FCBD 2016 Hot Picks

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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!

 

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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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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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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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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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Oddly Normal Chapter One (Image Comics)

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One Punch Man/My Hero Academia (Viz Media)

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

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Invest wisely. Read Comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

 

Free Comic Book Day 2015 Hot Picks

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 5/7/14

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We hope that your Free Comic book day was a good one. If you were lucky enough to grab a few free comics, good for you! One free comic in particular may turn out to be a nice keeper. The free comic named Epic (ComixTribe) has massive potential written all over it. This Wednesday; Epic (2013 ComixTribe) #1 arrives on the shelf with a sold out sign on it. If you were lucky enough to snag a copy, hold onto it because there might be some movement in the aftermarket on Epic’s first appearance.

The new Maxx comic this week; Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #7 has an appearance from Pitt. Pitt was an awesome Dale Keown character back in the 90’s. Good to see he’s back! Look for the overprinted Youngblood #4 for Pitt’s first appearance.

A couple of sold out/almost sold out comics from Image Comics arrive this week. Check out Nailbiter (2014 Image) #1 (sold out) and Madame Frankenstein (2014 Image) #1 (on the verge of the sold out status). Two unique books….limited quantity. Good luck.

Garfield actually makes the Hot Picks this week. This may be a first! Well America’s favorite cat makes it this week with good reason. Garfield (2012 Boom) #25 will be an anniversary issue, which will also be accompanied by a George Perez variant.  So if you have $25 to splurge, this would be a nice comic to get signed and graded. Don’t wait for an immediate return on your monies. This comic would be one to sit on for years to come. It’s a long term investment.

Iron Fist continues his origin this week in Iron Fist Living Weapon (2014) #2. I said this once on here, and I’ll say it for the hundredth time now too. Buy Marvel Premiere #15 (1974). This is Iron Fists’ first appearance and should have be archived in your collection  from years ago. Iron Fist is a good television episode (Netflix) or movie away from becoming huge. You’ve been warned….

Apparently the New 52 is threating to “change things!” The question we all collectively ask is “so soon??” Batwing (2011-) #31 will possible involve a NEW Batwing, while New 52 Futures End (2014) #1 sets everything in the not too distant future amok. What’s wrong with the present DC?

Batman Superman (2013 DC) #10 looks like a good standalone issue read. Superman has to shrink and go inside Bruce’s body to fight a germ or something. While in there, he discovers something unfathomable. Could it be that dreaded “C” word? Who knows, but must read comics here!

A few years ago I got my first ever story published by BlueWater Comics. House of Horrors #1 was the title, and the artist on my story was Stefano Cardoselli. Check out the original cover (in the scroll gallery) to Vincent Price Presents #36 (which later became House of Horrors #1 instead) by Stefano. Stefano brings it in everything he does. That’s why Necromantical (2014 Ardden) #1 is just about sold out. Stefano gives his best and it shows.

Chaos (2014 Dynamite) #1 is just about sold out at the distributor. Along with Burn the Orphanage Reign of Terror (2014) #1 and Woods (2014 Boom) #1.

After all of the Amazing Spider-Man #1 hoopla from last week we get Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #1.1. Now is this really that necessary? 1.1? Really? The same goes for Cyclops (2014 2nd Series) #1. Who is asking for a solo Cyclops book?? Once more here, Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #1………okay……..

Invest wisely.

Carpe Diem

Jay Katz

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine — Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

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Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 2, 2013) —Hugh Jackman, the star of the upcoming blockbuster film, The Wolverine, recorded a video to promote the 12th annual Free Comic Book Day, set for Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Free Comic Book Day is an International event where the entire comic book industry works together to raise awareness of comics and local comic book shops. Almost 2,000 comic shops all over the world will give away over 4.6 million comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day to new and returning customers just for coming to their shops.

“This is the second time Hugh Jackman has supported Free Comic Book Day with a video and we are so happy to have his involvement,” said Leslie Bowser, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “With his success portraying the Wolverine in the X-Men and Wolverine films, we feel his involvement gives our event an added awareness boost and his encouragement of people to visit their local comic shop is exactly the kind of message we hope to achieve with Free Comic Book Day.”

