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FCBD

What Is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is a yearly event held on the first Saturday in May where comic distributors pool together to release tons of free comic promos for people to take home. What started as the brainchild of Joe Field of Flying Color Comics in 2002, FCBD has exploded into an international event for people who enjoy comics to get together and celebrate their love of the art and story medium. It's also a chance to get excellent swag! This event is for people of all ages with comics geared towards all age groups. And yes! Manga count as comics!

Free Comic Book Day 2023 (2024 Titles Coming Soon)

Seismic Stories

Gold Comics

FCBD 2023 Seismic Stories

(W) Alex Segura, Rex Ogle, Marguerite Bennett (A) Joe Eisma, TBD

In the small town of Arcadia Heights sits an abandoned house with an open door, daring anyone to enter it. Soon a ragtag band of teenage misfits will do just that and return with a darkness the likes of which this world has never seen.
Featuring an original prologue to THE DARKNESS WE BROUGHT BACK, a YA OGN from the minds of Alex Segura, Rex Ogle and Joe Eisma, plus an all-new story from the critically acclaimed and much loved world of ANIMOSITY, written by series creator, Marguerite Bennett! A perfect blend of fun, suspense, adventure and intrigue, SEISMIC STORIES breaks new ground in the AfterShock FCBD tradition.
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen

Star Trek

Gold Comics

FCBD 2023 STAR TREK DAY OF BLOOD 

(W) Christopher Cantwell, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Mike Feehan (CA) Malachi Ward

To boldly go, join us for the exclusive prelude to IDW's FIRST Star Trek Summer Crossover Event as STAR TREK and STAR TREK: DEFIANT collide in STAR TREK: DAY OF BLOOD!
But that's not all! Join the crew of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS as they take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time-until a bloodthirsty visitor joins in on their games...
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen

Red Sonja

Gold Comics

FCBD 2023 RED SONJA SHE DEVIL WITH A SWORD #0

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Nick Bradshaw

The 50th Anniversary of Red Sonja begins here, with all-new adventures! With a new film on the horizon, Dynamite Entertainment opens the flood gates of Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword!
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen

Ranger Academy

Gold Comics

FCBD 2023 RANGER ACADEMY PREVIEW

(W) Maria Ingrande Mora (A) Jo Migyeong (CA) Miguel Mercado

It's time to enroll in a bold new take on the Power Rangers mythology in this Free Comic Day Special! Class is in session for the start of an epic saga that is sure to delight longtime Rangers fans, and provide an excellent jumping on point for brand new readers.
Preview Material
Rating: All Ages

Smurfs

Silver Comics

FCBD 2023 SMURFS #1

(W) Peyo (A) Peyo

2023 marks the 65th Anniversary of the Smurfs!  To celebrate their smurf-tastic anniversary, Papercutz continues to publish the hit graphic novel series THE SMURFS TALES. These stories are three times bigger than previous titles, and that means even more Smurf fun. Join Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf, and so many smurfy others for fun and adventure in the comics that inspired the cartoons, toys, Nickelodeon series and upcoming new movie.
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All-Ages

Silver Comics

FCBD 2023 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (NET)

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Chad Thomas (A/CA) Tim Lattie

In 1987, the world at large was introduced to the TMNT by way of a catchy theme song and an action-packed cartoon, shell-shocking the world into an era of Turtlemania! Since then, the characters have appeared in countless comics, a multitude of animated series, and several motion pictures.
Turn the nostalg-o-meter up to 11 this FCBD and revisit two fan favorite eras of TMNT animation in comic book form with this special presentation of stories from IDW's smash-hit Saturday Morning Adventures and the recent small-screen venture Rise of the TMNT!
Preview Material
Rating: All-Ages

Silver Comics

FCBD 2023 KOTTO KOTORRA #1

(W) David Alvarez, Sean Patrick O'Reilly (A) Dave Alvarez (CA) David Alvarez

The book follows Kotto, an average Puerto Rican who runs an empanadilla food truck. His daily life is always an adventure, thanks to his boisterous friends.
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All-Ages

Mech Cadets

Silver Comics

FCBD 2023 MECH CADETS SPECIAL

 

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa

Ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of the Netflix animated series, return to Sky Corps Academy in this exclusive reprint of the first issue of Mech Cadet Yu. It's the perfect time to revisit this iconic story by bestselling writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa!
Reprint Material
Rating: All-Ages

Primos

Gold Comics

FCBD 2022 PRIMOS #1 (OF 4) (NET)

(W) Al Madrigal (A) Carlo Barberi, Brian Reber (CA) Dave Johnson

The ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century are here! Centuries ago, two Mayan brothers constructed a spacecraft that sent them hurtling into outer space. Returned to Earth only to find their culture and civilization destroyed, one of the brothers vows revenge and seeks to decimate the planet with intergalactic technology gathered on his travels. To prevent this, his sibling creates a contingency plan that activates the world's protectors - three descendants of their own family who have been granted great power. Now, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of three cousins scattered throughout Central and North America who have never even met.
Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

Stranger Things Resident Alien

Gold Comics

FCBD 2022 STRANGER THINGS RESIDENT ALIEN

(W) Michael Moreci, Peter Hogan (A) Pius Bak, Steve Parkhouse (CA) Diego Galindo

Celebrating the weird and wonderful, we present stories both strange and alien! In Stranger Things, Eleven, Will and Jonathan go to a drive-in theater for a double creature feature, but the local festivities and scary costumes bring back haunting memories. In Resident Alien, Dr. Harry and nurse Asta help an elderly patient in the sleepy, small town of Patience investigate a ghostly presence in her house!
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

10 Ton Tales

Silver Comics

FCBD 2022 10 TON PRESS PRESENTS 10 TON TALES

(W) John Hageman, Mel Smith, Stef Jackson (A) German, Puis (CA) Manuel Martinez (A/CA) John Hageman

First up is the modern-day Gumby and Pokey featuring "Charlie and Humphrey"! The duo are crazy busy at the Bits and Pieces thrift shop. Needing to hire some help immediately - enter Gonzo the service clown! Will things ever be the same for retail service! Next up. What is the world has been ruled by a genie that had been let free from his bottle? Find out as a young man and his friends go on a journey to seal the Genie back into its bottle and restore the world back to normal. Last up. Before there was the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl was the drummer in the worlds biggest band. After Kurt Cobain committed suicide, it left a void in his life. Slowly getting his footing again Grohl sets out to form his own future super group. This Rock and Roll Biographies is an all new story that ties into the upcoming "Foo Fighters" issue.
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages

The Electric Black

Silver Comics

FCBD 2022 ELECTRIC BLACK CHILDREN OF CAINE #0

(W) Joseph Schmalke (A) Joseph Schmalke, Rich Woodall

Julius Black and other extraordinary individuals identifying themselves as the Children of Caine traverse time and space inside an eerie emporium. Hunted for centuries to near-extinction, their mission is to collect mystical objects and provide a safe harbor for the last of their kind. The store's original owner, Erebus, has returned with a relic that could change the fortunes of these outcasts. Father Tomaso, the leader of White Lodge, sets a plan in motion to overthrow these Children of Caine and wipe magic from existence. The lines between good and evil, light and dark, are blurred in the continuing story of The Electric Black.
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)