Marvel has released a new look at their Free Comic Book Day offerings this year. The publisher's offerings on May 7th will include "FCBD Civil War II" #1 and "FCBD Captain America" #1, both of which will feature only brand new content. The former will kick off Marvel's big summer event, "Civil War II" and the latter will reintroduce Steve Rogers as Captain America again.
Additionally, Marvel has reported that their FCBD orders have totaled nearly 1 million units. "Year after year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be one of our most successful tools for engaging fans and the industry with things on the horizon for the Marvel Universe," said Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in the announcement. "With Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' film hitting theaters that same weekend, we're excited to give fans a peek into the upcoming 'Civil War II' comic event as well as the new 'Captain America: Steve Rogers' series. Plus some exciting happenings for 'Amazing Spider-Man' and 'All-New, All-Different Avengers.'"
"FCBD Civil War II" #1 will feature a lead story by Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung as well as a back-up by Mark Waid and Alan Davis that sees the debut of the all-new Wasp. "FCBD Captain America" #1 comes from Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz; that issue's back-up story comes from Dan Slott and Javier Garron and previews "Amazing Spider-Man's" upcoming "Dead No More" storyline.
Free Comic Book Day 2016 takes place on May 7.
Official Press Release
Marvel's 2016 Free Comic Book Day - Nearly 1 Million Copies Ordered!Plus Get Your First Look Inside These Highly Anticipated Issues!
New York, NY-February 29th, 2016- Free Comic Book Day 2016 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe. With two can't miss titles -FCBD Civil War II #1 and FCBD Captain America #1 - Marvel is bringing the best creators and the boldest stories to the festivities. But first, Marvel is pleased to announce that Free Comic Book Day orders have totaled nearly 1 million units, and we're celebrating by providing fans their first look at the four stories waiting for them on May 7th.
"Year after year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be one of our most successful tools for engaging fans and the industry with things on the horizon for the Marvel Universe," says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. "With Marvel'sCaptain America: Civil War film hitting theaters that same weekend, we're excited to give fans a peek into the upcoming Civil War II comic event as well as the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series. Plus some exciting happenings for Amazing Spider-Man and All-New, All-Different Avengers."
Featuring only brand new content, Free Comic Book Day is your first taste of the massive events, storylines and new series set to debut later this year! First,FCBD Civil War II #1 ignites the fuse of the blockbuster comics event of 2016. Be there as Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung beat the drums of war and fire the opening shots! Then, don't miss the exciting second story of that issue as Mark Waid and Alan Davis introduce you to the all-new Wasp! Who is she? And what does it mean for the All-New, All-Different Avengers? Then, pick up the shield as Steve Rogers steps back into the spotlight in FCBD Captain America #1. The original Sentinel of Liberty has returned, be there for one of his first missions back on the job - brought to you by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz! Finally, Dan Slott and Javier Garron bring you the prelude to DEAD NO MORE, this year's Earth-shattering Amazing Spider-Man storyline!
"We're so thrilled to be able to bring our biggest guns to this year's Free Comic Book Day stories," says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel. "Thank you to retailers for their support in ordering nearly one million copies of these titles and continuing to bring new fans into stores. Believe us, all four of these stories across both issues will set up some big things to come in the Marvel Universe. You won't be disappointed."
Want to be on the front lines of what's happening in the Marvel Universe this year? Then you don't want to miss these! Make yours Marvel with FCBD Captain America #1 and FCBD Civil War II #1, available exclusively in comic shops on May 7th!
FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK WAIDArt by JIM CHEUNG & ALAN DAVISCover by JIM CHEUNGOnly in Comic Shops May 7th!
FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1Written by NICK SPENCER & DAN SLOTTArt by JESUS SAIZ & JAVIER GARRONCover by JESUS SAIZOnly in Comic Shops May 7th!