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It’s Free Comic Book Day for Marvel and Retailers this July

This July, readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting new titles with brand-new stories for free at participating comic shops! Originally part of May’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will be now be releasing two never-before-seen titles for fans to get a first look at some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming events. Each issue will contain two separate extraordinary tales involving the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more by Marvel’s most acclaimed creators!

Available on July 15, Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men will feature a brand-new X-MEN story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into the game-changing X OF Swords crossover! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello. The comic will be available on July 15.

And on July 22, Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man, and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more! The comic will be released on July 22.

The comics will be available to retailers as part of their “Back in Action” program.

Around the Tubes

Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

It’s new comic book day! Yes, there’s not new comic on store shelves but there is new comics on digital shelves! While you want for the reviews to roll in, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Diamond, Alliance Furlough Employees – Our thoughts are with those impacted.

Newsarama – Donny Cates Buys An Entire Comic Shop’s Pull List for Customers – Alternate headline, “Donny Cates does what customers should have been doing.”

CBLDF – Retailer Resource: Put Your Comic Shop Online – Some handy materials for those wondering.

CBLDF – Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar – More material to help the industry.

Reviews

The Beat – The Dark Matter of Mona Starr
Geek Dad – Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

Preview: Thor #4

Thor #4

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THOR’S GREATEST ENEMY – AND THE UNIVERSE’S ONLY SAVIOR – REVEALED!

The Black Winter is coming – the end of the entire vast universe – and only one entity can stop it. The only one who has survived it before, Galactus the World-Eater, has come to Midgard…in search of a herald for the end of everything.

Thor #4

Exclusive Preview: Venom #24

Venom #24

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE WAR WITHIN! VENOM ISLAND CONTINUES!

• Cletus Kasady may be gone, but CARNAGE is another story – and its evil has infected Venom and the entire ISLAND OF BONES.
• As every living thing on the island hunts him, Eddie Brock may have no choice but to burn it – and everything he holds dear – to the ground…

Venom #24

Olivier Coipel’s Thor #4 Cover Delivers a Brutal Showdown Between Friends

Writer Donny Cates and artist Nic Klein’s critically acclaimed run on Thor continues next month as the crushing weight of Thor’s new responsibilities as King of Asgard AND Herald of Galactus lead to him facing off against one of his most trusted allies, Sif. Get your first look at this intense brawl in Olivier Coipel’s cover below as well as brand-new interior pages from Nic Klein and Matt Wilson. Plus, in this issue readers will finally meet the terrifying cosmic threat that has caused Thor to embark on his latest legendary quest… That’s right, the universe-destroying Black Winter has arrived!

Don’t miss a single issue of the Thor story that will be told in the pubs of Asgard for millennia to come. Thor #3 hits stands tomorrow and Thor #4 goes on sale March 11th!

Thor #4

Preview: Venom #23

Venom #23

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

VENOM ISLAND COMES ALIVE!

• They say there’s no rest for the wicked, and few creatures in the Marvel Universe are as wicked as CARNAGE.
• Face front, readers — the seeds of next year’s VENOM event are already beginning to grow…

Venom #23

Preview: Thor #3

Thor #3

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!

It’s Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor’s old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds – and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?

Thor #3

Marvel Reveals the Covers to Their Two Free Comic Book Day Titles

Readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting titles on this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Marvel will put out two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. Longtime readers as well as newcomers will be delighted to see our most popular characters from the X-Men to Spider-Man in extraordinary tales by our most acclaimed creators!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men will feature a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom

Preview: Thor #2

Thor #2

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!

Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god – a king – from his bloody duty.

Thor #2

Preview: Venom #22

Venom #22

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“VENOM ISLAND” PART II

• Donny Cates’ VENOM epic continues in grand fashion after ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, joined by industry legend and celebrated VENOM artist Mark Bagley.
• That’s all you’re getting out of us for this one, True Believers! After all, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE isn’t quite over yet…

Venom #22
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