After revealing the Gold Sponsor titles for Free Comic Book Day 2020 yesterday, today Diamond announced the rest of the Silver Sponsor titles and the entire lineup of books that will be available at participating comic stores May 2, 2020. Details below.
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2020 features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event which will take place Saturday, May 2, 2020 at participating comic book shops worldwide.
A committee made up of comic shop retailers chose fourty-seven titles overall to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-five Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres. There will also be two educational support titles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Gemstone Publishing. This year’s announcement of Silver Sponsor comics includes such great titles as Stranger Things & Minecraft, Mean Girls: Senior Year, Spider-Man/ Venom, Disney Masters: Donald Duck, Blade Runner, Naurto/ Samurai 8, and more.
“Every year, our goal is to bring fans the very best Free Comic Book Day experience,” said Joe Field, originator of FCBD, and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s comic book titles is really something to be thrilled about! With such a wide variety of stories in 2020 FCBD titles, every long-time fan and every new shop visitor curious about comics is going to find something exciting. Comic book specialty retailers all over the world are excited to treat everyone to an incredible day of fun, discovery, and learning about comic books and comic book shops.”
A complete listing of all fourty-seven FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-five Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on January 1, 2020. They can also be viewed online right now at www.freecomicbookday.com.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: GOLD COMICS
Archie Comics | ARCHIE BLUE RIBBON PRESENTS
BOOM! Studios | POWER RANGERD FCBD 2020 SPECIAL
Dark Horse Comics | NORSE MYTHOLOGY/ CRITICAL ROLE
DC Comics | DC COMICS TOP SECRET GOLD BOOK
IDW Publishing | MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC
Image Comics | FIREPOWER #1 – ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHRIS SAMNEE
Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: TAKE THE PLUNGE SNEAK PEEK
Marvel Comics | X-MEN
Random House Children’s Books | ONLY A MATTER OF SPACE TIME
Ten Speed Press | JACK KIRBY: THE EPIC LIFE OF THE KING OF COMICS
Valiant Entertainment | VALIANT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
VIZ Media | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS / SPLATOON: SQUID KIDS COMEDY SHOW
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SILVER COMICS
AfterShock Comics | DARK ARK: INSTINCT
Albatross Funnybooks | HILLBILLY: THE LIZARD OF RUSTY CREEK CAVE
Artists, Writers & Artisans | THE RESISTANCE
Benitez Productions | LADY MECHANIKA
BOOM! Studios | LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER
BOOM! Studios today proudly announced the LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER 2020 FCBD SPECIAL, an all-new free comic book special written and illustrated by acclaimed comics creators including Aubrey Aiese, Dozerdraws, Maarta Laiho, Carolyn Nowak, polterink, Sarah Stern, and co-creator and original Lumberjanes artist Brooklyn Allen, arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, 2020.
Join April, Mal, Molly, Jo, and Ripley in LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER 2020 FCBD SPECIAL as they say farewell to the most magical summer of the Lumberjanes’ lives in all-new stories set in the world of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon, perfect for readers new and old alike!
Launched in 2014 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint by series co-creators Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson, Lumberjanes was originally solicited as a limited series, but the overwhelming response from fans transformed it into an ongoing series that has become a New York Times best-seller, earned numerous prestigious awards including the GLAAD Media Award and two Eisner Awards, and has even crossed over with heroes from the DC Comics Universe (in Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The Lumberjanes have expanded to middle-grade novels at Abrams Books, as well as a diverse array of merchandise.
LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER 2020 FCBD SPECIAL is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; b.b. free by Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams and the upcoming series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers.
Print copies of LUMBERJANES: FAREWELL TO SUMMER 2020 FCBD SPECIAL will be available for FREE on May 2, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), alongside the Power Rangers 2020 FCBD Special.
Chapterhouse Publishing | CAPTAIN CANUCK BEYOND AND CAPTAIN BATTLE
Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS/ MINECRAFT
DC Comics | DC TOP SECRET SILVER TITLE
Drawn & Quarterly | LITTLE LULU: NO BOYS ALLOWED
Drawn & Quarterly | MANHWA: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN COMICS
Dynamite Entertainment | THE BOYS #1
Fantagraphics Books | DISNEY MASTERS: DONALD DUCK
Golden Apple Books | RICHARD FAIRGRAY’S MONSTER SHOWCASE
Graphix | DONUT THE DESTROYER
Graphix | OWLY: THE WAY HOME
Humanoids | ENTER THE INCAL
IDW Publishing | USAGI YOJIMBO
Image Comics | INVINCIBLE #1
Insight Comics | MEAN GIRLS: SENIOR YEAR
This Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), Insight Comics is excited to announce the 2020 Silver Offering and an exclusive preview of an original comic sequel, Mean Girls: Senior Year, from writer Arianna Irwin (The Comet) with illustrations by Alba Cardona (Paradiso)!
The 2004 Mean Girls film swept the nation as an instant hit when it first premiered, quickly becoming a cult favorite. The movie soon yielded a national Mean Girls holiday on October 3rd and eventually became a Tony-nominated musical. But the story didn’t end there—now Cady, Regina, and the rest of the gang are back and ready to take on senior year in this all-new comic that is so totally fetch!
After struggling to survive the wild events at Northshore High School the year before, Cady learned her lesson and is swearing off drama. It’s all about good grades, SAT prep, and college applications from here on out—but the new transfer student Megan Moretti isn’t about to let Cady stay focused. Megan is determined to rise to the top of the popularity food chain and become the newest Plastic. Cady, Regina, Gretchen, and Karen will have to band together and stop this queen bee wannabe from turning the school inside out all over again. Grab a first look at this brand new comic for Free Comic Book Day and look for the full-length story releasing in September 2020.
Free Comic Book Day, a single day in the first week of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.
The Mean Girls: Senior Year Silver Offering is available at participating comic shops on May 2, 2020. For additional press queries, please contact Insight Comics publicist, Melissa Meszaros.
Kodansha Comics| SUE AND TAI-CHAN PREVIEW
Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM
New England Comics | THE TICK
Oni Press | SUPER MERCADO MIX TAPE
Papercutz | ASTERIX
Papercutz | THE LOUD HOUSE FCBD 2020 SPECIAL
Penguin Workshop | ZOO PATROL SQUAD: KINGDOM CAPER
Rebellion | BEST OF 2000 AD ISSUE #0
RH Graphic | STEPPING STONES/ MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS
Titan Comics | BLADE RUNNER 2019
Titan Comics | HORIZON ZERO DAWN #0
TOKYOPOP | BIBI & MIYU/ THE FOX & THE LITTLE TANUKI
UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER #100: RYU VS. CHUN-LI
Vault Comics | BRANDON SANDERSON’S DARK ONE #1
VIZ Media | NARUTO/ SAMURAI 8
Yen Press| THE WEIRN BOOKS
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TITLES
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | CBLDF & BOOM! DEFEND COMICS
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