Marvel Comics will release the comics it produced for Free Comic Book Day in July, the company announced.  The originally scheduled date for Free Comic Book Day, May 2, passed during a period when Diamond Comic Distributors and most retailers were closed or under operating restrictions.  The event has not been rescheduled, with Diamond parent GFE CEO Steve Geppi telling ICv2 last month that Diamond was canvassing on preferred dates with a likely date in the Fall (see "ICv2 Interview: Geppi Family Enterprises CEO Steve Geppi, Part 4").  Now Marvel has taken things into its own hands and is releasing its FCBD books next month, presumably to keep them ahead of the new comic titles they’re promoting.

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men #1, with one story written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Pepe Larraz, and a second written by Tom Taylor with art by Iban Coello, will street on July 15.  The story by Hickman and Larraz leads into the X of Swords crossover.

Free Comic Book Day020: Spider-Man/Venom #1, written by Donny Cates and Jed McKay with art by Ryan Stegman and Patrick Gleason, will be released on July 22.  The story leads into upcoming storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat.  Like Marvel’s other FCBD release, this issue will include two stories.