FCBD 2017 – Tate’s Comics

InvestComics stopped over at Tate’s Comics in Boynton Beach Florida for FCBD (Free Comic Book Day). We handed out some free bracelets to help Tate’s celebrate with the fans waiting to get into their North location. Their South location in Lauderhill is homebase and it was crazy there too. You can see many pics coming in on their Facebook page right HERE and their website right HERE. If you’re ever in South Florida, be sure to go to the best comic shop in Florida!
InvestComics correspondent; Josh Onimus was there to take the pics. Check out the short vid we shared on our Instagram page as well as our other social media outlets.
Below is a new video of all the great shots Josh captured. Enjoy!

FCBD 2016 Hot Picks

FCBD 2016

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Back by popular demand! Free Comic Book Day Hot Picks! 
Each year we look through the free comics that are given out on Free Comic Book Day by your local comic shop and pick out the best of the best for reading and speculation.
If you are unable to grab your Free comic book, you can click on the RED link or comic cover to see if it is available on Ebay from any and all ebay sellers.
Here are this years comics to check out!


FCBD 2016

Rom #0 (IDW) – Rom is back from the doldrums of obscurity thanks to IDW Publishing. The all new Rom begins here! InvestComics gave fans a Rom checklist a few week’s back. Check that out right HERE.

Valiant 4001 A.D. (Valiant Entertainment) – Valiant crams a whole lot of goodies into one freebie comic. Must check this one out.

Assassin’s Creed (Titan Comics) – Titan Comics delivers two all new stories.

Suicide Squad #1 (DC Comics) – A great way to get your hands on a reading copy of this great series.

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Rom #1

Rom #1

Suicide Squad #1

Suicide Squad #1

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4001 A.D.

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed










Avengers #1 (Civil War II) – A must get. The second appearance of the New Wasp. The first appearance is covered in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #423! The “must get” here is an introduction of an all new character. That intro story will be from writer Mark Waid and artist Alan Davis. Pick this up!

Camp Midnight #1 (Image Comics) – A new story from writer Steven T. Seagle and artist Jason Adam Katzenstein.

Doctor Who: Four Doctors (Titan Comics) – Doctor Who fans rejoice! 4 all new stories!

Bruce Lee The Dragon Rises #1 (Darby Pop) – The ultimate legend gets the comic book treatment.

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Civil War II


Camp Midnight #1

Camp Midnight #1

Doctor Who Four Doctors

Doctor Who

Bruce Lee The Dragon Rises #1

Bruce Lee




Captain America #1 (Marvel Comics) – This comic features a prelude to a new event for Marvel called “Dead No More”.

Spectrum #0 (Automatic Pictures Publishing) – Here’s an “actual” first issue of a 4 issue mini-series.

Space Goat Presents: Dark Lily & Friends (Space Goat Productions) – Here is the first appearance of Dark Lily.

DC Super Hero Girls #1 (DC Comics) – DC will appeal to the young girls with this concept. Look for success down the road with DC Super Hero Girls.

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Captain America #1

Captain America #1

DC Super Hero Girls #1

DC Girls #1

Spectrum #0

Spectrum #0

Space Goat Presents Dark Lily & Friends

Lily & Friends

Grant Morrison’s Avatarex: Destroyer Of Darkness (Graphic India) – A new character from Grant Morrison.

Lady Mechanika #0 (Benitez Productions) – Reprinting the first appearance of Lady Mechanika.

Mooncop A Tom Gauld Sampler (Drawn & Quarterly) – Playing this up as “Brilliant”.

Stan Lee’s The Unknowns/Howard Lovecraft (Arcana Studio) – The first appearance of The Unknowns.

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Stan Lee's The Unknowns Howard Lovecraft


Grant Morrison's Avatarex Destroyer Of Darkness


Lady Mechanika #0


Mooncop A Tom Gauld Sampler











Oddly Normal Chapter One (Image Comics)

Sanjay And Craig (Papercutz)

One Punch Man/My Hero Academia (Viz Media)

We Can Never Go/Home Young Terrorist (Black Mask)

We Can Never Go Home Young Terrorist

Black Mask


One Punch

Oddly Normal Chapter One














Invest wisely. Read Comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz


Free Comic Book Day 2015 Hot Picks






Free Comic Book Day will be on May 2 2015. So many cool comics to read and a few to speculate on too. There will be two tiers this year. The Gold Tier and the Silver Tier. The Gold tier comics will be available at every comic shop. The Silver tier comics will be available at select stores. So you know what this means right? If there are any possible speculative comics to maybe grab, it would be from the Silver pile because only comic shops that participated will be getting those particular books, thus leading to the possibility of a shortage on a demanded free comic.

Let’s check out some of the speculative highlights.



