Due to the global COVID pandemic in 2020, Free Comic Book Day was postponed from May, to a later date during the Summer of 2020. But as the pandemic became ongoing throughout that year all across the country, it became apparent that this event would be held differently than the usual one day event.
Fast-forward to 2021 and Free Comic Book Day is celebrating 20 Years of Free Comics, as it returns to participating comic shops all across the country on Saturday, August 14th. It’s the perfect opportunity to get back into the world of comics and hang out with friends & family. From super-heroes and science fiction to action/adventure and manga, Free Comic Book Day has a FREE comic for everyone!
Gold Sponsor Comics:
We Live: The Last Days (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Archie Past Present & Future (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Enter the House of Slaughter (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Dark Horse Comics
Critical Role – The Mighty Nein Origins & The Witcher (FCBD 2021 Edition)
First Second Books
InvestiGators – Ants In Our P.A.N.T.S. Sneak Peek (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Star Wars – High Republic Adventures (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Lady Mechanika (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Avengers / Hulk #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Blade Runner One-Shot (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Assassins Creed – Dynasty & Valhalla (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead & Demon Slayer: Kimetsu Yaiba (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Silver Sponsor Comics:
10 Ton Press
10 Tons of Fun Preview (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Space Pirate: Captain Harlock (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Trese: Unreported Murders (FCBD 2021 Edition)
World Of Zorro #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Resistance: Uprising #11 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Black Mask Studios
Black / Calexit (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Just Beyond (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Dark Horse Comics
Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend Of Korra (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Devil’s Due Comics
Trailer Park Boys (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Boys: Herogasm #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Vampirella #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Red Room (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics 2021 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids #1: Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Allergic (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Stray Dogs (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend Exclusive Preview (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Mad Cave Studios
Bountiful Garden #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Spider-Man / Venom #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Dungeon Is Back! (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Oni Lion Forge Publishing
Oni Press Summer Celebration (FCBD 2021 Edition)
School For Extraterrestrial Girls (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Smurfs Tales (FCBD 2021 Edition)
All Star Judge Dredd (FCBD 2021 Edition)
White Ash (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Fungirl: Tales Of A Grown-Up Nothing (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Source Point Press
Gloomhaven: A Hole In The Wall (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Ten Speed Press
On Tyranny (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Life Is Strange (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Street Fighter: Back To School Special #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Valiant Uprising (FCBD 2021 Edition)
The Unfinished Corner (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Vampire: The Masquerade #1 (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Viking Young Readers
The Last Kids On Earth: Thrilling Tales From The Treehouse (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Star Wars: The High Republic – The Edge Of Balance/ Guradian Of The Whills (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Kyle’s Little Sister (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Solo Leveling (FCBD 2021 Edition)
New England Comics
The Tick (FCBD 2021 Edition)
Other FCBD Supporting Titles:
Batman (FCBD 2021 Special Edition)
Suicide Squad: King Shark (FCBD 2021 Special Edition)
TeenTitans: Beast Boy Loves Raven (FCBD 2021 Special Edition)
Batman and Robin and Howard/Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Flipbook (FCBD 2021 Special Edition)
Free Comic Book Day Previews Exclusive (PX) Merchandise:
The following PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles below will only be available in extremely limited quantities on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from participating Free Comic Book Day stores.
Previews Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Elite Series Black & White 4-Pack
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated in black and white comics in the early 1980s, and this August they come to life as an action figure 4-pack of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael in classic black & white designs. Exclusively for FCBD and limited to only 3,600 pieces.
Previews Exclusive G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Minimates Box Set
This Diamond Select Toys set includes Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure comes packaged in a full-color blister card and features 14 points of articulation and includes interchangeable parts and accessories.
Previews Exclusive Spider-Man: Spider-Verse 4-Piece Enamel Pin Set
Three years after its release, Sony’s animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to captivate audiences and fans. Mondo Tees celebrates the animated film with this special box set featuring Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Peter B. Parker and Spider-Ham. Exclusively for FCBD and limited to only 3,000 pieces.
Previews Exclusive Power Rangers: Auto-Morphin Green Ranger Pin
Released exclusively for Free Comic Book Day 2021 by Lineage Studios, comes packaged on a backing card with retro art depicting the beloved “auto-morphin” spring-power action of the original action figures! Note: Pin does not transform. Limited to 2,000 pieces.
Previews Exclusive Spider-Man HeroClix Figure
WizKids/NECA features a brand-new costume for Spidey. This FCBD 2021 promotional item includes an exclusive HeroClix figure and character card in a polybag with a hangtag.
Look for FCBD 2021 Commemorative Merchandise celebrating 20 Years, featuring the art of Skottie Young. Winner of an Inkwell Award, Young is admired by both peers and fans alike. Whether illustrating Eric Shanower’s Oz adaptations for Marvel Comics, working on projects for Marvel such as Rocket Raccoon, illustrating unique, kid-friendly variant covers for Marvel’s biggest projects, unleashing his own twisted sense of humor in I Hate Fairyland from Image Comics, and writing stories such as Marvel’s Strange Academy and Image’s Bully Wars
FCBD 2021 Commemorative T-Shirts
For the landmark 20th anniversary, beloved artist and writer, Skottie Young, created a one-of-a-kind design emphasizing the power of imagination and the endless possibilities of comic storytelling. The T-shirt will be available in men’s sizes small through XXXL in heather gray and blue, in women’s sizes small through XXL in heather gray and blue, and in youth sizes small through large in blue and white.
FCBD 2021 Commemorative Poster
The design will also serve as the commemorative poster for FCBD 2021. Designed by Skottie Young, his illustrations are instantly recognizable. There’s a cartoonish exaggerated quality to his style that appeals to both the heart and the mind.
FCBD 2021 Logo Merchandise
Available in men’s and women’s shirts, adjustable baseball cap and polo shirt featuring the iconic FCBD logo.
Check with your local retailer to see if they are participating in Free Comic Book Day and their policies on the free comics available. Retailers may be limiting the amount of books per person at the event, so that every person has a chance to pickup some free comics. Visit freecomicbookday.com to use the local comic shop finder for a participating store.
Your local comic book shop, as well as other local businesses in the area, have been hit hard by the pandemic and this is the perfect way to show them some support. If you are attending one of these events, please be safe for yourself and those around you. Sanitize, wear a mask and have fun!