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Published June 4, 2020

Marvel & Comic Book Retailers to Provide Free X-Men and Spider-Man/Venom Comic Books in Comic Shops This July

Previously scheduled to release on Free Comic Book Day in May, these never-before-seen stories will set up some of the biggest moments coming to the Marvel Universe!

This July, readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting new titles with brand-new stories for free at participating comic shops! Originally part of May’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will be now be releasing two never-before-seen titles for fans to get a first look at some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming events. Each issue will contain two separate extraordinary tales involving the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more by Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! 

Available on July 15, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN will feature a brand-new X-MEN story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into the game-changing X OF SWORDS crossover! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN

And on July 22, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in VENOM, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and BLACK CAT from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKayPatrick Gleason and more! 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM

More details will be shared with retailers this week on how to receive these titles as part of Marvel’s Back in Action program.

Before picking up these new titles from your favorite comic shop, be sure to ask about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com or by visiting Marvel.com/LoveComicShops

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN #1 (JAN200008)                                                        
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN and TOM TAYLOR 
Art by PEPE LARRAZ and IBAN COELLO 
Available July 15

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 (JAN200033)
Written by DONNY CATES and JED MCKAY
Art by RYAN STEGMAN and PATRICK GLEASON 
Available July 22

For Marvel’s most up-to-date release schedule for your favorite comics, visit Marvel.com

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