Saturday, April 28, 2007

Free Comic Book Day 2007

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Been that way for several years now, but the event gets little coverage even though this year marks the sixth year.

The skinny: There are a load of comics that are printed just for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). On that day, you can go into any participating comic book shop and pick up one or more free comic books. And they are free; no purchase is necessary. Some stores will limit you to a certain number of comics so that everyone can participate. It’s a marketing event to help promote a wonderful literary form.

Locally, I have heard from two comic book stores that they will be participating: Games To Order a.k.a Games, Comics and More (by Fudruckers off East Battlefield), and Dragon’s Lair (next to Hollywood Video on West Battlefield.) In the past Vintage Stock has also participated, but I haven’t confirmed that for this year.

You can get all kinds of information at the FCBD web site. There is a problem with all of this. I won’t be in town. There is a comic book convention (Planet Comicon) in Kansas City that weekend. I will be there making headway on my Master’s Thesis (for real).

Here is a list of the comics publishers that are participating in FCBD. If you want to know which titles they will have, you can click here. Be aware that not all stores will have all of the comics from every publisher.

  • Archie Comics
  • Bongo Comics (The Simpsons)
  • Dark Horse
  • DC
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Gemstone Publishing
  • IDW
  • Image
  • Marvel
  • Tokyopop

  • Anartic Press
  • Ape Entertainment
  • Arcana Studio
  • Aspen MLT
  • Blatant Comics
  • Boom! Studios
  • CastleRain Entertainment
  • Comic Genesis
  • Comic Shop News, Inc.
  • Devil’s Due Publishing
  • Digital Webbing
  • Drawn and Quarterly
  • Fantagraphics Books
  • First Second Books
  • Heroic Publishing
  • Impact Books
  • Keensport Entertainment
  • Legion of Evil Press
  • Maerkle Press
  • Oni Press
  • Renaissance Press
  • Rude Dude Productions
  • Sky-Dog Press
  • Too Hip Gotta Go
  • Topshelf Productions
  • TwoMorrow Publishing
  • Viper Comics
  • Virgin Comics
  • Wildcard Ink
  • Wizard Entertainment

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