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Diamond Estimates 1.5 Million Free Comic Book Day Attendees

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, May 22 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Diamond Estimates 1.5 Million Free Comic Book Day Attendees

59% of shops reported their best sales of the year on FCBD.

Source: Diamond

Free Comic Book Day took place on May 5 and Diamond Comic Distributors, the "non-monopoly" in charge of distributing comics and co-ordinating FCBD has reported that the event was a rousing success. They estimate 1.5 million people attended and received 5.3 million comics at 2,428 locations. 

Diamond also estimates that $5 million in free advertising was generated for the comics industry, leaving out the fact that the advertising isn't free as the shops needed to buy the comics themselves.

According to a self-reported survey, over 90% of retailers reported the event as "extremely positive" or "positive." While 59% of retailers reported that FCBD was their best sales day of the year.

Next year's Free Comic Book Day is set for May 4, 2019.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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