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Friday

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Hey guys, I'm sure you all know, but it's free comic book day here in the states. I'm hitting my LCS in about an hour and a half for a MTG tourney, but I'll probably try out something of the newer options. So what are you guys picking up?
 

Patriot Mk2

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Whats out this year?All I heard was that the big two copped out and released a Marvel Adventures and Batman Strikes
 

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archie comics

BETTY & VERONICA FCBD EDITION
by Dan Parent
This special issue not only delivers the goods with appearances from Betty, Veronica, Midge, Cheryl, Maria, Brigitte, Ginger, and Veronica’s cousin Marcy; it also reintroduces one of the most popular characters Archie ever published: Katy Keene! In "Model Citizen," Katy returns as Ginger’s assistant at Dazzle Magazine. An aspiring model, Katy is hoping to learn the ropes… and when Archie’s gal pals become involved in the magazine’s fashion design and model contest, you know those ropes are sure to get tangled! Along the way, readers’ fashions will be worked into the story in a tip of the designer hat to Katy tales gone by.

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

Beckett COMICS

RONIN HOOD OF 47 SAMURAI #1 FCBD EDITION
by Jeff Amano & Craig Rousseau
Masterless samurai because their Lord fell prey to treachery, Oishi of the 47 Ronin leads his men to regain their honor even though it will end in their inevitable death. Death by either the superior numbers of their enemy or death by their own blade if they should actually succeed. But first, they must plan. First, they must protect the have-nots from those that have too much. Before they die as samurai, they must fight…as ronin.

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

BONGO COMICS

BONGO COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY GIMME! GIMME! GIVEAWAY FCBD EDITION
by Matt Groening
This year, the comic book company that brings you The Simpsons and Futurama in the fantastic four-color format jumps into the fray on Free Comic Book Day with a comic cornucopia of tantalizing tidbits and a spectacular sampling of the best in humor comics!

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

dark horse comics

STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH FCBD EDITION
by Miles Lane and Nicola Scott
Star Wars Episode III –Revenge of the Sith comes to theaters May 19 but a free sneak peek will be available in comic stores on Free Comic Book Day. This comic ties in with the events of Episode III, as the action of the Clone Wars comes to a dramatic conclusion and events are put in place for A New Hope. Battles rage in space, armies clash on alien worlds, heroes become martyrs, and friends become enemies — all leading up to the biggest, longest, and most incredible lightsaber duel in Star Wars history! This is the film that answers the questions "How did Anakin succumb to the dark side?" "What happened to Luke and Leia’s mother?" "And why are there no Jedi around in the original Trilogy?" (CAUT: 3) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)

32pgs, FC..........FREE!

dc comics

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #1 FCBD EDITION
by Bill Matheny, Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
The Dark Knight stars in a fantastic all-ages comic based on the hot new animated series on Kids WB! In this debut issue, when the vengeful Penguin pulls a heist that could reveal Bruce Wayne’s secret and destroy vast portions of the city, the Batman will have to use every resource at his disposal! Cover by Jeff Matsuda.

32pgs, FC..........FREE!

devil’s due


DEVIL'S DUE'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL EDITION
For present and new readers alike, Devil’s Due offers a sampling of our finest titles! Looking for a fresh, more realistic approach to super heroes? Curious about the buzz surrounding G.I. Joe? Obsessed with Capcom video games? Then this book is for you! Included in this special edition are tales featuring Defex, from the sell-out Aftermath line; G.I. Joe; and Udon's Darkstalkers! And the best part of all...? It's free! This flip book, features Udon’s Dark Stalkers on one side, with G.I. Joe and Defex on the other.

32pgs, FC..........FREE!



gemstone


WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE FCBD EDITION
Carl Barks’ "Only a Poor Old Man" has been chosen for Free Comic Book Day this year. Originally published in Dell’s Four Color #386 (1952), this is the first feature-length adventure story starring Uncle Scrooge! A near mint copy of the original comic book lists in the 2004 Overstreet Price Guide for $1,600.00, but on May 7, the story is free! Wraparound cover.

