It's one of our favorite days of the year! Free Comic Book Day!
It's not just any old Free Comic Book Day, either. This is the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day.
Let's Celebrate Free Comic Book Day
What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is only the biggest event in the comic book industry! It's a single day when participating comic book and other specialty shops worldwide come together to give away FREE comics to anyone who comes to their shop!
The event was founded on the idea that there is a comic book out there for everyone; everyone can find a comic they will love!
The annual FCBD is usually the first Saturday in May and offers a selection of free titles to appeal to all ages and preferences. This year it's Saturday, August 14, 2021 (pandemic life).
Free Comic Book Day Video
What is FCBD? Check out this video overview of the worldwide celebration of comics and comic culture.
Who Participates in Free Comic Book Day?
More than 2,300 local comic shops offer comics from most of the major comic book publishers (such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics), as well as some independent publishers are participants.
There's always a diverse selection of titles available, from superheroes to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales—something for everyone! Some of the popular series available in the past include Pokemon, Doctor Who, SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Riverdale, Overwatch, and Star Wars.
What Can You Expect on Free Comic Book Day?
In addition to offering free comics, many shops also host community events. Costume contests, creator signings, guest artists, photos with costumed characters, and other community activities are all things you shouldn't be surprised to see hosted during an FCBD event. Every comic shop celebrates free comic book day in its own way, and fans love an opportunity to engage with their local comic shop and other comic culture enthusiasts.
How To Get Involved in FCBD
The Official Free Comic Book Day Store Locator is the quickest way to find a list of participating shops close by. Put your zip code in the search field and hit enter, and the locator will generate a list of participating shops near you. Pick the closest shop and go enjoy your free comic book and activities!
What's Available for Free Comic Book Day 2021
A video overview of all 50 titles available at participating locations for FCBD 2021.
What are most excited about this coming Free Comic Book Day?