This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and we’re counting it down here at What makes this year’s FCBD so special? Well, we could never think to sum everything up in one little paragraph. But maybe if you gave us five…


#1 – New Faces

Get a glimpse of the future and a look at some new characters inside of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 FCBD EDITION.  Among these new faces is Pandora! You’ve been wondering about her since her appearances in FLASHPOINT and all throughout THE NEW 52. Place your bets now about what role she plays in the story…but she does take up nearly half of Jim Lee’s FCBD cover.


#2 – Superman Family Adventures


FCBD is your first chance to see this exciting new all-ages series from Art Baltazar and Franco, the creators behind TINY TITANS. We’ll be previewing it in our DC NATION SUPERMAN FAMILY FLIP BOOK. Be sure to pick it up. You can even say it’s for your kids. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)


#3 – Jim Lee’s Custom Shirt Design


Jim’s design is a homage to a classic piece by José Luis García-López, but you don’t need to know that to appreciate it. You just need to be a fan of the Justice League. Or of great art in general.


#4 – Creator Signings and Other FCBD Festivities


One of the best things about FCBD is how, for many comic shops, it’s become a bonafide event with creator signings, panel discussions, art workshops and cosplay. Check in with your local comic store for plans and schedules. They may have something really cool planned for Saturday. And if the cashier dressed as Plastic Man isn’t enough, there’s always…


#5 – Free Comics!!!


The whole point of Free Comic Book Day is to celebrate our love of comics, support our favorite comic shops and to invite a few other people to the party. Let’s face it, even your most comic-resistant friends are going to have a hard time passing up free books, and there are so many to choose from. So don’t be shy about inviting friends, don’t be afraid to try out something new, but above all else…DON’T MISS OUT!