It’s Free Comic Book Day on Saturday 4th May in your favourite comic shop. You can see what Free Comics are available here.
Comic Shops up and down the country will also be having special events on the day, signings and sales on their comics, so it’s a good day to pop by if you are a regular or haven’t been for a while. DownTheTubes have a comic shop map if you are looking for one closest to you here.
ComicScene Magazine want to help Comic Shops all year round. Why not add the Magazine to your pull list / standing order when in store. The latest Diamond / Previews code for shops is MAY193327. Your order helps us support this website, our Podcast, our writers/artists and promote comics on the High Street. If a shop orders 10 copies or more we are also going to give them free advertising in the magazine in our new Comic Shop classified section from June. We are pleased to say this offer is open to comic shops such as Gosh! who have been stocking over ten copies of ComicScene since we started. Look what they have on Free Comic Book Day.
If you can’t buy the magazine in shops then please order it at your local newsagent, pick up at selected WHSmith, McColls or Easons or get online here.
Comic Shops can also contact us direct to know more about the distribution/advertising promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve been counting down to Free Comic Day with our own celebrations this week.
The latest issue of ComicScene features Free Comic Book Day and Funny Pages from Rebellion and Doctor Who from Titan.
On Monday ComicScene publisher Tony Foster appeared on the Comics For The Apocalypse Podcast, the Desert Island Discs of Podcasts with added deadly danger! You can listen to it here.
On Tuesday we launched our own ComicScene Podcast with Episode 7. This is the first of three weeks of Podcasts with an extra one on 7th May with a Dundee University Student Takeover Special looking at the comic archives of Dundee Uni. Listen to Episode 7 here.
Wednesday was our first birthday! 9 issues, one Annual, one Podcast and a Yancy St Award for Best Specialist Publication we are still here. But we do need your continued support so please, please, please do buy a copy every month or subscribe. We recently launched our new shop and you can order your copy monthly, along with your comics and if you buy your copy in print you will now get a free digital copy too for your mobile, tablet or desktop. Order at www.getmycomics.com/ComicScene
You can read our very first three issues of ComicScene Vol 1 for FREE here.
Also on Wednesday this week ComicScene Podcast host Phillip Vaughan appeared on the Where Eagles Dare Podcast in which they reflected on all the new Eagle photostory issues before embarking on the next stage of their look at 80’s Eagle. Listen here.
Wednesday also saw a preview of ComicScene Issue 4 – 80 pages featuring a 16 page pull out of the new comic from Simon Furman and Geoff Senior. The issue will include an exclusive preview of To The Death, Free Pull Out Poster and interview with the creators. So good, you might have to order two. We also previewed the comic strips we will be running in a series of summer specials throughout June to August. Read all about that and all the latest comic news on this very website! Don’t forget you could also be providing the art for our Batman and Joker Covers in August and September – find out more here.
From today we will be sending out our second volume of Crikey! Collected. You can order your 200+ page copy in print or digital now alongside Issue 1 and pre order issues 3 & 4, which includes a 100+ page issue of Crikey! that has never been seen in print, at our new shop website here.
Don’t forget you can also order back issues of ComicScene on the site, including Vol 2 Issues 0,1 & 2 in a multipack. You can set up an account and register for regular news and special offers from our new shop site here.
ComicScene will also be available to purchase at MCM ComicCon in London this May too! We are also up for a award at Portsmouth ComicCon on the 4th May too! More news about all the winners when we have them.
So that’s been our week leading up to Free Comic Book Day! We plan to share as much as we can on Facebook, twitter and instagram so please tag us in and follow us there too!