To ease the burden on retailers, Diamond will distribute Free Comic Book Day billing for participating U.S. and Canadian shops across two invoices.

Participating retailers will be billed via price adjustments once before and once after FCBD. The first invoice, for Gold Sponsor titles, (see “FCBD 2018 Gold Sponsor Comics”), will arrive on April 25. The second invoice, for Silver Sponsor titles, will arrive on May 9.

“Many retailers have requested in the past to delay billing for Free Comic Book Day books due to the large cost involved with that week’s invoice,” said Roger Fletcher, VP of Sales and Marketing. “We’re happy that we can oblige, and hopefully splitting the invoice cost to before and after the event will ease the burden on retailers, so they can concentrate on having an exciting and successful Free Comic Book Day event.”

The 17th annual Free Comic Book Day will be May 5.