Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day Generates Record Attendance

Free Comic Book Day Generates Record Attendance, Coverage
An estimated 1.2 million people attended Free Comic Book Day in 2013

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (May 28, 2013) - The first Saturday in May 2013 was a busy day for participating comic shops all over the world, as retailers gave away a record-breaking 4.6 million comics in almost 2,000 different locations during Free Comic Book Day. An estimated 1.2 million comic fans flocked to their local comic shops to take in the festivities. Customers lined up in front of their favorite stores the day before to make sure they were one of the first to get the 52 free comics offered by 40 publishers this year.

Photos show Collectors Corner in Baltimore, MD, and are by Pete Redel Photography.

Dark Horse FCBD Comics Available Through Dark Horse Digital

DARK HORSE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS AVAILABLE THROUGH DARK HORSE DIGITAL!

MAY 6, 2013, MILWAUKIE, OR - If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!

Both Mass Effect/Killjoys/R.I.P.D. and Star Wars/Captain Midnight/Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available for free download through Dark Horse Digital starting today.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Google Play and Apple Store apps.

Hugh Jackman Promotes Free Comic Book Day

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine - Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (May 2, 2013) - Hugh Jackman, the star of the upcoming blockbuster film, The Wolverine, recorded a video to promote the 12th annual Free Comic Book Day, set for Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Free Comic Book Day is an International event where the entire comic book industry works together to raise awareness of comics and local comic book shops. Almost 2,000 comic shops all over the world will give away over 4.6 million comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day to new and returning customers just for coming to their shops.

WizKids/NECA Announce Free Iron Man HeroClix Figure for Free Comic Book Day

WizKids/NECA Announces 2013 Free Comic Book Day Figure: Free Iron Man HeroClix Figure with HeroClix Online Code

May 2013 - WizKids/NECA have announced the 2013 Free Comic Book Day figure - Marvel's Iron Man.

Coinciding with the much-anticipated Marvel's Iron Man 3, in theaters May 3rd, the physical Iron Man FCBD promo figure will hit shelves of local hobby shops May 4, and will be available while supplies last.

Each figure comes with a character card and free code to unlock its digital counterpart in HeroClix Online.

More details available at the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Thomas Jane Promotes Free Comic Book Day

Thomas Jane

March 20, 2013 - Diamond Comics has sent along this video clip of actor Thomas Jane in support of Free Comic Book Day. (Mr. Jane is sporting a youngish Clancy Brown look here, and we heartily approve of the effort.)

This year's Free Comic Book Day will be May 4th. http://www.freecomicbookday.com

The video was shot at Secret Headquarters in Silver Lake, CA. http://thesecretheadquarters.com/

Thomas Jane's RAW Entertainment

May 4: Free Comic Book Day

Over 4.6 million comic books ordered for Free Comic Book Day

Comic book specialty retailers worldwide expect record attendance for the May 4th, 2013 Event

BALTIMORE, MD - (March 6, 2013) - Comic book specialty retailers worldwide expect record attendance at this year's Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) and have also pushed their ordering to record levels - with over 4.6 million free comic books to be available the day of the event, May 4th, 2013.

Almost 2,000 retail accounts have signed up this year as participating stores for Free Comic Book Day - also a record number of participating stores - and expectations are high.

"FCBD is the day after the opening of the Marvel's Iron Man 3 film, and thousands of comic book shops across North America and around the world will look to share the magic of comic books with their communities," said FCBD spokesperson, Leslie Bowser. "It's really a wonderful time for comic shops as they are clearly energized from a full year of strong sales and will look to continue that positive trend going forward in 2013."

Dark Horse Free Comic Book Day Comics Available for Free Download

DARK HORSE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FOR LIMITED TIME!

MAY 7, 2012, MILWAUKIE, OR - If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!

dark horse free comic book day

Both Star Wars/Serenity and Buffy/The Guild will be available for free download on Dark Horse Digital starting today and running through the end of May.

dark horse free comic book day

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android (beta) and iOS apps.

Dark Horse Announces Free Comic Book Day Signings

dark horse free comic book day

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SIGNINGS

May 4, MILWAUKIE, OR - In support of Free Comic Book Day, Dark Horse is pleased to announce signings on Saturday, May 5, in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Portland!

Felicia Day (writer of The Guild), the cast of The Guild, and Andrew Chambliss (writer of Buffy) will be signing for Buffy/The Guild at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Zack Whedon (writer of Star Wars/Serenity) and Georges Jeanty (artist for Buffy) will be signing at Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

May 5: Free Comic Book Day

 Free Comic Book Day

National Free Comic Book Day Hits Saturday, May 5th;
Over 3.5 million comics to be given away free to comic shop customers

NEW YORK - May 2, 2012 - On May 5th, 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 3.5 million comic books - free of charge - during Free Comic Book Day, which marks its eleventh anniversary this year.

There's literally a free comic book available for everyone's taste, including such favorites as The Avengers, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers... there's even a comic book on Animal Planet's The World's Most Dangerous Animals.

Wizkids, NECA Reveal 2012 Free Comic Book Day Figure

WIZKIDS, NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES ASSOCIATION REVEAL 2012 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FIGURE

Hillside, N.J. - April 24, 2012 - Wizkids and National Entertainment Collectibles Association (N.E.C.A.) today revealed the 2012 Free Comic Book Day figure to be distributed at no cost to collectors, enthusiasts and fans at comic shops nationally on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 5th. The physical figure, Thor, comes from the Marvel's The Avengers HeroClix collection and will also contain a code for its digital counterpart.

thor heroclix

This year marks Wizkids' fourth year participating in Free Comic Book Day, offering comic book shops around the country a free Super Hero figurine to distribute to shop-goers.

"Comics are a big part of what we do at Wizkids," said Jerome Gonyeau, marketing and community manager at Wizkids. "Supporting the event and providing a special item for the community in appreciation of the art is something we'll continue to do."

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