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

image comics


FLIGHT PRIMER FCBD EDITION
Image Comics presents this compilation of stories from the first two volumes of the widely acclaimed Flight Anthology. In 2004, a collection of cartoonists and animators first come together to take the comic world by storm with the initial full color trade paperback collection which featured a dazzling array of short stories in a variety of styles. Many of the stories deal with themes of flying, but the title is also a metaphor for an anthology that displays an astonishing array of young talents truly taking flight for the first time.

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

impact books

IMPACT UNIVERSITY FCBD EDITION
by Will Eisner, **** Giordano, Peter David, Lea Hernandez, Vincent Giarrano, and David Okum
This sampler contains standalone lessons from Comics & Sequential Art (by Will Eisner), Drawing Comics with **** Giordano, Comics Crash Course (by Vincent Giarrano), Superhero Madness (by David Okum), Manga Secrets (by Lea Hernandez), and the upcoming Writing Comics with Peter David. It contains everything the aspiring pro needs to begin creating comics – an entire "university" between two covers!

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!

marvel comics

MARVEL ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN AND THE FANTASTIC FOUR FCBD EDITION
by Todd Dezago and Michael O'Hare
Inspired by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko! Spider-Man makes a bid to join the Fantastic Four – the hard way! The newest Marvel Age title has our friendly neighborhood webslinger and New York’s favorite super-team doing their best to put aside their differences in order to defeat the evil master of disguise – the Chameleon! (Reprints Marvel Age Spider-Man Team Up #1.)

7x10, 32pgs, FC..........FREE!
 

eroz

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AdHouse Books

SUPERIOR SHOWCASE #0 FCBD EDITION
by Joel Priddy, J Chris Campbell, and Zack Soto
The wildly successful anthology Project: Superior gives birth to… Superior Showcase! The first of many comics to showcase some of the best and brightest indy creators tackling the subject of heroes that are super! AdHouse fave, Joel Priddy returns to the free comic with his minimalist tale of heroic proportions. This time out he's joined by new comers J Chris Campbell and Zack Soto to create this great alternative all ages comic! Get in on the beginning a new series!

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Alternative Comics

ALTERNATIVE COMICS PRESENTS FCBD ED 2005 EDITION
A spectacular anthology of all new material crafted by a stellar cast of award winning cartoonists including James Kochalka, Gabrielle Bell, Josh Neufield, Dean Haspiel, King Crab and Joel Orf, David Lasky, Robert Ullman, Derk Sakai, Jen Sorensen, Damon Hurd and Tatiana Gill, and Jed Alexander. This gorgeous book is an absolute must for both new readers and longtime fans of independent comics!





MATURE THEMES

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

arcanA studio

ARCANA STUDIO PRESENTS #2 FCBD EDITION
by Sean O’Reilly, Adam Gallardo, Dave Rodriguez, Penciled by Allan Otero, Alfonso Ruiz, Todd Demong, and John Bosco
Arcana Studio Presents Kade, Starkweather, 100 Girls, and Ezra. All four of Arcana’s iconic characters are found in one issue with all new stories, published just for Free Comic Book Day! Kade, the enigmatic warrior who doesn’t feel, but always hurts. Ezra, a medieval mercenary for hire. Sylvia, one of 100 Girls genetically engineered to be super soldiers. Starkweather, a witch who has magic that he can barely control or understand. Arcana Studio Presents three all new stories of action, adventure and intrigue in the way that only Arcana can.

7x10, 32pgs, FC……….FREE!

Caption Box

MORTAL COILS PRESENTS FREE BODIES FCBD EDITION
by A. David Lewis & Various
Welcome to the Mortal Coils universe, courtesy of these two, new stand-alone stories. Pause at the "Pit Stop," the unlikeliest place for a powerful, ancient relic to be unearthed; then touch down at "Godpoint," where two unfortunate women give new meaning to the term "sleepwalking." The perfect introduction to the sci-fi, fantasy, and conspiracy-laden Mortal Coils: Bodylines trade paperback. A winner of the Cinescape Literary Genre Award and the Broken Frontier PSGA – Mystery/Suspense.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Comics Festival (Legion of Evil Press)

COMICS FESTIVAL! FCBD EDITION
Celebrating the best of Canadian cartooning with a fantastic array of contributors! Includes stand-alone stories from Seth, Chester Brown, Kagan McLeod, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Cameron Stewart, Chip Zdarsky, and more, under a gorgeous cover by Darwyn (New Frontier) Cooke! A perfect introduction to a wide variety of great comics and creators!

