This past Saturday was “Free Comic Book Day” and PiercingMetal spent some time over at Galaxy Comics to see what was what. The video below was uploaded to our Official YouTube and some additional information and opinion continues afterward.
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Those who follow the Comics postings in our Pop Culture narratives know that I generally stick to the full-on announcements and art as opposed to any kinds of “teaser” stuff whenever possible. However, with this teasing something that we will be learning more about on the upcoming “Free Comic Book Day” I figured it was important. Does anyone have a clue what “The Dark Web” might be?
The Press Release:
AWA Studios, the independent developer of bold and relevant stories from the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans, announced today its Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) offerings for North American consumers. AWA’s first issue of PRIMOS, the popular Mayan legend and Latino culture mixed limited series created by the all-Mexican team of comic legends, Al Madrigal (“The Daily Show,” “Morbius”, “Night School,” “The Way Back”) and Carlo Barberi (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS), will be available for free on Saturday, May 7. The release will feature PRIMOS #1 in both English and Spanish, marking the first time a publisher has released a dual-language issue.
Deemed “a fantastic new story that utilizes Latinx culture and history for everyone to enjoy” (Multiversity Comics), PRIMOS is a groundbreaking 4-issue limited series that is one of the first to feature a Latinx hero. Written by Madrigal and illustrated by Barberi, PRIMOS was originally announced in December of last year. After the first issue was released on February 2, it quickly sold out across the country. Issue #2 was released on March 9 while issue #3 and issue #4 will be available on April 20 and June 1 respectively. Continue reading AWA Studios Reveals FCBD “Primos” First Issue→
The Press Release:
Free Comic Book Day 2021 will be celebrated at your local comic shop on August 14th, and this year Marvel Comics will release two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. These exciting tales will provide perfect entry points for new readers to the thrilling ongoing sagas of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Venom, and the Hulk and give comic fans their first glimpse at the exciting new eras for their favorite characters. These issues will shape the Marvel Universe as we know it with direct connections to the year’s biggest upcoming storylines.
The current Coronavirus Pandemic is changing our way of life on a daily basis. Readers of this website know already how a number of tours and conventions that we were planning on attending have been either postponed or cancelled and now this blight has affected another fun happening, the “Free Comic Book Day” which was to be held on the first Saturday of May. Take a look at their statement down below and I’ll return at the close with added editorial.
The Press Release:
As the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Diamond Comic Distributors is aware that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) will be impacted to varying degrees throughout the world. With that in mind, Diamond Comic Distributors has made the difficult decision to postpone the event to a date later in the Summer.
“The severity and timing of the impact of the COVID-19 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,” said Diamond Founder and CEO, Steve Geppi. Continue reading Free Comic Book Day 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic→