30 April 2012
Free Comic Book Day 2012: The Comics
One thing I noticed is the prevalence of issues based on licensed content from TV shows and movies. That's nothing new, and I've shared in the past that it was that kind of stuff that I first read. Still, I would really like to see some publishers at least make a flip book out of one licensed property with one original, rather than pairing up two licensed stories.
Remember, each comic book shop has its own rules about distribution. You may only be allowed X number of issues total, and of course there's no guarantee that there will be any copies on hand of whatever it is you've gone for by the time you get there. I've bolded the issues that are on my personal wish list, so if you happen to be going to a comic book shop Saturday and you think of me, I won't complain if you snag me those books.
2012 Gold Books
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One
Bongo Free-for-All/SpongeBob Freestyle
DC Comics The New 52!
Image 20 I can't believe Image Comics is 20 years old now!
Mouse Guard: Labyrinth and Other Stories A 48 page hardcover, y'all.
Peanuts/Adventure Time Flip Book
Star Wars: Serenity I think there's been a Star Wars comic every year so far.
Transformers #80.5 A continuation from the old Marvel Comics series!
Yo Gabba Gabba!
2012 Silver Books
Animal Planet The World's Most Dangerous Animals
Atomic Robo and Friends
Barnaby and Mr O'Malley
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - The Guild
Burt Ward: Boy Wonder
The Censored Howard Cruse
DC Nation/Superman Family Adventures Flip Book
Dinosaurs vs. Aliens
Donald Duck Family Comics
Finding Gossamyr: Stuff of Legend
The Incredible Rockhead/Zinc Alloy
The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel
Jurassic StrikeForce 5
Lady Death: The Beginning
Moomin Valley Turns Jungle
My Favorite Martian
Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace - The Greatest Horror Comics of All Time!
The Smurfs also includes Disney Fairies featuring Tinker Bell
Sonic the Hedgehog
Spider-Man: Season One
Top Shelf Kidsclub
Valiant 2012 featuring X-O Manowar
Voltron Force: Shelter from the Storm
Witchblade: Unbalanced Pieces
Worlds of Aspen