DC has yet to reveal a new release date for its FCBD title, Generation Zero, which features former Flash Wally West becoming the new Doctor Manhattan. We’ll keep you updated as more announcements are made.
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Free Comic Book Day 2020 has been postponed to an unspecified date later in the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Diamond Comic Distributors made the announcement on their website on Thursday. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2.
“The severity and timing of the impact of the COVID-19 virus can’t be predicted with any certainty, but the safety of our retailer partners and comic book fans is too important to risk,” Diamond Founder and CEO Steve Geppi said in a statement. “As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm for and support of the comic industry’s best event and look forward to celebrating with you later in the Summer.”
20 Most Anticipated Comics of 2020
47 different comics have been announced for Free Comic Book Day. The Free Comic Book Day website lists comics featuring X-Men, Spider-Man, Donald Duck, Riverdale, Street Fighter, My Little Pony, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Bloodshot, with even more available on the day.
Marvel is planning to launch new storylines for X-Men and Spider-Man on Free Comic Book Day. X-Men #1 comes from House of X writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Pepe Larraz. A press release from February said it “will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X.”
As for DC, they were planning a big event for the Flash on Free Comic Book Day that would followup the Flash Forward miniseries. DC says the comic “lays the foundation for even more seismic-level changes in the DC Universe.” Marvel and DC haven’t announced any release changes due to Free Comic Book Day’s delay at this time.
Check out IGN’s list of the 20 most anticipated comics of 2020 and be sure to read these 25 issues while binging Comixology Unlimited.
While it’s always great to support local comic book stores, now is the best time to stay at home and go through some comics digitally. IGN has rounded up links to various charities and tips on how to stay safe during these times.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN who will be ready to support local comic book stores when everything’s back up and ready.