Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) remains the major annual event of the comic book industry and over 2,300 comic book specialty retailers worldwide are preparing to give away over 5.7 million comics on the first Saturday in May. This year’s event takes place at those local comic shops on Saturday, May 6th. You are encouraged to visit FCBD’s official store locator to find their participating local comic shop.
“With such a broad range of titles this year tying into major properties like Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Rick & Morty, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, new and existing fans alike will find something they’ll want to keep up with throughout 2017,” said FCBD spokesperson Michael Moccio.
Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the 37 publishers offering 50 exclusive comic book titles and editions for Free Comic Book Day 2017. Among them are 12 GOLD titles and 38 SILVER titles.
After 16 years, Free Comic Book Day continues to appeal to a broad range of readers, making it a wonderful event for fans of all ages to explore what their local comic book shop has to offer. From superheroes, to adaptations of television and video games, to fan favorite icons, there’s something for everyone on Free Comic Book Day.
Marvel Comics will make a very special appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, May 5th to spotlight all the fun that will be made available, as part of the excitement surrounding this year’s Free Comic Book Day and the launch of Secret Empire. “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer. Amy Robach is the news anchor, and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs Monday-Friday on the ABC Television Network, WKRN in Nashville, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. CDT.
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Enjoy the 2-Day Free Comic Book Day Celebration at The Great Escape
All four locations of The Great Escape are hosting two big days of fun for Free Comic Book Day. Go to any of their amazing stores and receive a total of ten free comics, five each day, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. No purchase is necessary, and if you arrive in costume, you get an additional comic book free. Also, the stores are offering 40% off all back-issue comics, and gently pre-owned graphic novels, trade paperbacks and hardcovers. All collector supplies are 20% off, too, so stock up on those comic boxes, bags, boards, dividers, and more and organize your collection. Two Tennessee locations are Great Escape Madison at 105 Gallatin Road North, near Rivergate and Opry Mills; and Great Escape West Nashville at 5400 Charlotte Avenue, near Pep Boys and Burger King; and in Kentucky, Great Escape Bowling Green, 2945 Scottsville Road, by K-Mart, near Greenwood Mall; and Great Escape Louisville, 2433 Bardstown Road, in the Highlands.
Free Comic Book Day 2017 PRIDE Top Picks
With 50 free comics available during Free Comic Book Day, the PRIDE reviewed 27 of them.
These are our Top Ten picks (remember, you can get five each day at The Great Escape):
DC COMICS | DC SUPERHERO GIRLS
IDW PUBLISHING | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
KODANSHA | ATTACK ON TITAN
LION FORGE COMICS | CATALYST PRIME: THE EVENT
MARVEL COMICS | GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
ARCHIE COMICS | BETTY & VERONICA
DC COMICS | WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH
IDW PUBLISHING | STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: MIRROR BROKEN
MARVEL COMICS | SECRET EMPIRE
TITAN COMICS | DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL