Retailers Order Over 4.6 Million Free Comic Book Day 2013 Comics

Wed, March 6th, 2013 at 8:10am PST | Updated: March 6th, 2013 at 8:11am

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CBR News Team, Editor

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“FCBD is the day after the opening of the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 film, and thousands of comic book shops across North America and around the world will look to share the magic of comic books with their communities,” said FCBD spokesperson, Leslie Bowser. “It’s really a wonderful time for comic shops as they are clearly energized from a full year of strong sales and will look to continue that positive trend going forward in 2013.”

Comic book publishing heavyweights Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel Comics are among the many sponsors delivering special titles for Free Comic Book Day 2013.

Free Comic Book Day is designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including action-packed superhero stories featuring Superman and Marvel’s Infinity title; sci-fi adventure set in the Star Wars universe; humorous comics featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons; and comics especially for kids and younger fans featuring The Smurfs, Sesame Street, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Customers can check out the full list of available titles on the Free Comic Book Day website, www.freecomicbookday.com, and use the just-launched FCBD Store Locator to find a participating comic book shop in their area.

Look for more FCBD news and updates on the FCBD website, www.freecomicbookday.com; become a fan at Facebook ( www.facebook.com/freecomicbook) ; and follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook.

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its twelfth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and Free Comic Book Day, Inc. All rights reserved.

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