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Free Comic Book Day May 6th (Various comic book stores throughout the UK)
Free Comic Book Day May 6th (Various comic book stores throughout the UK)

Free Comic Book Day May 6th (Various comic book stores throughout the UK)

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Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your local comic shop Saturday May 6th by getting FREE comics! With 50 titles available to choose from, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy!

Link to the comics available and a link to how to locate a store in post below

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Link to comics but I'll put a full list below also
'Store Locator' Keep checking it, as new stores are often added

1. What is "Free Comic Book Day?"
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

2. When is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May each year.

3. Are they really free?
Yep!
Different shops have policies on how many free comics you can receive, but you will receive at least one free comic if you enter a participating shop location. Check with your retailer for their policies and plans for FCBD.

4. Is every comic book store in the world doing this?
If you're asking about convenience stores with a spinner rack of comics in a corner somewhere - the answer is no. This event celebrates the independent comic book specialty shops, thousands of which exist in North America alone. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, toys and related products.
While we hope every one of these shops will take part, each shop determines on its own whether or not to participate. You can check our shop locator for a comic shop near you.

5. Then how do I know where to go to get my free comics?
As the first Saturday in May approaches, freecomicbookday.com will launch a shop locator service that will show you participating retailers in your area. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to be alerted when the database is ready, or check back in early April.

6. Is this the first Free Comic Book Day?
No! The first Free Comic Book Day event was held in 2001. In the past, thousands of shops around the world have given away millions of free comic books to interested readers. We're proud of the continuing success of FCBD and look forward to growing the event each year!

7. Can I link to your site?
Of course! Click here to download graphics and other icons.

8. Who's involved in FCBD?
Free Comic Book Day is administered by a panel representing all parts of the comic book industry: retailers, publishers, suppliers, and Diamond Comic Distributors. Each year, publishers apply to provide comic books at cost to retailers, who in turn give them away for free. Diamond handles marketing and logistics for the event, shipping comics to shops and handling marketing and PR for the event.

9. What's the big deal about comic books anyway?
Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers. That's worth celebrating in our book - we're proud to be a part of this wonderful medium. To learn more about comic books and their history, go here.

10. Is this just happening in the U.S.?
Of course not! Shops in Canada and internationally celebrate Free Comic Book Day, too! Any comic book shop in the world can participate in Free Comic Book Day, although there may be some limitations on which titles are available in which countries due to licensing and other considerations. If you want your local shop to get involved, let them know!

11. How many comics do I get?
That will depend on a lot of factors: How many comics does the shop have to give away? How many people visit that day? How many people got there before you? What are the shop's FCBD policies? The answer to this question will depend on which shop you go to and when. We encourage you to view the shop profiles on our FCDB Shop Locator service for more detailed information, or call you local retailer directly and ask them their policies for FCBD.

12. Can you send me a comic?
No. This website is for informational purposes only - we do not have comics to give away. Free Comic Book Day is celebrated in comic book shops and as a way to get customers to visit shops in their local community. To find a participating comic book shop, see the FCBD Shop Locator.

13. Which comics are available?
Each year, the comics offered change. Click herefor a list of this year's Gold and Silver comics.

14. Can I grab any comic I want?
Shops will be giving away special comics for the event - you cannot simply take any comic book from the rack. Click on The Comics to see the many choices of comics being given away for free this year.

15. How can I find out more?
To get updates about Free Comic Book Day, sign up for our e-mail updates. It's infrequent, so you won't be deluged with spam, but it'll have plenty of cool info for you! Plus, check this website as the first Saturday in May grows near for new information. Click here to sign up!

16. What can I do to spread the word?
Tell your friends, your family, your classmates- anyone you think might enjoy comics for the first time- or should start reading them again




Edited by: "andywedge" 19th Apr

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Below are the listing for all 50 FCBD 2017 titles, both the Silver and Gold variety, classified by publisher and title.

