VIZ Media proudly announces its participation and support for Free Comic Book Day 2018 with a special sampler featuring excusive excerpts from two of the company’s most popular manga properties, MY HERO ACADEMIA and RWBY.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5th at thousands of locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests in to independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers should visit to find local participating retailers in their area.

VIZ Media supports Free Comic Book Day 2018 with the following FREE exclusive manga sampler (available while supplies last).


A special Silver Level Sponsor sampler containing excerpts from MY HERO ACADEMIA and RWBY.

The hit manga series MY HERO ACADEMIA asks the question… What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Dive into this acclaimed series by Kohei Horikoshi!

RWBY features artwork by the famed manga creator Shirow Miwa and is inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and producedby Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. In RWBY, the world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training.

Don’t miss VIZ Media’s release of the RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 1 RED LIKE ROSES in print and digital editions on May 15th. The latest volume of MY HERO ACADEMIA (Vol. 13) will be available for purchase on June 5th.

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