 The Wolverine will be in theaters on July 26th, 2013, in 3D. Directed by James Mangold and based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan.  Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.  Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. 

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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!

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ONI PRESS offers two titles for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013

Saturday, May 4th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY around the world, and Oni Press has two titles available from participating retailers: The Strangers & Oni Press: Rated Free for Everyone Presents The Crogan Adventures and Mermin.

The first title is the debut issue of a brand-new ongoing series by Chris Roberson, Scott Kowalchuk & Dan Jackson, called THE STRANGERS. Full of action, adventure, and strange science, it’s a new monthly that we’re so excited about that we’re giving the first issue away for free!

InvestComics own Sebastian Piccione and Shaun Sorenson reviewed THE STRANGERS #1 on our review show, FFFIC. WATCH IT HERE.

 

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Writer: Chris Roberson

Artist: Scott Kowalchuck

Colorist: Dan Jackson

The Fate of the World is in Good Hands. Protecting the planet from the strange is what Verity, Michael, and Sandoval do best, and on the island nation of Hidalgo, things have been getting very strange indeed. The president has declared martial law, sending everyone to excavations in the jungle. But the strangest thing of all is the involvement of the mysterious organization O.C.C.U.L.T. What could they want with an island with no strategic value? It’s up to the Strangers to find out!

Get a sneak peek at The Strangers #1 on Free Comic Book Day, and preorder #2 while you are at it! The story continues on July 17th, 2013, when both #1 and #2 retail editions go on sale.

 

Meet the creators of The Strangers on Free Comic Book Day!

Chris Roberson will be signing at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, CA from 11am to 3pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/118098458370966/

 

Scott Kowalchuk will be visiting two shops in Calgary, Alberta. Alpha Comics from 10am-1pm and Phoenix Comics SW 1:30pm-4pm.

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2013 Eisner nominee Chris Schweizer and Mermin creator Joey Weiser, have paired up for this all ages offering sure to delight kids and parents everywhere!

 

 

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Featuring two stories by two incredibly talented creators, a new Crogan’s Adventure by Chris Schweizer, and an introduction to Mermin, a new story by Joey Weiser! In the Mermin Adventure, Mermin goes with Pete and his human classmates to the zoo. And in the Crogan’s Adventure, you’ll get an epilogue to the story of one of the brothers from Crogan’s Loyalty.

 

Meet Chris and Joey on Free Comic Book Day!

 

Chris Schweizer will be at Rick’s Comic City in Nashville, TN.

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Joey Weiser will be at Crimnal Records in Atlanta, GA.

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RELAUNCHING THE FUTURE WITH APHRODITE IX

 

Top Cow’s green-haired heroine returns with new series

Readers will get a chance to start reading APHRODITE IX for free this May 4, as Top Cow debuts the re-launched Top Cow series on Free Comic Book Day.

THINK TANK writer and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins teams up with fan-favorite artist Stjepan Sejic (ARTIFACTS, RAVINE) to bring Aphrodite IX, the green-haired, memory-challenged assassin to a new generation of readers. In a dystopian future populated by warring factions of the genetically modified and the cybernetically enhanced, Aphrodite IX awakes to world where the sky is scorched, humanity as it was known is gone and two disparate groups fight for survival and dominance of the very scarce resources left on what’s left of Earth.

“Aphrodite IX has always been my favorite character at Top Cow,” said Hawkins. “She’s interesting visually, combined with a personality that’s sort of out of control of her own experiences and lost in the tangled web of her own mind. Combining my love of real futuristic tech and genetics with Stjepan Sejic’s insane visuals we’re hoping the readers enjoy the ride.”

Aphrodite IX was originally created by David Wohl and David Finch in the best-selling graphic novel published in 1996, which is being offered again as part of the relaunch in a limited edition APHRODITE RELOADED hardcover edition this summer. The hardcover features updates to the script by series co-creator and writer David Wohl.

