Free Comic Book Day Gets Traffic Lights For Age-Suitability

Free Comic Book Day is coming on Saturday, the 2nd of May. But comic book stores do like to know a little about what's coming – especially what titles are suitable for what audiences? Little Timmy and Tabitha may love to get their hands on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys, but their parents may not be as so keen. So this year, Free Comic Book Day is colour coding the suitability, Green, Amber and Red, Here's how the comics break down:

Free Comic Book Day

All Ages

  • Asterix Papercutz
  • Bibi & Miyu/ The Fox & the Little Tanuki Preview TOKYOPOP
  • CBLDF & BOOM! Defend Comics CBLDF
  • Disney Masters: Donald Duck Fantagraphics
  • Donut The Destroyer Graphix/Scholastic
  • Hillbilly: The Lizard of Rusty Creek Cave Albatross Funnybooks
  • InvestiGators: Take the Plunge Sneak Peek First Second Books
  • Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics Ten Speed Press
  • Little Lulu: No Boys Allowed Drawn & Quarterly
  • Lumberjanes: Farewell to Summer BOOM! Studios
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic IDW Publishing
  • Only a Matter of Space-Time Random House Children's Books
  • Owly: The Way Home Graphix/ Scholastic
  • Stepping Stone/ Max & the Midknights RH Graphic
  • Stranger Things/ Minecraft Dark Horse Comics
  • Sue and Tai-Chan Preview Kodansha Comics
  • Super Mercado Mix Tape Oni Press
  • The Loud House: FCBD 2020 Special Papercutz
  • The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Gemstone Publishing
  • The Richard Fairgray Monster Showcase Golden Apple Books
  • The Tick New England Comics
  • The Weirn Books Yen Press
  • Top Secret Silver Title DC Comics
  • Usagi Yojimbo IDW Publishing
  • Zoo Patrol Squad: Kingdom Caper Penguin Workshop


  • Archie Blue Ribbon Presents Archie Comics
  • Best of 2000 AD #0 Rebellion Comics
  • Brandon Sanderson's Dark One #1 Vault Comics
  • Captain Canuck Beyond and Captain Battle Chapterhouse Publishing
  • Dark Ark: Instinct AfterShock Comics
  • Enter the Incal Humanoids, Inc.
  • Fire Power #1 Image Comics
  • Invincible #1 Image Comics
  • Horizon Zero Dawn #0 Titan Comics
  • Lady Mechanika Benitez Productions
  • Mean Girls: Senior Year Insight Comics
  • Naruto/ Samurai 8 VIZ Media
  • Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer BOOM! Studios
  • Spider-Man/ Venom Marvel Comics
  • Street Fighter #100: Ryu vs. Chun-Li UDON Entertainment
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess/ Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show VIZ Media
  • The Resistance Artists, Writers & Artisans
  • Top Secret Gold Title DC Comics
  • Valiant 2020: The Year of Heroes Special Valiant Entertainment
  • X-Men Marvel Comics


  • Blade Runner 2019 Titan Comics
  • Critical Role/ Norse Mythology Dark Horse Comics
  • Manhwa: Contemporary Korean Comics Drawn & Quarterly
  • The Boys #1 Dynamite

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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