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

drawn + quarterly
THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL FCBD EDITION
by Michel Rabagliati
This charming, all-ages comic collects Harvey Award winner Michel Rabagliati’s short stories from the Drawn & Quarterly anthologies, including the Ignatz-Award nominated "Paul in the Metro." Filled with sweet and fun coming-of-age stories that will appeal to readers young and old.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

fantagraphics
FUNNY BOOK FCBD EDITION
This 32 page sampler of Fantagraphics Books’ 2005 comic book releases introduces you to the diversity available in the alternative and independent comics scene! Featuring work by Ivan Brunetti, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Rick Altergott, Peter Bagge, Michael Kupperman, Richard Sala, Marc Bell, Max Andersson, Sophie Crumb, Johnny Ryan, Daniel Clowes and more! Tune in to some of the most exciting floppy releases of 2005 through this handsome anthology available exclusively on Free Comic Book Day.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

g.t. labs
Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards: A Tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology fcbd edition
by Jim Ottaviani, Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon, and Shad Petosky
Dinosaurs! Cowboys! Scientists! What more could you ask for? This special FCBD Edition offers a complete short story and tantalizing introduction to the fall’s upcoming graphic novel. In addition to the cowboys, dinosaurs, and villainous men of science Bone Sharps also features the world-renowned artist Charles R. Knight, Chief Red Cloud and hundreds of his Indian braves, the gun-totin’ & gamblin’ professor John Bell Hatcher, and special appearances by the Cardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, and a supporting cast of rogues & gallants from the Eastern scientific establishment and the Old West. Cover by Mark Schultz.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

HEROIC PUBLISHING
FLARE FCBD EDITION
by Wilson Hill, Gordon Purcell, Terry Pallot, J. Adam Walters, and Chris Marrinan
A beautiful Frank Brunner cover that will appear nowhere else graces this issue! Flare stars in the sixteen-page feature adventure, "Challenge of the Whipperette." And rounding out the issue are new stories with the Black Enchantress (who stars in the eight-page "On the Waterfront"), and a six-pager introducing the occult detective, Psyche. FC,

7x10, 32pgs, FC……….FREE!

Jetpack Press
JOHNNY RAYGUN FREEBIE FCBD EDITION
by Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot
Don't Buy Johnny Raygun #5! Get it here for free! A simple visit back home goes haywire when Johnny makes a startling discovery — his little sister has developed super powers! Not only that, she’s gone all evil on him and decided to pick a fight with teenage super-group The Nuclear Kids! Is this a case of simple teenage rebellion or something more sinister? And can Johnny show his sister the error of her ways before it’s too late? It’s a cosmic-sized case of sibling rivalry! But the biggest challenge has yet to come — Johnny still needs to introduce his parents to his girlfriend!

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!



Keenspot
KEENSPOT SPOTLIGHT 2005 FCBD EDITION
by Steve Troop, Paul Taylor, Lee Adam Herold, John Troutman, Meredith Gran, Darren "Gav" Bleuel, Chris Crosby, and various
It’s 100+ pages packed with diverse comics of all styles and genres, most of them promoting and previewing Keenspot’s line of $9.95 graphic novels and webcomic collections. There’s something for everyone here, from the light slice-of-life humor of Wapsi Square, to the scarily grim fun of Chopping Block, to the hilarious gaming adventure of RPG World, and much more!

