Free Comic Book Day to Now Be Free Comic Book Nine Weeks

Free Comic Book Day 2020 was to have taken place the first week of May. Then the global pandemic hit and naturally the idea of crowds of people turning up as a scrum to grab free comic books was not going to fly. Some publishers such as Image and Marvel have stated that they will be releasing their free comic book titles on certain data – but now that has been extended to all of the books, and spread out across nine weeks rather than one weekend. And on Wednesdays as well, beginning on Wednesday, July 15h and concluding with Wednesday, September 9th. Welcome to Free Comic Book Summer.

Retailers will receive five to six Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments during each week of the promotional window. Release of these titles may vary from shop to shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may release one free title a day, make all of that week's free titles available at once, or any other plan that works for them. Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and consumers can get the most out the event.

Forty-five of the planned fifty-plus titles will be available. We will look into those that are Missing In Action.

Free Comic Book Day to Now Be Free Comic Book Nine Weeks

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 15

BOOM! Studios | POWER RANGERS: RANGER SLAYER

IDW Publishing | MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC

Marvel Comics | X-MEN

Chapterhouse Publishing | CAPTAIN CANUCK BEYOND AND CAPTAIN BATTLE

Papercutz | ASTERIX

Yen Press| THE WEIRN BOOKS

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 22

Valiant Entertainment | VALIANT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

AfterShock Comics | DARK ARK: INSTINCT

Drawn & Quarterly | MANHWA: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN COMICS

Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM

Titan Comics | HORIZON ZERO DAWN #0

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 29

Archie Comics | ARCHIE BLUE RIBBON PRESENTS

Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS/ MINECRAFT

DC Comics | BATMAN OVERDRIVE/ BATMAN: ONCE UPON A CRIME

Dynamite Entertainment | THE BOYS #1

Golden Apple Books | RICHARD FAIRGRAY'S MONSTER SHOWCASE

RH Graphic | STEPPING STONES/ MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 5

Artists, Writers & Artisans | THE RESISTANCE

BOOM! Studios | LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER

New England Comics | THE TICK

Penguin Workshop | ZOO PATROL SQUAD: KINGDOM CAPER

TOKYOPOP | BIBI & MIYU/ THE FOX & THE LITTLE TANUKI

Image Comics | INVINCIBLE #1

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 12

Dark Horse Comics | NORSE MYTHOLOGY/ CRITICAL ROLE

Albatross Funnybooks | HILLBILLY: THE LIZARD OF RUSTY CREEK CAVE

Drawn & Quarterly | LITTLE LULU: NO BOYS ALLOWED

Oni Press | SUPER MERCADO MIX TAPE

Titan Comics | BLADE RUNNER 2019

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 19

Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: TAKE THE PLUNGE SNEAK PEEK

Fantagraphics Books | DISNEY MASTERS: DONALD DUCK

Papercutz | THE LOUD HOUSE FCBD 2020 SPECIAL

UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER #100: RYU VS. CHUN-LI

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | CBLDF & BOOM! DEFEND COMICS

Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING – FCBD 2020

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 26

Random House Children's Books | ONLY A MATTER OF SPACE TIME

Graphix | DONUT THE DESTROYER

Rebellion | BEST OF 2000 AD ISSUE #0

Vault Comics | BRANDON SANDERSON'S DARK ONE #1

IDW Publishing | USAGI YOJIMBO

COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 2

Ten Speed Press | JACK KIRBY: THE EPIC LIFE OF THE KING OF COMICS

Graphix | OWLY: THE WAY HOME

Insight Comics | MEAN GIRLS: SENIOR YEAR

VIZ Media | NARUTO/ SAMURAI 8

Benitez Productions | LADY MECHANIKA

COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 9

VIZ Media | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS / SPLATOON: SQUID KIDS COMEDY SHOW

Humanoids | ENTER THE INCAL

Kodansha Comics| SUE AND TAI-CHAN PREVIEW

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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