Free Comic Book Day Orders Soar

Free Comic Book Day Orders Soar

More than 4.6 million comics have been ordered for Free Comic Book Day, which falls on May 4th (the day after Iron Man 3 debuts in theaters), Diamond Comic Distributors announced today. This is a huge increase over last year, which set a record of 3.5 million comics ordered (see “FCBD News: 3.5 Million Books, Halloween Event”).

Another record is the number of retail accounts—nearly 2,000—that have signed up to participate in the annual event, which was established in 2002 (from a suggestion by Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics) as a way to introduce new readers to the joys of reading comic books.

The free titles to be given away this year, as usual, are a diverse lot, ranging from Buck Rogers to The Walking Dead to Sesame Street to Superman.

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