A few days ago I shared the news about the postponement of the annual “Free Comic Book Day” based on the current infiltration of the Coronavirus Pandemic. If you missed that one based on all the news coming at us please click HERE to be up to speed. In light of this, here is an update from the folks at Dynamite Entertainment.
The Press Release:
Starting today Dynamite will offer select first issues for free through ComiXology over the next few weeks, for fans quarantined or practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You know we love the comic book stuff over here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ and when there is a free comic book to be snagged at your participating comic book retailer, you know we want to share the news with you. Starting today (which is also New Comic Book Day), customers at numerous shops can get themselves a brand spanking new first issue of “World Of Krypton”. Take a look at the cover art below.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Collectors might be interested in knowing that this is a reprint of a series that went by the same name back in 1987 and featured art and story by John Byrne and Mike Mignola. This issue comes with a spiffy exclusive new cover by Jason Badower. There is also a first-look at the new series which we’ve shared some posts about too. Click HERE for those trailers. I think this new series might be good and remember it airs on SyFy on 3/21.
As the excitement gets more amped up for the upcoming “Black Panther” film, it was not a surprise to learn that Marvel Comics would be releasing a special free issue in honor of the film. Check out the recently released press details and images. I’ll return at the close as I usually do.
The Press Release:
Just in time for the leader of Wakanda to stage center stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel is excited to announce the release of BLACK PANTHER – START HERE, a FREE sampler celebrating Black Panther stories across the Marvel Universe. Featuring excerpts from Marvel’s current Black Panther ongoing series, as well as World of Wakanda, Black Panther and the Crew, and portions from Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.’s Black Panther run, BLACK PANTHER – START HERE serves to introduce brand new readers to the character’s expansive 50-year Marvel history, while long-time fans will be able to relive some of T’Challa’s most epic adventures. THE FREE BLACK PANTHER – START HERE sampler will be available to retailers on January 31st in local comic shops!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: One of the main things that I enjoy about all of our comic book posts is the chance to direct you to the one-dollar comics and the various freebie issues that are hitting the racks on a semi-regular basis. Adding the great Black Panther to the mix of these free offerings is simply awesome. Remember that you’re not going to find this at any old location and you must go to your local comic shop retailer and hope that they will be participating in the freebie offering. I’m sure that most retailers will have it and you have time to ask around since it will be available at the end of the month. When you get your copy be sure to give back some thanks to the retailer by purchasing a couple of other titles or perhaps even some bags and backing boards. Are you excited for the “Black Panther” movie and the freebie issue? Let me know down in the comments section below. Till next time.
So about a week ago I had seen some buzz across the comic book webs about an upcoming free comic from the folks at IDW Publishing and Schick Razorblades if you can believe it. Since I haven’t seen said issue in my local shop yet, I felt that it was still safe to share this information with you since my shop is famous for getting any of the freebie treats that the companies are dishing out. Take a look at the cover and the premise below. I’ll close up with some thoughts afterwards.
Well, it’s actually tomorrow but I felt that it would be better to get the word out for the masses the night before so you collectors can make your plans for some adventures at your neighborhood comic book shops. So what is “Free Comic Book Day” you might ask?