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Marvel Announces Secret Empire & Spectacular Spider-Man For Free Comic Book Day 2017

Secret Empire FCBD 1 Cover

Marvel continues to strengthen their free comic book day offerings as they announced a Secret Empire free comic book day exclusive as well as a sneak peek of the new Spider-Man series Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. These new additions join the special Free Comic Book day edition of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Free Comic Book Day 2017 is May 6th. Make sure to head to your local retailer if you're interested in grabbing what are sure to be a very sought after freebie.

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Come To Free Comic Book Day!

Details of Marvel’s Gold Tier FCBD Title Revealed!

New York, NY—February 14th, 2017 — The biggest heroes, the biggest creators, and the biggest stories are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017! Featuring blockbuster lead-in stories for the premier comic event of 2017 and a thrilling new beginning for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, SECRET EMPIRE FCBD #1 is your entry into two of the year’s biggest titles!


“Free Comic Book Day is one of the best opportunities available to bring in both new and lapsed fans,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It’s a chance to set up new stories and status quos, as well as show off new and exciting titles. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to bring two additional original stories to Free Comic Book Day this year. Secret Empire and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man are poised to be two of the year’s biggest books, and we can’t wait for fans to get a sneak peek at both.


First, the Marvel Universe is under siege from the greatest threat it has ever known! Everything has been leading to this as Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring the entire Marvel Universe together for the highly-anticipated SECRET EMPIRE series! UNITED THEY STAND against a common foe, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Defenders, the Champions, the Inhumans, Spider-Man and more must hold together as an unwavering front! Yet even their combined might may not be enough to withstand the awesome power of Hydra!


Then, after his globetrotting adventures Spider-Man has returned to his friendly neighborhood as Chip Zdarsky and Paulo Siqueira present a sneak peek at PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN! A new companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker is back in the Big Apple he's brought the Ol' Parker Luck with him! Don't miss your first taste of this back-to-basics and high-flying ongoing series!


SECRET EMPIRE FCBD #1 joins ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 on Free Comic Book Day to bring you four completely original, can’t-miss tales that will have fans everywhere captivated and talking! Whether it’s the swinging into action with the one-and-only Spider-Man, or getting your first taste of Hydra’s sinister secret plot – no fan can afford to miss this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles – available May 6th at participating comic shops!

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