Marvel reschedules its Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2020 has been postponed due to the pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for the 2 May.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

SAFETY OF RETAIL PARTNERS AND COMIC BOOK FANS IMPORTANT

“The severity and timing of the impact of the virus can’t be predicted with any certainty, but the safety of our retailer partners and comic book fans is too important to risk.

As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm for and support of the comic industry’s best event and look forward to celebrating with you later in the summer,” Diamond founder and CEO Steve Geppi said in a statement.

RELEASE DATES

X-Men will be released on 15 July featuring an X of Swords prologue by Jonathan Hickman and artist Pepe Larraz.Free. Spider-Man/Venom will be released on 22 July with a story by Venom’s Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.

NEW STORY LINES PLANNED FOR X-MEN AND SPIDER-MAN

It has been announced that there will be 47 different comics available on Free Comic Book Day.

The website lists comics featuring X-Men, Spider-Man, Donald Duck, Riverdale, Street Fighter, My Little Pony, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Bloodshot, with even more available on the day.

Marvel is planning to launch new storylines for X-Men and Spider-Man on Free Comic Book Day. X-Men #1 comes from House of X writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Pepe Larraz.

A press release from February said: “It will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X.”

BIG EVENT PLANNED FOR THE FLASH

DC were planning a big event for the Flash on Free Comic Book Day that would follow up the Flash Forward miniseries.

DC said: “The comic lays the foundation for even more seismic-level changes in the DC Universe.”

Marvel and DC have not announced any release changes due to Free Comic Book Day’s delay.

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