This Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Book Day, a yearly celebration devoted to spreading the good word about all things comics! If you’re new to Free Comic Book Day (or FCBD, as it’s called for short), you’re in for a treat. All day long, comic shops the world over will be handing out free comic books from a wide variety of publishers… including DC!
There are big changes ahead for our Batman books, and if you’ve read BATMAN #40 and DIVERGENCE #1, you know what we’re referring to. It’s one of the reasons we held a special Twitter Q & A with Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo on Friday—to help you get some answers about what lies ahead for Gotham’s greatest hero and for the star creative team who are responsible for his latest adventures. But if you missed out, don’t worry.
Who doesn’t like free comics? Certainly no one that we know if the tweets and photos that hit Twitter and Instagram this Saturday are any indication. Some of you celebrated Free Comic Book Day 2015 by dressing up as your favorite hero or villain (that’s a pretty awesome Wonder Woman, @TheComicSource), while others got sketches and autographs from your favorite comic writers and artists.
Free Comic Book Day isn’t just about free comics. Oh yes, there are plenty of free books to be had, but the day is really about celebrating the medium. Visiting a local comic book shop and interacting with other fans. Introducing new readers to the medium and characters that we love. Thanking your favorite retailer for everything they do for us by buying some comics when you pick up your free ones.
As many of you know, this past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, that beloved geek holiday when we celebrate comic books by giving a whole mess of them away for free. This year, DC Comics had two free books on offer, including the first installment of The New 52: Futures End, our brand new, timeline-shattering weekly series featuring the DCU debut of Terry McGinnis.
Unfortunately, this future-ending greatness is now in the past, but thanks to all of your tweets and Instagram posts, we’re able to relive our Free Comic Book Celebrations. Hey, it’s a lot safer than using a time band.