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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 […]

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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 […]


Free Comic Book Day

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 […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Being Unique On Free Comic Book Day

Comic Store In Your Future – Being Unique On Free Comic Book Day

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Rich, in a previous article, brought up the cost to host Free Comic Book Day along with what I had written about us not having Free Comic Book Day this year. The bare minimum cost is $60 not counting freight. I never said the […]

It Only Costs $60 To Be a Free Comic Book Day Shop

It Only Costs $60 To Be a Free Comic Book Day Shop

Last week Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics outlined reasons as to why his store wouldn't be participating in Free Comic Book Day this year. But how much of a cost and commitment is it? Well, to be a listed participant and receive the publicity benefits that come with being a Free Comic Book Day store, […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Saying Goodby to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Comic Store In Your Future – Saying Goodbye to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2020 has just arrived. Our planning for 2020 has begun. After talking with customers about trying something new on Free Comic Book Day in May, we have not heard anything positive about Free Comic Book Day in itself. We are being told that they […]




Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Books FCBD

2020 FCBD Gold Books Revealed: Vin Diesel, Jack Kirby, X-Men, Legend of Zelda, More

Diamond has revealed the solicits for all of the Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Sponsor books, including an X-Men book from Marvel, Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee's new series that we want to stress is definitely not an Iron Fist book, Riverdale, Legend of Zelda, Critical Role, Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Power Rangers, Investi-Gators, […]

Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue - But Adds $5 Onto Price

Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue – and $5 Onto the Price

The Absolute Carnage trade paperback by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman was solicited as collecting Absolute Carnage #1-5 and at 176 pages, would cost $24.99. However, retailers have just been told by Marvel that it will now collect Absolute Carnage #1-5 and the Free Comic Book Day Venom/Spider-Man comic that set it up back in […]

The Saltiest of Digs at DC Comics From Marvel For Free Comic Book Day 2019

Free Comic Book Day is a time for a celebration of comic books, all they can do and all they can appeal to. There are comics for everyone, from everyone, in a spirit of freedom and creative prosperity that is hard to argue with. And, along the way, some sarcastic and pointed put-downs of everything […]

BC FCBD Roundup: Spawn #1 Comes Around Again

BC FCBD Roundup: Spawn #1 Comes Around Again

Comics fans from around the world are settling in to absorb all of the great titles they were able to pick up during Free Comic Book Day, with offerings from just about every comics publisher out there. Spawn #1 made the rounds again, with a splashy new cover from Francesco Mattina. It's kind of a […]

BC FCBD Roundup: Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Things is Monsters

BC FCBD Roundup: Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Things is Monsters

Today's Free Comic Book Day offerings were pretty diverse, with a lot of cool comic samplings from across the spectrum of genre, format, and style. One of the coolest books I was able to get my hands on was Our Favorite Thing is My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris. This is a unique, […]

BC FCBD Roundup: 'Punchline' Takes Flight in Origin Story

BC FCBD Roundup: 'Punchline' Takes Flight in Origin Story

Here we are, another frenzied Free Comic Book Day behind us… oh, wait! You missed it? Oh, wow. There were some really cool comics available, completely free. I'm afraid you've missed the free part, but I'm going to help you track down the cool comics you might have missed. Punchline is a pretty slick superhero […]