21/06: Free Comic Book Day… no, Summer!

Per via della nota emergenza il FCBD era stato annullato. Dopo una serie di considerazioni e contando il fatto che in alcuni casi (ad esempio per le uscite della Marvel) determinati albi dovevano uscire entro l’uscita di albi regolari ma anche per il fatto che non in tutte le zone degli Stati Uniti (e del mondo) la situazione si sta normalizzando, il “giorno” si è trasformato in un lungo periodo: dal 15 Luglio al 9 Settembre arriveranno e potranno essere distribuiti i fumetti del FCBD. Noi oviamente inizieremo a spedirli a partire dal 14/07 e, a quel punto, man mano che arriveranno. Chi li ha già in casella sappia che, ancora, li terremo da parte per spedizioni antecedenti la data iniziale fissata ma verranno “liberati” come scritto a metà Luglio.

Rammentiamo che spediremo gli albi ai clienti che già lo hanno chiesto nei tempi. Avremo delle limitatissime scorte extra che allocheremo a nostro giudizio.

Segue la notizia ufficiale Diamond.

Free Comic Book Day 2020 to Take Place July 15 through September 9

Free Comic Book Day, the comic book industry’s largest annual promotional event, is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. However, the impact and spread of COVID-19 prevented the event from being celebrated at its normal time this year. Now, the beloved event has been rescheduled and reworked to take place throughout July and early September in order to accommodate social-distancing and store capacity regulations across the country, effectively making it Free Comic Book Summer!

Scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 9, comic shops will receive five to six Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments during each week of the promotional window. Release of these titles may vary from shop to shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may release one free title a day, may make all of that week’s free titles available at once, or any other plan that works for them. Free Comic Book Summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and fans can get the most out the event.

“Every year, Free Comic Book Day is our big event to thank current comics fans, welcome back former fans and invite those new to comics to join the fun,” said Joe Field, originator of FCBD, and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. “In this very different year, Free Comic Book Day is more like Free Comic Book Summer… and there’s so much fun to discover in this year’s FCBD comics! So many cool stories are available for this stretched-out Free Comic Book Day 2020. I’m confident long-time fans and newcomers alike are going to find a story that’ll make them want to visit their local comic shop every week! Fans, bring your friends and family and head to your local comic shop every week starting July 15 through September 9 to check out the new, and fantastic, free comics available that week!”

Free Comic Book Summer will feature 45 of the previously announced titles from publishers like Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC, and more! The 45 titles are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes and run the gamut from superhero stories, to TV and movie tie-ins, to sci-fi adventures, all-ages tales, and beyond. There will also be two educational support titles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Gemstone Publishing.

A complete listing of all 45 FCBD titles, including the 10 Gold Sponsor and 35 Silver Sponsor comic books, can be viewed online at www.freecomicbookday.com. A release schedule of when titles will be hitting comic shops is available below!

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