Here Are Our Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day | The Mary SueSometimes the stars and the calendars align to give us the holiest of geek holidays, like some sort of nerd eclipse. What a time to be alive! Free Comic Book Day started in , as promotional effort to bring fans back into their local comic book stores. With 51 free issues dropping today, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are some of our top picks for FCBD
March To Free Comic Book Day Giveaway Official Rules
Shops will be giving away a free comic book to anyone who comes in. Check your local shop for their participating and rules. Some of the available options may include these titles , but will availability depends on individual store supply. Click here for other participating comic book shops. Select libraries have participated in past years as well. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Free Comic Book Day , taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day started in and is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. In , retailer Joe Field was writing columns for an industry magazine, and saw how successful feature films based on comic book franchises were providing the comic book industry with a positive cultural and financial turnaround from the speculator bust of the late s,  Field proposed Free Comic Book Day in one of his columns, and received positive reaction to it. Then- Image Comics publisher Jim Valentino suggested having the first Free Comic Book Day on the same weekend as the opening of the Spider-Man feature film, in order to take advantage of the film's heavy promotion and related press about the comic book medium,   and thus the first event was held May 4, , one day after the film's opening. In its first six years, more than retailers in more than 30 countries gave away more than 12 million Free Comic Book Day special edition comic books. The success of the promotion rests with each participating retailer. Most participants agree that Free Comic Book Day has been part of a healthier comics market and growing comic book sales over the last several years.
Free Comic Book Day is the perfect chance to take awesome pictures of the biggest event in the comic book industry! FCBD Selfies! How To Enter: 1. The winners will be randomly selected and announced Wednesday May 6th. For official contest rules, see below.