After May’s first, free issue, APHRODITE IX will continue on a monthly schedule, with issue #2 in stores on June 12. The full-color, eye-popping issues will be $2.99.

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza at Cards, Comics & Collectibles!

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza at Cards, Comics & Collectibles 

Adam Kubert, Frank Cho, and Steve Conley 

From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con… 
REISTERSTOWN, MD – April 18, 2013 – Free Comic Book Day 2013 is just around the corner and Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Baltimore’s Premiere Comic Book Store and the Official News Source of the Baltimore Comic-Con – is pulling out all of the stops for this year’s event!  Everyone has been wondering what we were going to do and we’re finally ready to announce it!  This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

The full-day event kicks off with an awesome line-up of creators appearing at the store! Adam Kubert, Frank Cho, and Steve Conley will be all signing and sketching at the store throughout the day.

Superman FCBD by KubertLegendary Marvel and DC Comics artist Adam Kubert, whose most recent work includes Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men event and the recently launched Avengers series, will be signing and sketching from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, and again from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. He is the featured artist in DC’s Free Comic Book Day 2013 issue, Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1.

The son of comics legend, Joe Kubert, Adam started his illustrious career in comics in 1993 drawing Wolverine for Marvel Comics. He was a mainstay at Marvel, working on such titles as X-Men, Ultimate X-Men, and Ultimate Fantastic Four, until 2005 when he signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics. While there, he served as artist on Action Comics, DC Universe: Last Will and Testament, and Batman and The Outsiders Special. In 2009, he returned to Marvel where he remains today.Savage Wolverine #1

Frank Cho’s body of work at Marvel includes such titles as New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, X-Men: Schism, and Avengers vs. X-Men. He is also well-known for his creator-owned series, Liberty Meadows, and his work on Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Cho, who is currently writing and drawing Savage Wolverine, will be signing and sketching from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Bloop by ConleyAward-winning designer, illustrator, and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley, who is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series Bloop (www.bloopstree.com), will be signing and sketching all day.

In addition to the creator line-up, Baltimore’s Z104.3 will be setting up and broadcasting live at the store. Fans can sign up to win a pair of tickets to the Z104.3 screening of Iron Man 3 at the Rotunda Movie Theatre which will be drawn every 15 minutes!  Carnival games and an all-ages obstacle course will also be set up for fans to win CDs, movie passes, and items from the movie!

Get your picture taken with Cosplay Girls courtesy of Comic Con Cuties and, as special treat for our fans, Bill Bateman’s Bistro will be set up and offering discounts to fans who come to the store!

“Free Comic Book Day has grown to become such an important event – not just for retailers, creators, and fans – but for the comics industry as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We are delighted to have Adam, Frank, and Steve signing here, and are so excited for the events we’ll be hosting for the fans! With Z104.3, Bill Bateman’s, and the girls of Comic Con Cuties, this year is going to be our biggest yet!”

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013 as events kick off at 11:00am with store signings, $1 Modern back issues, photo ops with the Cosplay Girls of Comic Con Cuties, and, of course, FREE COMICS!

Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD. For more information, please visit cardscomicscollectibles.com, our Facebook page, or call 410-526-7410

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

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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.

 

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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

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Welcome to Marvel’s INFINITY!

   This Summer The Biggest Comic Book Event Of 2013 Reaches All Corners of the Marvel Universe!

Infinity_FreeComicBookDay_CoverNew York, NY—April 1st, 2013—Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

Written by New York Times best-selling writer Jonathan Hickman (Avengers,Avengers VS. X-Men) and illustrated by superstars Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade) Jerome Opena (Avengers,Uncanny X-Force), and Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men), Infinityis a six issue comic book event debuting in August with an oversized first issue.

“Events stories simply don’t come bigger than Infinity,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “ Jonathan Hickman is joined by three of our top artists — Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver — to deliver an epic tale that covers all corners of the Marvel Universe and narrows the gap between Earth and the cosmos like never before.  It’s called the ‘MarvelUniverse‘ for a reason.”

