Free Comic Book Summer Starts This Week

Free Comic Book Day, the comic book industry’s largest annual promotional event, is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. However, the impact and spread of COVID-19 prevented the event from being celebrated at its normal time this year. Now, the beloved event has been rescheduled and reworked to take place throughout July and early September in order to accommodate social-distancing and store capacity regulations across the country, effectively making it Free Comic Book Summer!

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. Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and fans can get the most out the event. Find a participating shop here!

Free Comics available this week on July 15th!

MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(A) Pepe Larraz
FCBD is headlined by a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X!  Plus: a secret second story foreshadowing an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.   Stay tuned in the months to come for exciting announcements about Marvel's Gold title on freecomicbookday.com!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #30

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Trish Forstner (CA) Brenda Hickey
A new era of My Little Pony begins! Join Twilight Sparkle and friends as they adjust to new responsibilities, new friendships and new dangers! This is where IDW's "Season 10" of My Little Pony comics begins, officially picking up where the recently concluded and long-running My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television finale leaves off!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #30

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Huang Danlan (A/CA) Dan Mora
Meet The Ranger Slayer - AKA Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, from the
alternate universe ruled by Lord Dakkon! Discover her full origin story, collected together for the first time with content from Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #9-12 and the exclusive short story from the sold-out Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition. This is the perfect jumping-on point for any new fan and sets the stage for one of the biggest moments in Power Rangers history!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #29

PAPERCUTZ
(W) Rene Goscinny (A) Albert Uderzo
Asterix is celebrating 60 sensational years as an international comics superstar, and Papercutz is now his North American publisher! The stories are newly translated into American English for a whole new legion of  fans! The story of Asterix starts here as we discover what gives the Gaul his super strength and quick wit!
Rating: All-Ages

In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #37

JY
(W) Svetlana Chmakova
A preview of the new Weirn Books series from Svetlana Chmakova, creator of Nightschool, featuring a new town and an all-new cast of characters for young readers coming Summer 2020! Welcome to the Night Realm, filled with shifters, vampires, weirns, and other human-passing night things. The town might be a dangerous place full of rogue magic and things that would kill you or eat you in a heartbeat... but school is still in session. AND you still have to do your homework!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #40

CHAPTERHOUSE PUBLISHING, INC
(W) Keith Morris, Adrien Benson (A) Esteban Calvi, Sergio Carrera (CA) Andrew Thomas, Donovan Yaciuk
Tom Evans, Known to the world as Captain Canuck, died saving the planet from an alien invasion... or so we thought. Having been flung through an inter-dimensional space engine he now finds himself stranded on an alien world deep within the universe someplace... Beyond. Back on Earth, Captain Battle, America's genius Army inventor, has suited up to track down the last remnants of those who betrayed Earth during the Invasion, starting with HALO's Saskia Reid. Join Canadian writer Adrien Benson and American writer Keith WTS Morris as they join forces (along with artists Sergio Carrera and Esteban Calvi) as they take you around the world and deep into space!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 15, 2020
SRP: PI
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Also you can get these Free Comic Book Summer limited edition collectibles and merchandise this week!

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Try to keep your mind clear when you look at this sculpture of the X-Men's resident Femme Fatale, Emma Frost! Shipping exclusively to stores participating in Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd, 2020), this approximately 12-inch diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #30

FUNKO
Funko steps up their game for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 with their first-ever PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE Mystery Box! Inside you'll find a brand-new Marvel Comics POP! PX bobble-head figure, an exclusive PX Marvel Funko Variant Comic Book (title TBA), and a PX Funko POP! Character Tee - all PX items and available in Comic Shops on Free Comic Book Day 2020! The POP! PX figure comes in standard Funko window box packaging for easy display, while the Marvel comic book features cover art in the Funko style, depicting the Mystery Box's featured POP! character in three randomly distributed designs: Main Variant Cover (65%), No Logo Variant (25%), Gold Logo Cover (10%)! There are three Mystery boxes to choose from (A, B, C), each with its own exclusive T-Shirt design of the featured POP! character. The character and contents of the box are a MYSTERY for now, but you'll only have to wait until Free Comic Book Day to discover what's inside the box!
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $34.99
PREVIEWS Page #41

MONDO TEES LLC
From Mondo Tees! Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, thrilled audiences in the animated blockbuster Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and this 1.2" hard enamel pin of Miles designed by Matt Taylor will be just as exciting to your customers on Free Comic Book Day 2020! The butterfly clutch pin comes on an Into the Spider-Verse backing card.
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $10.00
PREVIEWS Page #30

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
Graphic narratives have always been part of human history, from ancient cave paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to today's comic books and graphic novels to tomorrow's technologies we can't yet imagine. Jeffrey Brown, the beloved writer/artist of Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son, his original illustrated book series Lucy & Andy Neanderthal, and his autobiographical work, reminds us that "Comics Are Forever" with 2019's Free Comic Book Day Commemorative Artist T-Shirt and Poster in an original art piece that features Neanderthal children Lucy and Andy and celebrates Free Comic Book Day, past, present, and future!
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #43

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