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Gold Tier

Dark Circle Comics Preview – Archie Comic Publications

Archie Comics is about to turn it up a notch in 2015. InvestComics did an interview with Alex Segura: Senior Vice President of publicity/marketing of Archie Comics in September right HERE. Alex told us then that there are very big plans for Archie Publications. We know this and are on board 100 percent. There have been some naysayers over the years that InvestComics has encountered on its platform regarding Archie Comics. Not quite sure why that is exactly, but uninformed collectors do not see a value in the speculative marketplace and that could not be further from the truth. Those people will be eating their words by this time next year. Please quote InvestComics on this if you’d like. Archie Comics will in fact arrive in 2015. This Dark Circle imprint is only a backdrop that will eventually lead to bigger things as well for the soon to be 75 year old company. More on why and on Archie Comics on InvestComics in the near future, stay tuned…..

Fight Club – Dark Horse Comics

There are several stories going on in this free preview book. The Goon (new story), The Strain (New story from Guillermo del Toro) and the premiere of the Fight Club. This is a good one to pick up.


Marvel Secret Wars – Marvel Comics

Most likely this new spin on the Secret Wars from Marvel will be a big draw. Maybe this free comic will feature a first appearance or something extremely important regarding the event. Who knows? But it’s worth getting regardless because he story will kick ass anyways.

DC Comics

….Will remain mum on their free comic book day release. Get it, same protocol as the Marvel release. We’re quite sure the DC freebie will be leading up to something huge. Stay up to date with DC’s secret on freecomicbookday.com.

Silver Tier

Captain_Canuck_InvestComicsCHAPTERHOUSE_CAPTAINCANUCKCaptain Canuck – Chapter House

Canada’s very own “Superman/Captain America” makes another attempt at trying to capture the hearts of American comic collectors. Will our friendly neighbors succeed this time remains to be seen. In the meantime, if you have a few bucks, anywhere from $4 to $75 you can own a Captain Canuck first appearance from the 1975 self titled Captain Canuck #1. You never know….

Mercury Heat Debut – Avatar Press

This sneak peak looks like a fantastic story brewing. Pick this up.

TMNT: Prelude To Vengence – IDW Publishing

All new material that will lead to a huge Turtle story line.

AVATAR_MERCURYHEAT IDW_TMNTTales of Honor – Image Comics

Here is a self contained story of a series that will debut in May.

Kodansha Comics Sampler – Kodansha Comics

This freebie includes a few samples of KC’s Anime/Manga line. Attack on Titan is one of the samples to be featured. Interesting comic that Attack on Titan is. The number one issue has gone to 6 printings already. Pretty sweet.

Stan Lee’s Shakra The Incredible – Liquid Comics

Based on the cartoon short we get the debut of Shakra in comic book form. Awesome for the kids!

Lady Justice #1 – Super Genius

IMAGECOMICS_TALESOFHONOR TH3RDWORLD_THESTUFFOFLEGENDThis is a reprint of the original Lady Justice (“Neil Gaiman’s”) from 1995. You can get the first appearance of Lady Justice (Wheel of Worlds #0) in a 50 cent bin someplace or buy it on line for a buck.

The Stuff of Legend – Th3rd World Productions

Here’s a possible sleeper in the making……

Hip Hop Family Tree – Fantagraphics Books

If you’re a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you. If you’re not a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you too. Check out some hardcore history of the Hip Hop world. This comic has all of the greats on the cover. KRS-One, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Easy E, Tupac…..yes this is awesome beyond awesome. Meet some of these guys and get them to sign your book (witnessed of course) and grade it. You’ll have a one of a kind!

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They remain mum here as well on the Silver side. Get your fix on what they’re up to by visiting freecomicbookday.com.

Avengers #1 – Marvel Comics

Marvel isn’t very secretive about their plans. Check out the Avengers #1 comic for free. And the best part of this freebie is the a “new threat”? Is this an introduction? If it is, you better get this.

All and all a terrific free comic book day is headed our way. So many comics to read, so little time! Well we make time to read, but so little time before May 6 hits!

Be sure to bring the little ones if you have any. Comic books are a very good reading tool for the children. Have them read the Shakra comic to you or any comic they look interested in, it’s amazing to share the excitement with a child this way. It’s like Christmas in May!

Read wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

















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DK teams with TNT’s FALLING SKIES for FCBD 2013 Sponsorship Role



DK and TNT’s Falling Skies Take Sponsorship Role in Free Comic Book Day 2013
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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (April 15, 2013) —DK and TNT’s Falling Skies have signed on to sponsor and contribute toward the marketing and promotion of Free Comic Book Day, the industry-wide event set for Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Now in its twelfth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where the entire comics industry works together to raise awareness of comics and local comic book shops. On this day, almost 2,000 comic shops all over the world give away millions of comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day to new and returning customers just for coming to their shops.


