Mark your calendars! The 19th annual Free Comic Book Day should have been held in early May, but was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. But that doesn't mean we won't get a free comic book this year! For 2020, we can get a free comic book between July 15 and September 9.
Scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 9, comic shops will receive five to six Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments during each week of the promotional window. Release of these titles may vary from shop to shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may release one free title a day, may make all of that week’s free titles available at once, or any other plan that works for them.
So you'll want to find your nearest participating location and ask how they're running the promo. Then mark your calendar and pick up a free issue for the … kids at home? Suuuuuure, let's say it's for them.
It's been years since I've read comic books. I even tried drawing my own once. It didn't have many super heroes, but starred a kid who refused to eat his vegetables, couldn't talk to girls, and looked ridiculous in his baggy jeans. I guess it wasn't so much a comic book as a journal. No wonder Marvel never took me seriously.
To make matters worse, I harshly learned on a recent date that comic books aren't an appropriate answer to “what have I read lately?” Suffice to say, there wasn't a second date.