Free Comic Book Day 2020 is working a little differently this year. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic resulted in shelter-in-place orders in May 2020, which kept it from occurring on May 2, 2020. This time, to help encourage social distancing and give people more chances to get comics, it will be held between July 15 and September 9, 2020. Instead of all free samples being distributed at once, a handful of comics will be doled out over a series of weeks, with 45 total books distributed.
Here are the official descriptions and dates for some of the more notable, video game-related titles that will have samples available during Free Comic Book Day 2020. There are previews for some of the books, like Udon’s Street Fighter issue, available at the official site.
- July 15, 2020: Power Rangers: The Road to Ranger Slayer: Meet The Ranger Slayer–AKA Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, from the alternate universe ruled by Lord Dakkon! Discover her full origin story, collected together for the first time with content from Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9-12 and the exclusive short story from the sold-out Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition.
- July 22, 2020: Horizon Zero Dawn: An exclusive lead-in story to the brand-new Horizon: Zero Dawn ongoing comic series! Discover a far-future Earth full of epic natural beauty, where awe-inspiring machines are the dominant species. Talanah, Sunhawk of the Hunters Lodge, struggles to find purpose after Aloy, her trusted friend, disappears. When a mysterious new threat emerges in the wilds, she returns to her roots as a hunter to defeat it, only to learn that a whole new breed of mechanized killers stalks the land!
- August 19, 2020: Street Fighter #100: Ryu Versus Chun-Li: Between them, Ryu and Chun-Li have faced every relentless rival, villainous despot, and monstrous creature in the Street Fighter universe. Now, for the first time, these two martial arts masters square off in the ultimate fan-service fueled fight! UDON’s 100th Street Fighter comic is a celebration filled with clashes, cameos, and conflict!
- September 2, 2020: Naruto with Samurai 8: Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja! Samurai 8: Becoming a samurai seems like an impossible dream for Hachimaru, a boy who can’t even survive without the help of his father. But when a samurai cat appears before him, his whole life changes! A legendary manga creator and a rising star come together to bring you this science fiction samurai epic!
- September 9, 2020: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess with Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light! Plus: Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show, a new series based on the world of Splatoon, the hit video game series from Nintendo!
Free Comic Book Day 2020 will begin on July 15, 2020, and it will run until September 9, 2020.