29 April 2009

Free Comic Book Day 2009

The first Saturday in May for the last decade or so has been Free Comic Book Day.  The first Saturday in May has also been, for the last century or so, the Kentucky Derby.  Consequently, I have not been willing to fight my way to a participating comic book shop since the FCBD promotion began, but I suspect others have and will, and many more are not forced to contend with such difficulties.

What is Free Comic Book Day? you ask.  Simply put, the main comic book publishers commission exclusive comic books to be distributed entirely free to anyone who claims a copy at participating comic book shops.  Learn more here.  This year's lineup:

Gold Comics
The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
Blackest Night #0 (DC Comics)
Bongo Comics Free-For-All (Bongo Comics) - publisher of The Simpsons comic books
Cars #1 (Boom! Studios)
Resurrection #0 (Oni Press)
Savage Dragon #148 (Image Comics)
Shonen Jump Special: Ultimo (Viz Media)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Dark Horse Comics)
Archie Presents The Mighty Archie Art Players (Archie Comics)
Transformers Animated/G.I. Joe (IDW Publishing)

Silver Comics
Aliens/Predator (Dark Horse Comics)
APE Entertainment's Cartoona Palooza (APE Entertainment)
Arcana Presents (Arcana Studio)
Attack of the Alterna Zombies! (Alterna Comics)
Comics Festival Volume 3 (Toronto Comics Art Festival)
Contract #1 (A First Salvo)
Cyber Force/Hunter-Killer (Top Cow Studios)
Dabel Bros. Showcase (Dabel Bros. Publishing)
DC Kids Mega Sampler (DC Comics)
FCHS (Adhouse Books)
The Fist of Justice (Digital Webbing)
Gold Digger #101/Prince of Heroes (Antarctic Press)
Impact University Volume 5 (FW Media)
Love and Capes #10 (Maerkle Press)
Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Mercy Sparx (Devil's Due)
Nancy/Melvin Monster (Drawn & Quarterly)
NASCAR Heroes (Starbridge Media Group)
Owly and Friends (Top Shelf Productions)
Radical (Radical Publishing)
Sonic: Evolution of a Hero (Archie Comics)
Studio 407 Sampler (Studio 407)
The Stuff of Legend (Th3Rd World Studios)
Wizard Hot Lists (Wizard Entertainment)
Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 - 25th Anniversary Reprint (Mirage Studios)
Warhammer Online: Prelude to War (BOOM! Studios)
William Shatner Presents (Bluewater Productions)
Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
Worlds of Aspen (Aspen MLT)

There are two other free collectibles that will be available:
Free Comic Book Day 2009 Minimate (Diamond Select Toys)
Magic the Gathering: Agents of Artifice - A Planeswalker Novel: Sample Chapter (Wizards of the Coast)

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