It’s baaaaack! Free Comic Book Day will be back for its 14th year on May 2, 2015! Participating comic book stores across the States, Canada, and all over the world will be taking part in what promises to be an even bigger and better celebration than ever before, thanks to the new infusion of comic book readers and pop-culture fans (thanks, Marvel, DC, and Lego movies!) out there.
According to Deborah Moreland, the FCBD spokesperson, Free Comic Book Day Selection Committee of retailers picked 50 comic books they believed fans of all ages would find entertaining and enjoy reading for the first time. Anyone who goes into a comic shop on FCBD will be able to choose from a variety of titles containing new and classic stories and iconic characters from publishers DC Comics, Marvel, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, and other major and independent publishers.
Participating comic shops will pass out comics for free on May 2nd, and host community events such as costume contests, sketches by guest artists, comic-creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters and other community-building activities throughout the day. One of the WhatchaReading group’s homes away from home – Royal Collectibles – managed to convince Spidey to make an appearance last year, so who knows what’ll happen this year?
“Free Comic Book Day is the biggest and most anticipated event of the year for all comic book enthusiasts. It’s the perfect opportunity for new and devoted comic book, entertainment and pop-culture fans to get great comics for free, while participating in fun comic shop events,” said Free Comic Book Day Spokesperson Deborah Moreland. “Comic book shops see FCBD as a great way to show off their stores and help novice and veteran fans find stories they will love that not only entertain but enrich their lives. It’s also a great excuse for people to let their inner “geek” out while having fun meeting like-minded people and exploring their local comic shop.”
The Gold Sponsor comic books will be announced December 11th and the Silver Sponsor comics will be announced December 17th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-eight Silver Sponsor comic books can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 24th, 2014.
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their comic 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!