Free Comic Book Day is a sacred date on the calendar for many of us comic fans. Not only do we get free comics, our favourite comic stores also have insane sales and offers to keep us happy. But one of the best things may be how, in recent years, comic publishers have begun to use Free Comic Book Day as an opportunity to market their latest big titles and events.
With the announcement of the mysterious but epicly-proportioned Secret Wars, Marvel’s got a lot to do to impress fans. Especially since there seems to be dozens of tie-in issues that’ll either affect the main story or embellish on some of the finer details.
And this year, on the 2nd of May, Marvel’s pulling all stops. With not only one free comic, but with multiple issues—each containing more than one story.
“Free Comic Book Day is a day to showcase the amazing world of comic books we all live and play in,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “What a spectacular opportunity to reach new fans as FCBD coincides with the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. There’s no better time for fans to jump in to the Marvel comics universe with new titles featuring the Avengers, the Inhumans and Secret Wars. Support your local retailers and head to a comic shop that weekend for some stellar offerings from all-star creators. We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them.”
Secret Wars #0 brings you a prologue to the most important comic series of 2015! From the all-star creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Paul Renaud, get caught up with the perfect primer for the mega-event of the year, just in time for Secret Wars #1 to hit comic shops the very next Wednesday!
As a bonus, Secret Wars #0 will also contain a special presentation of “Attack on Avengers”, the sought after 8-page Avengers and Attack on Titan crossover, never-before-released in the United States by Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama with art by Gerardo Sandoval!
Then, get ready for a look into the world that’s coming with All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD! It’s your first taste of the all-new Marvel Universe as a blockbuster top secret Avengers creative team sets out on a new adventure that will have fans begging for more! Who will be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the dust settles from Secret Wars? Find out here! This special issue also includes a brand new bonus story by blockbuster writer Charles Soule that previews one of the biggest new titles of 2015 – Uncanny Inhumans!
Secret Wars #0 Written by Jonathan Hickman & Hajime Isayama Art by Paul Renaud & Gerardo Sandoval Cover by Alex Ross
All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD Written by TOP SECRET & Charles Soule Art & Cover by TOP SECRET Coming Free Comic Book Day!