Free Comic Book Day Returns to Inner Nerd!

We're excited to announce that we will be hosting Free Comic Book Day 2023 once again on Saturday, May 6th! This is our second year hosting FCBD, and we are expecting it to be even bigger and better than last year.

We will have a variety of free comics available for all ages, from superhero comics to manga to graphic novels. We will also have a costume contest, giveaways, and pizza provide by friend, fellow Nerd, and local business owner Mike Windham. So mark your calendars and come on down to Inner Nerd for a fun-filled day of comics!

Here are some of the things you can expect at Inner Nerd for Free Comic Book Day 2023:

  • A variety of free comics available for all ages

  • Contests and giveaways

  • Discounts and Specials on in-store and online products

  • A chance to meet other comic book fans and talk about your favorite characters and stories

  • A fun-filled day of comics!


What is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is the biggest event in the comic book industry—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! Founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love, the annual event offers a huge selection of free titles designed to appeal to a broad range of age levels and their tastes.

Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage both curious, first-time comic book readers and seasoned comic book fans to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a full line of comics, graphic novels, toys and related products. Local comic shops are the hubs of our community, where fans can come together to discover new comics, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of commonality.

Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics, along with a slew of independent publishers, put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops that participate in Free Comic Book Day. The diverse range of titles available each year proves that there’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales. Popular series available in the past include Pokémon, Doctor Who, SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Riverdale, Overwatch and Star Wars.


What comics will be free?

There are a variety of comics being offered at Free Comic Book Day, from superhero comics to manga to graphic novels. Here are some of the titles that will be available:

  • Marvel Comics: Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America

  • DC Comics: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Flash

  • Image Comics: Spawn, Invincible, Saga, The Walking Dead, Chew, Deadly Class

  • Dark Horse Comics: Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars, Aliens, Predator

  • Boom! Studios: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once & Future, Something is Killing the Children, Lumberjanes

  • IDW Publishing: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek
  • Kodansha Comics: Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Revengers
  • Viz Media: Naruto, Dragon Ball, One Piece, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man
  • Scholastic: Bone, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Magic Tree House, Geronimo Stilton, The Dork Diaries

This is just a small sampling of the comics that will be available at Free Comic Book Day. View the the huge list of titles that will be available during Free Comic Book Day here (available while supplies last, some titles may not be available during the event)!


History of Free Comic Book Day:

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) was first held on May 4, 2002. The event was conceived by Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California. Field was inspired by the success of Free Scoop Day at the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor next door to his store. He proposed the idea of a Free Comic Book Day in his August 2001 "Big Picture" column in Comics & Games Retailer magazine.

The first Free Comic Book Day was a success, with over 100 participating stores giving away over 1 million comics. The event has grown steadily in popularity since then, and in 2012, over 2,000 stores gave away over 5 million comics.

Free Comic Book Day is now an annual event held on the first Saturday in May. It is a great way to introduce new people to comics, and it's also a lot of fun for longtime fans.


We hope to see you at Inner Nerd for Free Comic Book Day 2023!


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