(Baltimore, MD) -- (March 24, 2017) -- Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) remains the major annual event of the comic book industry as over 2,300 comic book specialty retailers worldwide prepare to give away over 5.7 million comics on the first Saturday in May. This year's event takes place at local comic shops on Saturday, May 6th--fans are encouraged to visit FCBD's official store locator to find their participating local comic shop.
"Free Comic Book Day is shaping up to be quite an event," said FCBD spokesperson Michael Moccio. "With such a broad range of titles this year tying into major properties like Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Rick & Morty, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, new and existing fans alike will find something they'll want to keep up with throughout 2017."
Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics are among the 37 publishers offering 50 exclusive comic book titles and editions for Free Comic Book Day 2017.
After 16 years, Free Comic Book Day continues to appeal to a broad range of readers, making it a wonderful event for fans of all ages to explore what their local comic book shop has to offer. From superheroes, to adaptations of television and video games, to fan favorite icons, there's something for everyone on Free Comic Book Day.
For more FCBD news and updates and to see a preview of all 50 free comics available on Saturday, May 6th, visit the FCBD website at visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freecomicbook, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/freecomicbook, or Instagram at freecomicbookday.
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY -- Celebrating its 16th year, Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market's annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their comic shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic shops. From superheroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!