Wednesday, May 11, 2016

05.11.2016 - Marvel Thanks Retailers for Another Successful FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

It was a big weekend for the Marvel Universe…Marvel used FCBD to set the stage for several key storylines.” - IGN

Free Comic Book Day is the perfect way to dive headlong into the Marvel Universe – and this year was no exception! Spreading the wonder and excitement of comics yet again, Marvel would like to thank comic retailers everywhere for their hard work and dedication, making the 15th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day a smashing success!

“Marvel seems to always be on top, every year for FCBD, not just because they have the huge summer blockbuster movie, but because the majority of attendees are excited for their offerings. I think publishers leading off their big summer events with original FCBD content lead the pack as far as my ordering goes and how I see greater sales for these events in my store.” 
– Dennis Barger, Owner Wonderworld Comics

“2016 brought the most exciting FCBD to date, as Marvel’s Civil War II and Captain America helped to drive in customers, old and new!  FCBD was not just about free comics—the event inspired customers to browse, discover, and buy like crazy!”
– Gerry Gladston, CMO/CLO Midtown Comics, Inc.

Featuring 4 new stories exclusive to Free Comic Book Day, thank you for making Marvel’s titles – FCBD Civil War II and FCBD Captain America the #1 and #2 ordered books in the comics industry! At nearly 1 million copies ordered, Marvel is thrilled to work with our valued retail partners to bring fans new and old into comic shops for the biggest stories, the biggest characters and huge developments for things to come!

Looking for what to read next? Free Comic Book Day was just the beginning. Want to know more about that Civil War II shocking ending? Then you won’t want to miss the blockbuster Civil War II #0 when it comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere next week! Follow the adventures of the new Wasp in All-New, All-Different Avengers #9 – on sale now! Take up the shield as the original Sentinel of Liberty returns on May 25th in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. Then, get caught in the web as the Amazing Spider-Man descends into DEAD NO MORE this Fall!

Once again, thank you retailers for making Free Comic Book Day 2016 one of the biggest yet! Fans and retailers everywhere can look forward to more blockbuster stories from Marvel throughout the rest of 2016. For more information on all things Marvel, visit!

To find a comic shop near you, visit or call 1-888-comicbook. 

About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit © MARVEL 2016

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