Free Comic Book Summer Titles Available on July 29!

Free Comic Book Summer is in full swing! We've reformatted Free Comic Book Day to take place over the course of the summer, from July 15th through September 9th, so shops can celebrate safely and in ways that adhere to store capacity guidelines and safety regulations. What that means for you guys is free comics each week! 

Between July 15th and September 9th, local comic shops will be getting five to six Free Comic Book Day titles each week to give out to customers completely free! Keep in mind, Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be fully customizable for comic shops so they can find a celebration plan that works for them and their customers. That means, not all comic shops will give out the free comics as soon as they arrive. Some many hang on to them until the weekend, give out one title a day, or anything else that works for them! Be sure to contact your local comic shop before heading out to find out how/when they're giving out the free titles.

Now, let's take a look at the Free Comic Book...ahem, Summer titles available beginning on July 29:

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Micol Ostow, Jamie L Rotante (A/CA) Thomas Pitilli, Brittney Williams
Archie launches their "Blue Ribbon" line of Original Graphic Novels, starting with a pair of all-new stories featuring the worlds of Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship and CW's Riverdale! Be the first to get a glimpse at the stories by Micol Ostow, Jamie Rotante, Brittney Williams, Thomas Pitilli and more! Plus, get a sneak peek at Scholastic's latest original Archie titles coming soon to comic shops!
Rating: Teen
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #29

DARK HORSE - BUY SELL
(W) Greg Pak, McCranie, Stephen (A) Gabriella Antali (CA) Ron Chan (A/CA) McCranie, Stephen
Two adventures for all ages! In Stranger Things, the Scoops Troop discovers that young Erica Sinclair smuggled out a dangerous object from the Russian facility below Starcourt Mall and they must once more come together to find a safe solution before government authorities discover the threat they pose! Then in the world of Minecraft, a young middle-schooler discovers puberty is stranger than she imagined. With the help of her friend, she learns just how fun being different can be as she explores her new Minecraft powers in the real world!
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

DYNAMIC ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Darick Robertson
Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth: superpower. Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them... sometimes they need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys.
Reprint Material
Rating: Mature
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

GOLDEN APPLE BOOKS
(W) Richard Fairgray (A/CA) Richard Fairgray
Two stories - and a few extra monstrous tales - from the mind of Richard Fairgray! First is an All-New Blastosaurus: There is barely a person in Freak Out City who he hasn't saved from a monster or robot or internet scam. Yup, Blasto is just a likeable hero, unless of course, you're one of the monstrous villains he's repeatedly defeated. Introducing the Monsters Against Blasto the Ugly Triceratops: Tailed Heroes Usually Ruin Things Society (M.A.B.U.T.T.H.U.R.T.S for short)! Every one of these monsters has tangled with our saurian hero and every one of them has a story to tell. Also, a sneak peek from the highly anticipated Black Sand Beach OGN, as the nightmares continue for Dash and his crew at his family's beach house. Forever warned by the grown-ups to stay away from the Mulchucks, their creepy neighbors, it's hard to escape them. Rated 8 & Up.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #35

RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
(W) Lucy Knisley, Lincoln Peirce (A) Lucy Knisley, Lincoln Peirce
The ultimate FCBD title featuring two very unique stories that readers of all ages will love and get excited for. The first is a look at bestselling author Lucy Knisely's upcoming graphic novel Stepping Stones, which tells the story of a young girl named Jen dealing with drastic change when her mother and her mother's new boyfriend move her out of the city and onto a farm. What comes next is dealing with the loss of her previous family life, and learning to embrace a new one including the addition of two (almost) step-sisters. The issue will also feature new exclusive content from Lincoln Pierce's beloved and acclaimed Max and The MidKnights, a series about friendship and adventure, centering on Max who dreams of becoming a knight! The next book in the series is set to release in Fall 2020.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #38

DC BUY SELL
(W) Shea Fontana, Derek Fridolfs (A/CA) Marcelo Di Chiara, Dustin Nguyen
DC's "flipbook" style sampler is sized to match the dimensions of DC's middle grade titles and will feature the first chapters of Batman: Overdrive and Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime. In Batman: Overdrive, driven to solve the mystery of his parents' murders, teen loner Bruce Wayne sharpens his detective and fighting skills as he searches Gotham City for clues to the identity of those responsible. Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime is an anthology that combines characters from the DC Universe with classic fairytales, and encourages middle-grade audiences to read on their own with short, hilarious stories. In addition, this free sampler includes sneak peeks at My Video Game Ate My Homework and Primer, which feature all-new original characters.
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: July 29, 2020
SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33


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