Free Comic Book Day 2017 – Silver Comics

Action Lab | Miraculous: Tales Of Lady Bug And Cat Noir FCBD 2017 Edition
American Mythology | Underdog FCBD 2017 Edition
Antarctic Press | Steam Wars: Strike Leader FCBD 2017 Edition
Archie Comics | Sonic: Genesis of a Hero FCBD 2017 Edition
Automatic Publishing | Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire FCBD 2017 Edition
Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika FCBD 2017 Edition
BOOM! Studios | Fresh Off The Boat FCBD 2017 Edition
Chapterhouse | Captain Canuck: Year One FCBD 2017 Edition
Dark Horse Comics | Buffy: The High School Years /Plants Vs. Zombies FCBD 2017 Edition
DC Comics | DC Comics Silver Book FCBD 2017 Edition
Drawn & Quarterly | Guy Deslisle & Findakly/Trondheim Previews FCBD 2017 Edition
Drawn & Quarterly | Colorful Monsters FCBD 2017 Edition
Dynamite Entertainment | Animal Jam FCBD 2017 Edition
Epicenter Comics | Tex: Patagonia FCBD 2017 Edition
Fantagraphics Publishing | World’s Greatest FCBD 2017 Edition
Humanoids | The Incal FCBD 2017 Edition
IDW Publishing| Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2017 Edition
Image Comics | Kid Savage, Chapter One FCBD 2017 Edition
Kodansha | Attack on Titan FCBD 2017 Edition
Lion Forge Comics | Catalyst Prime: The Event FCBD 2017 Edition
Marvel Comics | FCBD Classified 2017 Edition
New England Comics Press | The Tick FCBD 2017 Edition
Nobrow | Hilda’s Back! FCBD 2017 Edition
Oni Press | Bad Machinery FCBD 2017 Edition
Papercutz| Barbie FCBD 2017 Edition
Papercutz| The Loud House FCBD 2017 Edition
Rebellion | 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Special FCBD 2017 Edition
Red 5 Comics |Keyzer Soze/The Rift FCBD 2017 Edition
Scholastic | Graphix Spotlight: Time Shifters FCBD 2017 Edition
Titan Comics | Monster High FCBD 2017 Edition Tokyopop | Disney Descendants FCBD 2017 Edition
Udon Entertainment | Street Fighters Vs. Wrestlers Special #1 FCBD 2017 Edition
United | Spongebob Freestyle Funnies FCBD 2017 Edition
Viz Media | Dragon Ball Super/Boruto FCBD 2017 Edition
Youneek Studios | Malika: Warrior Queen Chapter One FCBD 2017 Edition
Z2 Comics | The Ballad Of Franklin Bonniesteel FCBD 2017 Edition
Zenoscope Entertainment | Grimm Fairy Tales FCBD 2017 Edition

Free Comic Book Day 2017 – Gold Comics

Archie Comics | Betty & Veronica #1 FCBD 2017 Edition
Bongo Comics | Bongo Comics Free-For-All FCBD 2017 Edition
Boom! Studios | Boom! Studios Summer Blast FCBD 2017 Edition
Dark Horse Comics | James Cameron’s Avatar/Briggsland FCBD 2017 Edition
DC Comics | DC Comics Gold Book FCBD 2017 Edition
IDW Publishing | Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken FCBD 2017 Edition
Image Comics | I Hate Image Comics FCBD 2017 Edition
Marvel Comics | FCBD Secret 2017 Edition
Oni Press | Rick and Morty #1 FCBD 2017 Edition
Titan Comics | Doctor Who: Four Doctors Special FCBD 2017 Edition
Valiant Entertainment | X-O Manowar FCBD 2017 Edition
Viz Media | The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess & Ocaraina of Time FCBD 2017 Edition

Edited by: "andywedge" 19th Apr

At least the comics store locater works for stores worldwide now and not just the USA.

I was thinking about this yesterday while getting a blog done and reminding people to mark it down in their calendars gamespot.com/pro…27/

benleslie5

I was thinking about this yesterday while getting a blog done and … I was thinking about this yesterday while getting a blog done and reminding people to mark it down in their calendars https://www.gamespot.com/profile/benleslie5/blog/free-comic-book-day-2017-write-it-down-in-your-cal/26088727/


Nice article. My LCS (Raygun in Richmond, West London) try to make it really kid friendly and have artist Warwick Johnson Caldwell drawing there this year. Should be fun.

Some good manga in that list

Rmeehan

Nice article. My LCS (Raygun in Richmond, West London) try to make it … Nice article. My LCS (Raygun in Richmond, West London) try to make it really kid friendly and have artist Warwick Johnson Caldwell drawing there this year. Should be fun.



​Do you know any other shops? I live in Heathrow and was going Camden or central

I see they still have not updated their database yet.

Still got Cornwall as a country.:D

Three Irelands:

Northern Ireland

Republic of IReland

Ireland

There's something completely magical about a real comic that digital editions have never been able to replicate. I remember buying loads of them every week when I was a kid (All Marvel), and then just got completely lost in a world of superheroes until I had read every last one of them.

rip no stores near me

Oliver_Warden8

Do you know any other shops? I live in Heathrow and was going Camden or … Do you know any other shops? I live in Heathrow and was going Camden or central


I live out at Heathrow, too. Raygun in Richmond (next to the B&O shop in Red Lion street) is the nearest. There is Pirahna in Kingston, but the guys and girls at Raygun make it a great place to shop. Not just Superheroes, and they really know their stuff.
Edited by: "Rmeehan" 21st Apr

Rmeehan

I live out at Heathrow, too. Raygun in Richmond (next to the B&O shop in … I live out at Heathrow, too. Raygun in Richmond (next to the B&O shop in Red Lion street 490 bus from Hatton Cross) is the nearest. There is Pirahna in Kingston, but the guys and girls at Raygun make it a great place to shop. Not just Superheroes, and they really know their stuff.


If you decide on Central London, Gosh in Berwick Street is very good.
Edited by: "Rmeehan" 21st Apr

Cool thanks for the help! the Camden shop I use to go to was really good think it was mega city comics

Oliver_Warden8

Cool thanks for the help! the Camden shop I use to go to was really good … Cool thanks for the help! the Camden shop I use to go to was really good think it was mega city comics


I think that it is still there.

Original Poster mod

Giving this a bump as the event is tomorrow

Thanks for this, I got five free comics from Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh.

Best place local to London is Croydon. Forbidden Planet and A Place in Space
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