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.
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.
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 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.
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/
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 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 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!
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, 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.
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."