Free Comic Book Day 2017

May 6, 2017 | Blog post

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It’s #FreeComicBookDay again! The day where comic book shops and the companies that produce those artistic pieces of literature get together to spread the word about comic books. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 after Joe Field (a retailer and writer) suggested the event in an article from 2001. It picked up traction and the first was set to coincide with the release of the film Spider-Man (May 4, 2002). Every year since, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of May (regardless of whether it coincides with a movie release). Companies like Marvel, Titan, Boom! Studios, DC, and Dark Horse Comics are just a small list of those participating again this year.

The comic releases are broken up into Gold/Silver depending on your sponsorship level. Here’s a list of the comics that will be available for #FCBD:

Gold Comics:

  1. Betty & Veronica #1 – Archie Comics
  2. Bongo Comics Free-For-All – Bongo Comics
  3. BOOM! Studios Summer Blast – BOOM! Studios
  4. AVATAR/Briggs Land – Dark Horse
  5. Doctor Who – Titan
  6. I Hate Image – Image Comics (Mature Readers)
  7. Rick And Morty – ONI
  8. Secret Empire/Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man – Marvel
  9. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken – IDW
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – VIZ
  11. Wonder Woman #1 – DC Comics
  12. X-O Manowar Special – Valiant

Silver Comics:

  1. 2000 AD Special – Rebellion/2000 AD
  2. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy/The Defenders – Marvel
  3. Animal Jam – D.E.
  4. Attack on Titan – Kodanasha Comics
  5. Bad Machinery – ONI
  6. The Ballad of Franklin Bonisteel –  Z2 Comics
  7. Barbie – Papercutz
  8. Fresh Off The Boat Presents Legion of Dope-Itude Featuring Lazy Boy – BOOM! Studios
  9. Catalyst Prime: The Event – Lion Forge
  10. Captain Canuck – Chapterhouse
  11. Colorful Monsters – Drawn & Quarterly
  12. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The High School Years/Planets vs. Zombies – Dark Horse
  13. DC Super Hero Girls – DC Comics
  14. World’s Greatest Cartoonist – Fantagraphics (Mature)
  15. Time Shifters – Graphix
  16. Grimm Fairy Tales – Zenescope Entertainment
  17. Hostage/Poppies of Iraq –  Drawn & Quarterly
  18. Hilda’s Back – Nobrow Press
  19. The Incal – Humanoids
  20. Zeyser Soze/The Rift – Red 5 Comics
  21. Kid Savage – Image
  22. Lady Mechanika – Benitez Productions
  23. Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire – Automatic Pictures
  24. Loud House – Papercutz
  25. Malika Warrior Queen – Youneek Studios
  26. Miraculous – Action Lab Entertainment
  27. Monster High – Titan
  28. Riverdale One-Shot – Archie Comics
  29. Spill Night – :01 First Second
  30. Spongebob Freestyle Funnies – United Plankton Pictures
  31. Steam Wars: Strike Leader – Antarctic Press
  32. Street Fighter V: Wrestling Special – Udon
  33. Tex Patagonia – Epicenter
  34. The Tick – New England Comics
  35. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Prelude to Dimension X
  36. Disney Descendants – TokyoPop
  37. Underdog – American Mythology
  38. Dragon Ball Super/Boruto – VIZ


One of the titles we’re particularly interested in is a special release of Secret Empire that falls between #0 and #1. If you’ve been following the mind-bending saga of Captain America now leading Hydra this is one you’d be interested in getting.

Are there any comics that you’re looking forward to getting this year? Let us know in the comments down below!

Until next time! °o°

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