This year Free Comic Book Day and May the 4th Be with You fall on the same day, May 4th (obviously.) So this year Marvel is going to send out a free comic that features a preview of the following comics: Tie Fighter, Galaxy’s Edge, Age of Rebellion-Boba Fett, and more along with creator interviews.
Retailers will be given 25-pack bundles based on their past orders with Diamond Comic Distributors. But, retailers could purchase additional bundles for $5.00 each. Which was a pretty good deal for 25 comics and definitely worth buying to bring more people into the shop.
There is also a Star Wars Adventures title from IDW that will be out for Free Comic Book Day as well (according to the FCBD website.)
(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Derek CharmThe stars have aligned: This year, Free Comic Book Day coincides with Star Wars Day! Han and Chewie race against pirates in a search for one of three identical droids that contain the location of a legendary treasure. But what our favorite smugglers don’t know is the other two droids are booby trapped! Trickery and double-crosses abound in this original story set before A New Hope! May the Fourth be with you!
Comic shops have been closing down at a troubling rate as of late. I hope that something like this can bring in fans and sales for the retailers. We don’t want to see any more comic shops close.
Here is a list of the comics that will be available on Free Comic Book Day, according to their website.
If you are interested in the special Star Wars sampler comic, make sure to visit your participating retail location to get yours on May 4th. If you aren’t interested in the Star Wars comic, stop in anyways and buy something else so we can help keep them in business.