The Press Release:
This July, readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting new titles with brand-new stories for free at participating comic shops! Originally part of May’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will be now be releasing two never-before-seen titles for fans to get a first look at some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming events. Each issue will contain two separate extraordinary tales involving the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more by Marvel’s most acclaimed creators!
Available on July 15, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN will feature a brand-new X-MEN story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into the game-changing X OF SWORDS crossover! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.
And on July 22, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in VENOM, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and BLACK CAT from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more!
More details will be shared with retailers this week on how to receive these titles as part of Marvel’s Back in Action program.
Before picking up these new titles from your favorite comic shop, be sure to ask about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at http://comicshoplocator.com or by visiting http://marvel.com/lovecomicshops.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN #1:
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN and TOM TAYLOR
Art by PEPE LARRAZ and IBAN COELLO
* Available July 15
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1:
Written by DONNY CATES and JED MCKAY
Art by RYAN STEGMAN and PATRICK GLEASON
* Available July 22
For Marvel’s most up-to-date release schedule for your favorite comics, visit the link below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I like this kind of news because I’ve not been to the local comic store since the second week of March. As I’ve mentioned in some of the other recent comic book announcements, it’s been one of the things that I’ve missed the most as a part of my routine that was sidelined by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sadly the virus is still out there among us but its supposedly NOT as much the issue it was in the beginning. Hey, without soapboxing, if you don’t have a preventative measure outside of wear a mask and stay inside, its still an issue to me but I digress. I need to call my local comic book shop to see if they have even reopened for business yet. So many retailers have not felt its safe to do so despite there being a directive of “go ahead” from our politicians. I’m excited that these two Marvel Comics freebies will be getting into the hands of the fans and my hope is that some of the other stuff that we hoped to get on the sadly cancelled “Free Comic Book Day” from their respective publishers. What do you readers think of this news? Will you be braving the comic book store for them? Is your comic book store even open yet? I guess there is still some time since these aren’t due until July. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com