Saturday, May 3, 2014

Free Comic Book Day 2014 is Today

National Free Comic Book Day Hits Comic Book Specialty Shops May 3rd

Over 4.6 million comics to be given away free to comic shop customers

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On May 3rd, over two thousand comic book shops across North America and around the world will share the magic of comic books with their communities when they give out over 4.6 million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day, which marks its thirteenth anniversary this year. Comic Book Specialty Retailers expect record breaking attendance and have been preparing their shops for this event for months.

    “Free Comic Book Day is a perfect occasion for fans to discover new types of comic books”

There’s literally a free comic book available for everyone’s taste, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, DC’s The New 52: Futures End, Archie, SpongeBob, Transformers vs GI Joe, Hello Kitty, The Simpsons and more to choose from!

Comic book publishing heavyweights Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the many sponsors who created 60 special titles for Free Comic Book Day 2014. The free books are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including:

    Action-Packed Super-Hero Stories
        DC’s The New 52: Futures End
        DC’s Teen Titans
    Stories Featuring Classic Characters
        Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck
        Buck Rogers
        The Smurfs
        The Tick
    Sci-Fi Adventures
        Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
        Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon
        Project Black Sky
    Stories for Kids
        Avata: The Last Airbender
        Hello Kitty
        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
        SpongeBob SquarePants

“Free Comic Book Day is a perfect occasion for fans to discover new types of comic books,” said FCBD spokesperson Jason Blanchard, “especially if they’re new to the wide variety of titles that are being published today. On May 3rd, we encourage new and current readers to use Free Comic Book Day as an opportunity to learn about the great comic books and pop-culture merchandise to be found at their local comic book shop. Hopefully, they’ll walk away with free comics they can't wait to read, and then keep coming back to their local shop for more!”

Along with free comics, many comic book shops will feature events during the day including creator signings, appearances of favorite super-heroes or cosplayers and great deals on exclusives and sale items.

Customers can check out the full list of all 60 titles on the Free Comic Book Day website,, and use the FCBD Store Locator to find a participating comic book shop in their area

Legendary comic creator Stan Lee promotes Free Comic Book Day in a special video message to comic fans,

Reading Activist, actor, producer, director and host of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton encourages people to participate in Free Comic Book Day in a special video message.

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its thirteenth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!

© 2014 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and Free Comic Book Day, Inc. All rights reserved.

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