While June 18 (the Saturday after Batman Begins) had its supporters, in the end a clear majority chose to hold Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2005 on the first Saturday in May. In polling conducted on the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Services Area (http://retailer.diamondcomics.com), retailers voted for a May 7, 2005 date for FCBD 2005.
The FCBD Committee would like to thank comic book specialty retailers for taking the time to consider the options offered on the ballot.
The final results of the voting are as follows:
The FCBD Committee will begin working to arrange for the fourth annual promotion on May 7. Look for further updates in Diamond Daily and other Diamond publications as information becomes available.