It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s FREE Comic Book Day! Every super hero knows that plans change in a flash, so, this year, it’s FREE Comic Book Summer.
The annual event usually takes place on the first Saturday in May. However, this year, the plans changed (thanks to you-know-what) and now it’s been rescheduled for this summer. The extension allows for the accommodation of social-distancing and store capacity regulations everywhere.
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From July 15 to Sept. 9, comic shops will receive five to six free Comic Book Day titles in their weekly shipments. Release of the titles will vary by shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as necessary for their unique circumstances.
One retailer might release one title a day, while another may make all of that week’s titles available at once. The change is designed to be flexible and customizable, so retailers and fans can get the most out of the event. So be sure to doublecheck the event details of your area’s participating shops.
Shops throughout Miami, Coral Gables and North Miami are participating. Click here to see the complete list!
FREE Comic Book Summer will feature 45 titles from a variety of publishers, including Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC and more.
The titles are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes and run the gamut from superhero stories, to TV and movie tie-ins, to sci-fi adventures, all-ages tales and beyond. Plus, there will be two educational support titles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Gemstone Publishing.
For the full release schedule, click here.
What about Florida Supercon?
It’s official: Florida Supercon will not take place this year.
The annual pop culture convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center was originally scheduled for May but later postponed until July 4th weekend.
Now, the event’s organizers, ReedPOP (producers of pop culture events), have announced the next edition will take place in 2021.
Read all about it here.