Free Comic Book Day is a wonderful holiday when comics companies create special issues to be handed out to readers entirely free of charge. The idea is to bring more folks into comic shops, and to put a best foot forward to introduce readers to new titles they might not be reading. Diamond Distributors kindly shipped us fifty one of the issues which will be available this Saturday at participating stores, and we’re here to let you know which FCBD comics will make you salivate for more, and which can be safely shoved in the back of the longbox.
This gallery does not include the Free Comic Book Day titles from DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Oni Press, Scholastic, and Archaia, who once again are offering a lovely FCBD hardcover. And remember, if you do attend this year’s Free Comic Book Day, make sure to buy something from your local shop. The comics are free to you, but not to them, so pay them back for all the wonderful work they do to by buying a trade. This year, I’m personally recommending the first volume of Rat Queens (and not just because they put a quote from The Mary Sue on the back).