Infinity_Preview1Readers get their first look at Marvel’s Infinity for free on Saturday, May 4th as part of Free Comic Book Day withFCBD: 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, relive Thanos’ first solo story which has never been reprinted till now!

“I’m very excited about Infinity for a number of reasons,” said Hickman. “First, I think it’s wonderful that the story is coming organically out of what’s been going on duringMarvel NOW!. Things that we’ve seen unfold in Avengers, New Avengers,Thanos Rising, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others are the catalyst forInfinity. And second, for me personally, Infinity is the first big step in a series of big steps that make up the long term plans for the Avengers books I have the privilege of writing. It should be a lot of fun.”

Every issue of Infinity includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

Join Infinity writer Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Marvel Executive Editor – Senior VP Tom Brevoort at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, April 2 in a special interactive chat where fans can submit their own questions and comments to be answered and addressed! Offered exclusively through Marvel.com, this will be your chance to find out more about Infinity from the people putting it together!

Sign up now and  be there live at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, April 2!

Infinity_Preview2http://marvel.com/news/story/20386/infinity_interactive_chat

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY.

 

To find a comic shop near you, visitwww.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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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.
SUPERMAN SPECIAL EDITION
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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
SRP: PI

Oni Press at Free Comic Book Day!

That’s right, Oni Press is giving away the first issue of the highly anticipated new series from Joe Harris andBrett Weldele for free!

 
 
Driven to discover the truth regarding his father’s mysterious death many years prior, Melvin Reyes seeks to prove the existence of Spontaneous Human Combustion after fresh outbreaks of the phenomenon reveal a pattern only he can see, a predictability model only he can read, and the terrifying realization that whatever phenomenon consumed his father is also boiling inside of him, just waiting for release.
 
 
Joe and Brett will be talking with fans and signing copies of the FREE SPONTANEOUS at Dragon’s Lair in Austin, TX this Saturday. Be sure to stop by and say hello.
 
 
Coming your way this Free Comic Book Day: the Oni Press Rated Free for Everyone! This all-ages anthology packs in two exclusive previews from upcoming books POWER LUNCH by J. Torres & Dean Trippe and SKETCH MONSTERS by Josh Williamson & Vinny Navarette.
J. Torres will be signing copies at Comic Book Addiction in Whitby, Ontario from 10 – noon and then at theToronto Comics Art Festival from 1 – 5.

 
Dean Trippe will be signing at A World of Heroes.
 
Josh Williamson will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach from 11-3 then Pulp Fiction in Long Beach from 3-5.
Vinny Navarette will be at Bridge City Comics in Portland OR from 11-1
 

 
You also have a chance to meet some of your other favorite Oni creators on Free Comic Book Day. Just take a look at this list of talent:
 
 
Matthew Southworth will be at Comic Stop U-District (formerly Zanadu) from 10 – 1
 
Greg Rucka will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.
 
Jen Van Meter will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.
 
Steve Lieber will be at Things From Another World, Hollywood from 2 – 5.
 
Ray Fawkes will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.
 
Kelly Sue DeConnick will be at Things From Another World, Beaverton from noon – 3.
 
Steve Rolston will be at Metropolis Comics & Toys from noon – 5.
 
Ross Campbell will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.
 
Remington Veteto will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.
 
Cara McGee will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.
 
Wook-Jin Clark will be at Criminal Records from 11 – 1 and at Oxford Comics from 1 – 4.
 
Jeremy Haun will be at Hurley’s Heroes from noon – 8.
 
Christopher Mitten will be at Challengers Comics + Conversation from noon – 3.
 
Matt Loux will be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
 
Robbi Rodriguez will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 7
 
Tyler Crook will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 3.
 
Brian Wood will be at Brooklyn Comics & More from noon – 1:30 and at Manhattan Comics from 3 – 4:30.
 
Cullen Bunn will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.
 
Brian Hurtt will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.
 
Meredith MccLaren will be at Samurai Comics.
 
Monica Gallagher will be at Collector’s Corner from 9 – 3.
 
Chris Schweizer will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find from noon – 6