Free Comic Book Day Is On August 14!

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The 20th anniversary of Free Comic Day will be celebrated worldwide on August 14, 2021 (Credit: FCBD.com)

Graphic novel lovers rejoice! Saturday, August 14, 2021, is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). This means you can walk into any one of the 2300+ participating retailers and obtain a copy, or two, of the 50 comic books specially published for the event for free! The annual celebration usually takes place on the first Saturday in May. However, this year it was postponed to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now celebrating its 20th year, the global event is the brainchild of comic book retailer Joe Field. The proprietor of the Concord, CA-based Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff came up with the idea in 2002 after noticing the popularity of Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day. Field thought giving away comic books would introduce a new generation of readers — both young and old — to the magical world of graphic novels. He suggested the idea to fellow retailers, publishers, and distributors, and FCBD became a reality. To make the event even more meaningful, publishers began creating unique titles for the event.

DC's offerings will include a Suicide Squad and Batman comic book (Credit: FCBD.com

This year, Marvel Comics will offer two graphic novels featuring the Avengers and Spider-Man, respectively. DC Comics will celebrate the recent theatrical release of The Suicide Squad with a 32-page comic book dedicated to the dangerous supervillains. Batman fans will be able to get a sneak peek at Jace Fox, the new Dark Knight, with another special comic.

Offerings for younger kids include The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids from Scholastic and Penguin's Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Rosa Parks. "This year’s lineup of titles has something for every kind of comic fan,” said FCBD spokesperson Ashton Greenwood.

A special; black-and-white set of Ninja Teenage Mutant Turtles will be available for sale at local comic book retailers on FCBD (Credit: FCBD.com)

A visit to your local comic book retailer may be worth the time, even if the free titles do not interest you. Most vendors will discount all comic books substantially on this fun day. They will also offer special FCBD collectible merchandise. This year, the choices include a four-pack black and white set of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Minimates Box Set.

Don't forget to mark your calendars and get some free and discounted comics on August 14. To find a participating merchant closest to you and see a list of all the free titles that will be available, go to: freecomicbookday.com.

Resources. FBCD.com

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91 Comments
  • smartymcsmart
    i also like alergic
    • smartymcsmart
      i love the raina telgermeier seiries like guts and smile
      • howls
        howls8 days
        Dose any one else like Tokyo ghoul bnha attack on titan or fruit baskets???????
        • pinklilcow
          I like Sailor moon and Cardcaptor sakura!
          • crabclock
            crabclock9 days
            I love comics
            • dragee890
              dragee89015 days
              I like dogman
              • pookpine
                pookpine19 days
                I am not a big fan of comic books but I think cool!
                • micahtheking
                  I really like the comics my favourite is Spider-Man and iron man
                  • howls
                    howls8 days
                    I like spider man and ms marvel
                    • playstationlove
                      My faves are the old Care Bear comics.
                      • 28sensenigchris
                        mine are spider man, iron man, and captain america
                      • meepmeepmcwierd
                        Am I the only one who likes Demon slayer?( if I could be any hashira, I would be the serpent hashira )😁
                        • howls
                          howls8 days
                          No way I love the show and I'm staring the manga really soon
                          • aliceo0o01
                            You're not the only one who likes demon slayer. :) I watch demon slayer but I haven't read the books. I'm wont read them bc im to lazy to .TvT I think imm read them :}
                            • izu
                              izu16 days
                              i would like to be the flame hashira but i dont want to die by a demon
                              • lovereading310
                                Your not alone I like demon slayer too!
                                • egirl_ebody
                                  I love the show😂😂 There's graphic novels?!
                                • meepmeepmcwierd
                                  I missed it too, but I like to read comics,monga,& regular books