7x10, 100pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Oni Press

ONI PRESS'S FIST-FEST FEATURING HYSTERIA & SHARKNIFE! FCBD EDITION
by Mike Hawthorne & Corey Lewis
The world of Hysteria is a manic, wacked-out place where P.I.s, cops, costumed criminals, and eccentric gangs all battle to make the city of Port Asteria into what they want it to be! The Sharknife universe is no less bizarre with superhero busboys in red rocket mech suits, restaurants with rodent problems, and the best peach dumplings ever to be tasted! Join Mike Hawthorne and Corey Lewis for a sizzling flipbook featuring all-new introductory stories for two of Oni’s most action-packed series!

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Renaissance Press

AMELIA RULES #0 FCBD EDITION
by Jimmy Gownley
The cast of this Eisner and Harvey nominated comic meet for the first time, in this special "Zero" issue featuring an all new story in beautiful full color! Plus, go "On the Air'" with the hilarious kids of WJHC. This is the perfect book for introducing young readers to comics.

7x10, 32pgs, FC……….FREE!



Serve Man Press

RUNNERS #1 REMASTERED FCBD EDITION
by Sean Wang
Catch the sci-fi adventure from the beginning in this newly-remastered first issue! Life as an intergalactic smuggler isn’t easy for Roka Nostaco and the alien crew of the Khoruysa Brimia. They’ve got an important run to make, but they’ll have to get past a few obstacles first. For starters, they’ll have to deal with a marauding band of pirates intent on stealing their cargo. And when they find a surprise waiting for them in their cargo bay, it only gets worse from there. Every page of artwork has been remastered and touched up for the special FCBD edition of this highly-acclaimed series. A great jumping-on point for new readers.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Sky Dog Press
BUZZBOY ROBOY MAJOR DAMAGE TRIPLE FROSTED FUN COMICS FCBD EDITION
by John Gallagher, Chris Bailey, Rich Faber
Who knew comics could be this much fun again? Kids of all-ages will love this full-color, animated comics extravaganza, featuring: super-sidekick Buzzboy – One day he’ll be Earth’s greatest hero, but first he needs to build the perfect cheeseburger! Roboy Red – thermonuclear-powered, boy-robot fun! Plus, the introduction of animation super-star Chris (Clerks, Kim Possible) Bailey’s Major Damage – If you like The Incredibles, you’ll love Major Damage! Come join the fun!

7x10, 32pgs, FC……….FREE!

top shelf productions

OWLY SPLASHIN AROUND FCBD EDITION
by Andy Runton
Top Shelf celebrates Free Comic Book Day with an all-new, heartwarming tale from the all-ages graphic novel series, Owly. Already winning fans around the world, Owly is the kind, yet lonely little owl who knows what it means to be human. Join Owly in his latest adventure, Splashin' Around, as he learns that following your heart can bring the greatest reward.

7x10, 32pgs, B&W……….FREE!

Wizard

WIZARD PRESENTS THE TOP 100 TRADE PAPERBACKS OF ALL TIME #1

If you had to construct the ultimate comic bookshelf, what would be on it? Where would Watchmen fit in? How high would Akira rank? And there has to be an X-Men tale in there, right? Wizard built its own bookshelf, stocking it with the 100 greatest trade paperbacks in the history of comics! The criteria of this list is based on the overall quality of the original stories, extra material, and presentation. The greatest comic book works by the greatest creators are all spotlighted: Eisner, Spiegelman, Moore, Ross, Bendis, Busiek, Claremont, Byrne, Pérez, Ennis, Dillon, Loeb, Sale, Smith, Gaiman, Mignola, Morrison and many more. The perfect tool for brand new fans along with old time fans looking for great comic book reading.

7x10, 32pgs, FC……….FREE!
 

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The following publishers have donated previously published comics to be given away on Free Comic Book Day! (Availability of specific titles from specific publishers is random and not guaranteed. Please check with your retailer for availability.)

A Fine Line
Tokyopop

Gagne International
Harris Comics
Moonstone
Viz
 

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I'll probably just hit my store on Monday and pick up what ever is left that looks good.
 

ourchair

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FCBD is ALSO celebrated in the Philippines among a few specialty stores, but unfortunately this year's FCBD sucked for me. I got out of class at four, and by that time everyone had cleaned out all the good free comics and bought all the discounted good stuff. Suck.
 

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