Once again Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is upon us. It will be this Saturday May 4th in comic shops all over the world. I think. I know at least in the US. A day to get some free comics, meet fellow fans, and check out local comic shops.
This year there are there 51 comics being offered, from various companies, various genres, and for various audiences. The big two each have two comics they are offering. For Marvel they have an Avengers one and a Spider-Man one, DC has a mature one featuring Catwoman and one for the kids called Dear Justice League. Other big companies have their offerings, pick up a comic from Valiant, Dark Horse (Stranger Things), Image (Deadly Class), or Boom Studios (Lumberjanes). There are plenty of other comics from well know properties like Doctor Who, Disney Descendants, Pokemon, Riverdale, TMNT, Whedonverse, Bob’s Burgers, Captain Canuck, Casper, Cristiano Ronaldo Striker Force 7, Mechanika, Little Lulu, Minecraft, Incredibles 2, Robotech, Spawn, Star Wars, The Tick, and Vampirella. Then there are comics from lesser know series to find.
Personally I am in for the samples for the manga. This year’s selection includes comics about Kino’s Journey, Kodansha all ages sampler, My Hero Academia & Promised Neverland, and Street Fighter.
Get something you know and maybe something you don’t
Quick list of shops I have found that are participating this year are: Multiverse Comics in Parkersburg, Lost Legion Comics & Games The Vault in Vienna, Comic Paradise Plus in Morgantown and Fairmont, Four Horseman Comics and Gaming in Morgantown and Bridgeport, Jade Tiger Comics in Oak Hill, Lost Legion Comics & Games The Rifleman in South Charleston, and Comic World, Purple Earth Comics, and the Inner Geek all in Huntington. Others maybe part of the event, so check with your local shop. Each might also be running special deals to take advantage of.
This is a day for everyone to get out and get some comics.
Oh and the 1989 Batman movie will be back in select theaters that day.