New York State Senator Brad Hoylman issues official proclamation!

Marvel Comics and New York City are forever intertwined.

Marvel was founded in New York, and the Big Apple has inspired Marvel settings, stories, and characters for decades—from the Sanctum Sanctorum in the West Village, to the Baxter Building in Midtown, to Miles Morales’ home in Brooklyn.

Marvel is honored to announce that, this weekend, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman issued a proclamation to celebrate comic books, Marvel Comics, and the industry’s overall contributions to the arts and cultural communities of New York City! On Free Comic Book Day 2018, Senator Hoylman formally presented the proclamation at Midtown Comics, located in Times Square.

Read the official proclamation below!

 

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Get free Captain America, Spider-Man, and Avengers stories on Saturday, May 5!

Get ready, True Believers—Saturday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day 2018!

To celebrate, local comic book shops everywhere will be offering some brand-new Marvel stories featuring your favorite characters! Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “Marvel’s two Free Comic Book Day releases feature the inaugural installments of our new AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN series, by our very finest talent! These aren’t pulled from the first issues in question, they’re entirely new stories done especially for the FCBD issue! So don’t be caught short!”

Watch the video above as the stars of “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger”, Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt, give you a different look at what’s on offer at your local shop tomorrow! Then read on for a closer look at the books below.

Free Comic Book Day CAPTAIN AMERICA, by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu, is the first issue of this all-star duo’s run with Steve Rogers! Teeing up a story that begins with CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 on July 4, Coates—writer of BLACK PANTHER—joins Yu for a fresh perspective on the Sentinel of Liberty.

Free Comic Book Day AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, by Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Laura Martin, kicks off another new creative team’s run with an iconic Marvel super hero—Peter Parker! Artist Ryan Ottley makes his Marvel debut alongside renowned writer Nick Spencer ahead of their July 11 launch of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1!

Free Comic Book Day AVENGERS, by Jason Aaron, Sara Pichelli, and Justin Ponsor, unites Earth’s Mightiest Heroes around the “Big Three” super heroes of the Marvel Universe—Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man! Jump on board with this special issue as Jason Aaron continues his brand-new run alongside the super squad!

Free Comic Book Day MARVEL RISING #0, by Devin Grayson and Marco Failla, with a cover from Helen Chen, as Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl meet for the first time in a twist of fate, discovering each other’s secret identities in a classic super hero first meeting!

Find your local comic shop with the Store Locator on FreeComicBookDay.com to see where you’ll be able to get in on the FCBD party! See you Saturday!

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