With this year's Free Comic Book Day being in August, rather than May as has been traditional, for COVID reasons, publishers have more time to whip up readers, old and new, into a frenzy with their title revelations.
This week saw Marvel unmaking the cover art of their new FCBD offerings: Spider-Man/Venom art (above) from Patrick Gleason, and an Avengers/Hulk cover (below) from Ryan Ottley.
"...this year Marvel Comics will release two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. These exciting tales will provide perfect entry points for new readers to the thrilling ongoing sagas of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Venom, and the Hulk and give comic fans their first glimpse at the exciting new eras for their favourite characters.
"These issues will shape the Marvel Universe as we know it with direct connections to the year’s biggest upcoming storylines.
"Crafted by some of Marvel Universe’s chief architects including Jason Aaron and Chip Zdarsky and many more surprises and featuring art by superstars like Marvel’s Stormbreaker Iban Coello and Greg Smallwood, Free Comic Book Day 2021: Avengers/Hulk and Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom will be must-have for fans."