Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2020

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.

30 comments on “Free Comic Book Day”

  1. That is so cool! I missed it this year but now that I know I’ma be there next yr!! By the way, whoever you were dating is crazy; comic books not only do count, but you get extra points for imagination and semi-dorkiness. (I know, since I read both all the time, when I’m not cackling at my armloads of free stuff)

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  2. My store allowed each person to pick 3 comics from a table full of choices. My 2 grandsons & I walked out with 9 free comic books.

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  3. My local store gave out each comic, the heroclix promo (green lantern), 5 decks of magic cards, green lantern rings, and some misc figurines. I had an armload of goodies!

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  4. My local store gave out each comic, the heroclix promo (green lantern), 5 decks of magic cards, green lantern rings, and some misc figurines. I walked away with an armload of free goodies. Hooray!!!

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  5. There was no hoops to jump through. In fact, it was awesome! We got 3 free comics because they gave me one for my daughter who is only 3 months old!! And one for me and my son! They sold him a second one for 50 cents too! They also gave him a green lantern figure for free too. We didn’t have to sign up for anything! Awesome πŸ™‚

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  6. Yeh, im going to check it out – but seeing as my son wants to go to the skate shop next door i’m not going too far out of my way to see – but thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

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  7. LB, a big part of FCBD is just to (re)acquaint folks with their local comic book stores. I don’t see a problem with going to two different stores, but you may want to call both of them first to check out their policies for FCBD. For instance, my local comic book store will be combining their FCBD with a local comic convention that you must pay to attend. I’ll be skipping this offer.

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  8. Ok so tomorrow i take my son for a free subway with the coupon i got in the mail, walk up to the comic shop n pick up a comic, go to dunkin for a free ice coffee for us both and pick up my free suave professionals and gerber soy while im in there seeing as its in Giant. Awesome. Sounds like tomorrow might be quite productive – there are 2 comic stores near me, which are participating…would it be rude to go to both?

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  9. Took My kids, they had no idea what a comic book was.
    3 Free plus they gave us a bunch that were left over from last year.
    My kids love them.

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  10. Thanks for the heads up on the comics! I got mine at all the stores and then took them by the hospital for the Pediatric Unit.

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  11. My wife and I were driving to one on the other side of town, but.. I’m too lazy to drive that far so we turned around and went home.

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  12. My husband and 5-year-old son went to the local shop and each got a bag (one for adults, one for kids), and came home with 43 free comic books – woohoo!

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  13. My grandson, Austin, went to our local comic book store – 7th Inning Stretch – in Dunnellion, Florida and they’re giving every kid 5 free comic books – way to go Goob!

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  14. OMG this is great! What an awesome bday to be included in the comic book with my pink angel!!! Thanks Adam and i can’t wait to read more!

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