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    Free Comic Book Day is the one day a year where participating comic book shops in America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into the store.

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    Free Comic Book Day last edited by pikahyper on 05/05/19 12:32PM View full history

    Held annually on the first Saturday in May to promote comic books to the general public, it was first held in 2002.

    1. May 4, 2002
    2. May 3, 2003
    3. May 3, 2004
    4. May 7, 2005
    5. May 6, 2006
    6. May 5, 2007
    7. May 3, 2008
    8. May 2, 2009
    9. May 1, 2010
    10. May 7, 2011
    11. May 5, 2012
    12. May 4, 2013
    13. May 3, 2014
    14. May 2, 2015
    15. May 7, 2016 (50 official comics)
    16. May 6, 2016 (50 official comics)
    17. May 6, 2017
    18. May 4, 2018 (53 official comics (two not listed))

    Germany, Austria and Switzerland hold a similar event that started in 2010 called Gratis Comic Tag (Free Comic Day) that takes place on the second Saturday of each May (a week later then the American FCBD). Gratis Comic Tag produced 30 free titles its first year and increased up to 44 in its second year (2011), for this years event (May 12, 2012) 30 titles are slated for release.

    1. May 8, 2010
    2. May 14, 2011
    3. May 12, 2012

    The first annual Free Comic Book Day event in Flanders and the Netherlands debuted May 5th, 2012 and unlike its American counterpart this event lasted the entire weekend. To start with seven titles were offered for free: Carmen mc Callum, Dwarf, Gil St. Andre, Het best van Oogachtend, Portugal, Storm and the Walking Dead.

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