Free Comic Book Day is the biggest event in the comic book industry when participating comic book specialty shops across North America give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
This year, the event takes place on August 14, 2021, and there are three comics that may be of interest to the Star Wars and Marvel fans that read this blog:
AVENGERS: HULK #1
In a land beyond time, a shining tower stands, deploying its operatives across the Multiverse to hold against the encroaching darkness! Who is the mysterious Avenger Prime, and how will his advent impact on the past, the present, and the very future of the mighty Avengers?
Writers: Donny Cates, Jason Aaron
Artists: Ryan Ottley, Iban Coello
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES
Join Yoda, Buckets o’ Blood, and their Padawan learners as they go on an adventure to help maintain peace during the glory days of the Republic, in a prelude to IDW’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures series. This takes place prior to the Skywalker saga.
Writers: Daniel Jose Older
Artists: Harvey Tolibao, Nick Brokenshire
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC: GUARDIANS WHILLS
Presiding over the Kyber Temple on Jedha, the Guardians of the Whills, Baze Malbus and Chirrut mwe, had hoped to maintain a peaceful balance despite the growing presence of the Empire in their Holy City. Yet they struggle to stay true to the Force as stormtroopers threaten to take over. Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills introduces Baze and Chirrut before they meet the Rebellion members who turn the tide in the fight against the Empire in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Writers: Shima Shinya, Justina Ireland, Jon Tsuei
Artists: Mizuki Sakakibara, Subaru
Quantities are limited for each comic, so I suggest you arrive at the store as soon as possible for the best chance at getting the ones you want. There will usually be a 1 per person limit per comic, as well.
To find the store closest to you, visit the Official Free Comic Book Day Store Locator to find a list of participating shops close to you.