Image Comics' Free Comic Book Day Title, Fire Power, Won't Wait

Free Comic Book Day was meant to be the first Saturday in May and would have included the Image Comics title Fire Power #1 from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Black Widow/Captain America artist Chris Samnee. That was meant to come out just after the original graphic novel, Fire Power: The Prelude at […]

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The Free Comic Book Day That Wasn't – But Was A Bit

Today would have been Free Comic Book Day. But it isn't. Nevertheless, some comic book shops have been doing their best to pretend that it is, even as they are shut down or locked in. Here are a few examples. Famous Faces & Funnies of Mest Melbourne, Florida is running a massive 26-hour fast comic sale/auction […]

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Brett Booth and Scott Lobdell's New Instagram Comic, A Hero Forged

We mentioned that this was coming, and so it has. A new comic book series by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth launching for free on Instagram. It's called A Hero Forged and the first issue went up on the Quarancomics channel in time for what would have been Free Comic Book Day. Featuring a muscular […]


What Would Have Been Free Comic Book Day – Daily LITG, 2nd May 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Today would have been Free Comic Book Day, but that has been postponed until the autumn. A number of comic stores were also meant to open […]

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Mark Waid Gives Free Comic Book Day Back to Collector's Paradise

A couple of days ago, Bleeding Cool profiled the Collector's Paradise chain store in California, and its plans for a Stay Away Comic Book Day to replace Free Comic Book Day. As well as a plan to allow people to pick up their comic books from one of the store's neighbouring pizza parlour, which was […]


Kickstarter Launches Free Comics Anthology For What Was FCBD

Earlier this year, Kickstarter announced they had been working on the premier crowdfunding service's very own comic book anthology, to be published by Kickstarter itself. The Worlds of Kickstarter Comics was intended to debut at this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival, but unfortunately that event has become one of many cancelled due to the coronavirus. […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2020 in the Fall – and Diamond Doing Back Issues?

Diamond CEO and owner Steve Geppi has been appearing on the Comic Book News with Dan Shahin YouTube channel with a number of prominent comic book retailers. With much of the comics industry visiting to watch and chip in questions, as to the state of the comic book industry, its history and what should be […]

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Famous Faces & Funnies Replaces FCBD With 26-Hour Facebook Auction

Last week, Bleeding Cool ran a piece on Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop's 24 Hour Live Auction on Facebook. Turns out, Rick Shea of Famous Faces & Funnies, also of Florida, takes the credit for getting Aaron started on these and have just celebrated their second anniversary of doing Facebook Live auctions. Since they […]


Scott Lobdell is Creating a Free Comic Book Day For The World

Scott Lobdell is a comic book and movie writer. He created the Happy Death Day movie franchise, wrote many of the X-Men comic books current being raked over by Jonathan Hickman, wrote the Flash Forward series and the current Red Hood: Outlaw comic for DC. Shutdown with the rest of us, he is also having […]

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A Few Thousand Free Comics Right Now and Where to Find Them

We have no Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May this year, due to obvious reasons. However, with comic stores on lockdown, the appeal of getting comics, especially free ones, is on the up. Which is why a few distributors, publishers and creators are willing to oblige. The hashtag #meetthewebcomic is promoting […]

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The UK Comic Store That Got US Comics This Week – And FCBD Too

Limited Edition Comix is an English comic book store in Stevenage that does things a little differently. Rather than relying on Diamond UK for weekly orders, Richard Emms engages in a little grey market subdistribution from stores in the USA. They are not the only store to do such, Forbidden Planet managed to get all […]

Free Comic Book Day is 'Full Steam Ahead' For 2020, Despite Coronavirus

Free Comic Book Day is 'Full Steam Ahead' For 2020, Despite Coronavirus Fears

Every first Saturday of May, the comic book industry hosts Free Comic Book Day, when comic book publishers and comic book retailers conspire to give away millions of comic books, to readers new and old. Some containing samples of upcoming or published work, some original works to tease and tantalise and help sales of ongoing […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Replacing Free Comic Book Day

Comic Store In Your Future – Replacing Free Comic Book Day

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. One of the many things I have learned in the years of owning Rodman Comics is plan ahead. Don't just react, be proactive. In this business there are many things a comic store/game store owner cannot control. I just […]


Why Does Steve Trevor Remember the New 52 Wonder Woman, Not the Rebirth One?

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are returning to the events of Event Leviathan in Leviathan Dawn this week. The preview includes a scene in which the captured Steve Trevor thinks about Wonder Woman. But rather than think of the current canon version of Wonder Woman from Rebirth by Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and Nicola […]

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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 […]

Why Doesn't Black Cat Get Top Billing... or Any Billing... in Marvel's FCBD Spider-Man/Venom?

Black Cat Swings Into Spider-Man/Venom Free Comic Book Day Issue

Marvel has revealed the covers to its Free Comic Book Titles, one for the X-Men and one for Spider-Man/Venom. We've already talked about what the X-Men one can tell us, but what about the other? Well, the biggest news seems to be that despite being called Spider-Man/Venom, this book really stars a trio: Spider-Man, Venom, […]