It won’t be boring. And the comics are awesome.

PLEASE check out this massive Free Comic Book Day Directory

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It’s the biggest comics book day of the year. Wondering where to go for Free Comic Book Day? Wonder no more!

Trevor at How to Love Comics has done all the hard work and put together a Free Comic Book Day Directory with over 250 entries. Will someone buy him a big steak dinner? Or give him some comic books? He deserves it.

Cover Parade: Diamond Gold Sponsor Books for 2014 Free Comic Book Day

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TweetIt’s a rite of Spring. Every May people race to the comics shop for the annual comic book holiday—Free Comics Book Day. In 2014, the free comcis are set loose on Saturday, May 3rd, and Diamond has just released information on the Gold Level Sponsor books, including the debut of DC’s Futures Past, and a […]

Marvel Announce Rocket Raccoon Issue for Free Comic Book Day

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TweetFree Comic Book Day 14 will see two Marvel titles released, CBR have reported today. Alongside the previously announced Brian Michael Bendis/Nick Bradshaw story featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Venom will be ROCKET RACCOON, by Joe Caramagna and Adam Archer.

Summer of Valiant is Gathering Steam

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Tweet This week Valiant are spring-boarding off their Free Comic Book Day offerings to announce “Summer of Valiant” previews of upcoming titles. Their first announcement was that QUANTUM AND WOODY would be coming back starting in July, their first super hero team to grace the Valiant charge into their highly regarded and fan favorite lines […]

Bizarro Free Comic Book Day crime spree

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TweetFree Comic Book Day on Saturday was an immensely successful event which saw hundreds of signings, thousands of comics given away and untold happy faces on people getting their free comic books. It was great. So, of course, we’re going to report on the two news-of-the-weird crimes that took place during the event. In Portland, […]

Hugh Jackman promotes Free Comic Book Day Again in new video

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A new PSA with mutton-chopped yet still somehow dreamy Hugh Jackman urging us to check out free comics. Much better than last time in 2009, where an outdoor Hugh seemed to have been caught as he was about to go behind a bush to take a whiz. This one has lighting and sound and everything.

Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day Issue is INFINITY by Hickman and Cheung

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TweetFree Comic Book Day is coming up, and Marvel have today revealed what their release is going to be – Infinity, by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung. This looks like a prelude to the oft-rumoured cosmic event Marvel will be running in Autumn (why have just one event a year?). However, strangely enough there’s no […]

Free Comic Book Day Silver Sponsors unveiled

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TweetThe Silver level sponsors for 2013′s Free Comic Book Day have been revealed and it’s an eclectic mix, as usual. The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee is pleased to announce the complete list of Gold and Silver Sponsors and their comic books available for FCBD 2013, which will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013. […]

2012 Free Comic Book Day t-shirt features Jim Lee art

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Following in the footsteps of Sergio Aragones and Darwyn Cooke, Jim Lee will provide the art for next year’s commemorative Free Comic Book Day t-shirt, with an homage to the JLA and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. The shirt will be on sale in comic shops on April 11, in advance of Free Comic Book Day on May 5, but can be preordered via the January Previews.

Full lineup of 2012 Free Comic Book Day books announced

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We already gave you the Gold Sponsor books, but here’s the entire Free Comic Book Day 2012 lineup, including everything from kids books to Gilbert Hernandez. More information on all titles available at the FCBD site.

Free Comic Book Day 2012 Gold Sponsor titles announced

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Here’s what you’ll be getting gratis next May 5th — you’ll note it’s a mostly family friendly line-up of tested characters — and Marvel is, not surprisingly, sending out am Avengers book and DC is sticking with The New 52.

Free Comic Book Day 2011 by the numbers: $1.5 million in publicity

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Free Comic Book Day founder Joe Field looks back on this year’s event (no permalinks) with some numbers: