Friday, February 20, 2015

Comic Book Headlines! - FCBD News

Diamond Comics Distributor is reported record breaking order numbers for this 2015's Free Comic Book Day Event. More than 5.6 million free comics have been ordered for the May 2 celebration, a 21 percent increase from 2014. The has also been an increase in participating stores, with 2,340 specialty outlets participating internationally. That's up 8 percent from 2014.

“FCBD is the day after the opening of the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film, and thousands of comic book shops across North America and around the world will look to share the magic of comic books with their communities,” said FCBD spokesperson Deborah Moreland in a press release. “Free Comic Book Day is a wonderful time of year for independently owned and operated comic shops as FCBD gives them an extra push in business as they connect with new customers and get a positive charge forward for the summer months and rest of 2015."

There are 50 free comics being offered this year, from publishing big and small, including Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics.
As always, Free Comic Book Day takes place on the first Saturday in May – May 2, 2015.