Pandemics aside, Free Comic Book Day is always on the first Saturday of May, and so is 2023, May 6. It’s nice to have it confirmed. And that’s what Diamond Comic Distributors did today, talking to comic book store owners.
At the Diamond Retailer luncheon today at San Diego Comic-Con, we just got confirmation, as well as the message that the Halloween event that looks a bit like Free Comic Book Day will only be online this year. So don’t expect a lot of mini-comics giving away at comic book stores this year, but look forward to returning excitedly in 2024, looks like…
Okay guys and gals, chaps and chapesses, get dirty with this. Today is the return of the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, like we haven’t seen it since 2019. I mean, comic book stores certainly had lunch during that period, but not on Diamond Comic Distributors’ dime and not in San Diego. During that time they have also lost a number of publishers such as DC Comics and IDW, although Marvel remains very friendly. No sign of Dark Horse, Image, Dynamite however, as well as Marvel, it’s just AfterShock, Valiant and Boom Studios sponsoring this. It seems that Bleeding Cool is the only press that has appeared, with Jimmy Leszczynski and his son Jimmy Leszczynski. Let’s see what they all have to say… and you can read all about it by following the Bleeding Cool Diamond Retailer Lunch tag. Stay tuned!