Contact Your Local Comic Shop for Their Free Comic Book Summer Plans!

Free Comic Book Summer is in full swing! The first two sets of free comics have already made their way to local comic shops across the country and around the world. But as fans set out to find those free titles, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of some best practices to make your Free Comic Book Summer search as easy and fruitful as possible!

Free Comic Book Summer (FCBS) kicked off on July 15 and will run through September 9. For each week of FCBS, comic shops will receive five to six Free Comic Book Summer titles in their weekly shipments. While shops may receive these titles on Wednesdays, their release dates will vary from shop to shop.

Retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may choose to release all of the books upon their Wednesday arrival, release one free title a day, make all of that week’s free titles available on the weekend, or any other plan that works for them. Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and consumers can get the most out the event, and release schedules are not one-size-fits-all.

In order for you to get the most out of your comic shop visit, and to increase the chances of snagging that FCBS book you’re after, we recommend contacting your local comic shop before you head out to confirm if they are participating and when they are releasing their FCBS titles.

Check out the release schedule below for when titles will be hitting comic shops and don’t forget to contact your local comic shops for full details on when they will be available for pickup:


 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 15 
BOOM! Studios | POWER RANGERS: RANGER SLAYER
IDW Publishing | MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC
Marvel Comics | X-MEN
Chapterhouse Publishing | CAPTAIN CANUCK BEYOND AND CAPTAIN BATTLE
Papercutz | ASTERIX
Yen Press| THE WEIRN BOOKS

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 22
Valiant Entertainment | VALIANT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
AfterShock Comics | DARK ARK: INSTINCT
Drawn & Quarterly | MANHWA: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN COMICS 
Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM
Titan Comics | HORIZON ZERO DAWN #0

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON JULY 29 
Archie Comics | ARCHIE BLUE RIBBON PRESENTS
Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS/ MINECRAFT
DC Comics | BATMAN OVERDRIVE/ BATMAN: ONCE UPON A CRIME 
Dynamite Entertainment | THE BOYS #1 
Golden Apple Books | RICHARD FAIRGRAY’S MONSTER SHOWCASE
RH Graphic | STEPPING STONES/ MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 5
Artists, Writers & Artisans | THE RESISTANCE 
BOOM! Studios | LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER 
New England Comics | THE TICK
Penguin Workshop | ZOO PATROL SQUAD: KINGDOM CAPER
TOKYOPOP | BIBI & MIYU/ THE FOX & THE LITTLE TANUKI
Image Comics | INVINCIBLE #1

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 12
Dark Horse Comics | NORSE MYTHOLOGY/ CRITICAL ROLE 
Albatross Funnybooks | HILLBILLY: THE LIZARD OF RUSTY CREEK CAVE
Drawn & Quarterly | LITTLE LULU: NO BOYS ALLOWED
Oni Press | SUPER MERCADO MIX TAPE 
Titan Comics | BLADE RUNNER 2019

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 19
Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: TAKE THE PLUNGE SNEAK PEEK
Fantagraphics Books | DISNEY MASTERS: DONALD DUCK
Papercutz | THE LOUD HOUSE FCBD 2020 SPECIAL
UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER #100: RYU VS. CHUN-LI
Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING - FCBD 2020

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 26
Random House Children’s Books | ONLY A MATTER OF SPACE TIME
Graphix | DONUT THE DESTROYER
Rebellion | BEST OF 2000 AD ISSUE #0
Vault Comics | BRANDON SANDERSON’S DARK ONE #1
IDW Publishing | USAGI YOJIMBO

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 2
Ten Speed Press | JACK KIRBY: THE EPIC LIFE OF THE KING OF COMICS
Graphix | OWLY: THE WAY HOME
Insight Comics | MEAN GIRLS: SENIOR YEAR
VIZ Media | NARUTO/ SAMURAI 8 
Benitez Productions | LADY MECHANIKA

 

COMICS AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 9
VIZ Media | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS / SPLATOON: SQUID KIDS COMEDY SHOW
Humanoids | ENTER THE INCAL
Kodansha Comics| SUE AND TAI-CHAN PREVIEW

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