It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s FREE Comic Book Day! And, this year, they’re celebrating 20 years of the annual giveaway.
Free Comic Book Day is the biggest event in the comic book industry — a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their shop.
The annual event usually takes place on the first Saturday in May. However, this year, the plans changed (thanks to you know what) and it’s been rescheduled for Aug. 14.
It’s the perfect opportunity for young ones to ignite a love for comic books or for true collectors to celebrate their lifelong passion and add to their growing collection.
Major publishers, such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics, along with a slew of independent publishers, put out FREE comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops that participate in the colorful and action-packed day.
Many shops also offer other activities or promos to coincide with NFCD.
To find participating shops in your area, click here.