FREE Comic Book Day – 2021

imageGet a free comic and swag on Free Comic Book Day 2021 from your local comic shop on August 14, 2021.


Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Every comic shop has its own rules and selection may vary. This year, it will be celebrated on August 14th for the event’s milestone 20th anniversary in the hopes that much of the uncertainty and disruption related to COVID-19 will have passed.


Free Comic Book Day is the biggest celebration of comic books and a great time to discover new types of comics! It’s the perfect time to see what your local comic shop has in store, a time to read new comics, get kids involved in reading and have fun as a community! You will be able to meet a variety of comic fans and those who are new to comics that are discovering them for the first time. Head to your local participating comic shop for a day of fun and memories!


Call your local comic shop, check out their Facebok page and/or website to see what their Free Comic Book Day policy plans are in addition to what extra events are going to be taking place during their FCBD. Some comics shops give out 1-2 comics, while others give out more. It is good to know how many comics you can expect to get for free so you can plan out if you want to visit other comics shops to see if you can get more free comics and different books.

A committee of comic shop retailers chose fifty titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-eight Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres.

This year’s comic book lineup features something for everyone: from superheroes to movies and video games, to beloved franchises, and all-ages favourites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Macmillan/First Second Books, Penguin Workshop, AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, TOKYOPOP, and VIZ Media.

This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Wars, Gloomhaven, The Smurfs, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2021 | Participating Store Hours.


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