DK and TNT’s Falling Skies will serve as true partners to Free Comic Book Day as they shape and enrich the comic fans’ experience of the event. In addition, LEGO® DC Universe Super Heroes will partner with Free Comic Book Day to bring the day to life for kids and adult fans alike. The relationships mark an important extension in Free Comic Book Day’s campaign of awareness, which looks to capture the excitement of the moment and deliver experiences and content that is current in pop culture.


“These sponsorships are a true testament to how much Free Comic Book Day has grown since its inception. We can now attract major sponsors who see real value in being associated with our event,” said FCBD spokesperson Leslie Bowser.


The sponsorships were secured on behalf of FCBD by Bonfire Agency as part of integrated brand advertising and promotional initiatives that also include advertising in comics produced by the member publishers of Bonfire’s ComicsUnited Media Network, along with prize provisions for kid-friendly FCBD costume contests planned by a number of stores participating in Bonfire’s StoreCorps Comic Retail Activation Network.

“With its sci-fi origins, epic storytelling, remarkable visual effects and memorable characters, TNT’s Falling Skies has drawn a large portion of its audience from the legions of comic book fans,” said Tricia Melton, senior vice president of entertainment marketing and branding. “We are very excited to bring the drama of Falling Skies to Free Comic Book Day.”


“We’re so thrilled to be part of this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said Rachel Kempster, DK’s Director of Marketing & Publicity. “We know firsthand how important it is to foster a love of reading in children. This year DK will be offering a sneak peek inside our upcoming LEGO® Star Wars®: The Yoda Chronicles and we hope kids everywhere will be just as delighted as we are to learn more about the galaxy’s favorite Jedi Master.”


If you would like to partner with Free Comic Book Day as a sponsor, please contact Dan Manser at Diamond Comics, mdan@diamondcomics.com. For more information about Free Comic Book Day, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com or www.facebook.com/freecomicbook.




ABOUT DK—DK is the bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content. DK also publishes the Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames, Alpha Books, and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Group. http://us.dk.com

ABOUT TNT— TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston’s Finest (working title), 72 Hours (working title) and The Hero (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild AwardsÒ; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

ABOUT TNT’S FALLING SKIES— Falling Skies, which ranks as basic cable’s #1 summer drama among key demos, will return for its third season Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). This gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup also star. In the third season of Falling Skies, Gloria Reuben is set to guest-star in a multiple-episode arc as Marina Perlata, an aide to Wyle’s Tom Mason. In addition, Robert Sean Leonard is slated to guest-star as Roger Kadar, an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs the local power grid and lives underground with his pet rats, earning him the nickname “The Rat King.” In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its twelfth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone! For more information, visit www.freecomicbookday.com

© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and Free Comic Book Day, Inc.  All rights reserved.


Marvel’s INFINITY Is COMING!—First Contact At FCBD 2013!


InfinityTeaserThe biggest super heroes in comics today – the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Superior Spider-Man & more!

The most dangerous threat in the Marvel Universe – Thanos!

The grandest Marvel Comics event of all time – INFINITY!

This May for Free Comic Book Day, prepare yourselves for the greatest battle for survival ever waged in the Marvel Universe as Marvel marches towards Infinity! In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, get a sneak peek behind a major Marvel release that hasn’t been announced yet and relive Thanos’ first solo story.

With the entire Marvel Universe on the brink of intergalactic war, no fan can miss this year’s Free Comic Book Day!




Pencils & Cover by JIM CHUENG

ON SALE – MAY 4th, 2013!


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DC/Diamond reveal content for FCBD: SUPERMAN Give-away.

Diamond and DC have revealed the previously top secret info for DC’s SUPERMAN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY edition. In time for THE MAN OF STEEL movie, and tieing in to the just re-released SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON trade, the FCBD Edition will reprint ACTION COMICS #844, the first chapter of Geoff Johns, Richard (Superman THe Movie) Donner, and Andy Kubert’s Story. It will also feature a preview of the new ongoing series, THE MAN OF STEEL, written by acclaimed Bat-scribe, Scott Snyder; and drawn by acclaimed everything artist, Jim Lee.
Publisher: DC
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1 is a great jumping-on point for fans who can’t wait to see Warner Bros. Pictures’ Man of Steel major motion picture! This issue features the first chapter of the Superman: Last Son of Krypton graphic novel, written by Richard Donner and Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert, featuring Superman’s epic battle with General Zod and the Phantom Zone villains. In addition, it includes a special sneak preview of the blockbuster new monthly series starring The Man of Steel by the all-star team of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee!
Item Code: JAN130005
In Shops: 4/17/2013