FCBD_Captain_America_CoverMark your calendars. That annual day of joy and excitement is almost upon us! The day when free – yes, FREE – comic books are given out in shops across the globe.

It’s a great event for adults and children. Some shops have contests or special prizes just for kids. It can be a way to bring the family together. It’s also a fun day for the nerd community, to see so many people out and about collecting their books, proudly wearing their fandom gear and sometimes costumes.

The books that are given away may be free, but they are not low-quality. The artwork and stories are just as good as you would see in an everyday comic book. And the choices of comics offered span several genres and publishers. The list this year of Gold Books includes:

  • Archie Comic Publications – Archie #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Bongo Comics – Bongo Comics Free-For-All FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Boom! Studios – Boom! Studios Summer Blast FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Dark Horse Comics – Dark Horse Serenity-Hellboy-Aliens FCBD 2016 Edition FCB_3
  • DC Comics – Suicide Squad #1—FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Dynamite Entertainment – Bob’s Burgers FCBD 2016 Edition
  • IDW Publishing – ROM: Space Knight #0 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Image Comics – Camp Midnight FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Marvel Comics – Avengers #1 FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Titan Comics – Doctor Who: Four Doctors Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Valiant Entertainment – Valiant 4001 A.D. Special FCBD 2016 Edition
  • Viz Media/Perfect Square – Perfect Square Presents: Pokémon Pocket Comics FCBD 2016

There are also many notable titles in the Silver category, such as The Tick, Captain America, and Street Fighter. There is something to make any geek, of any age, happy.

For more information, and to locate your nearest comic book store if you’re not already a regular customer, visit this helpful website. There is also a Facebook page, to share your photos once you collect your new stash.


Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7, 2016.