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Free Comic Book Day 2011 Silver Sponsors

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From cool kids comics to the greatest super-hero fare, from classic reprints to the latest stories, it’s a wide spectrum of comic books offered in the Gold and Silver comic books available for Free Comic Book Day 2011!

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee is pleased to announce the Gold and Silver Sponsors and their comic books for FCBD 2011, which will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011. Complete descriptions of all thirty-seven FCBD titles can be found online now at www.freecomicbookday.com, and in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale in comic book shops on December 29th, 2010.

Selected by retailers who serve on the FCBD Committee, this year’s roster of Gold and Silver Sponsors and their books include a comic book for everyone’s tastes:

Gold Comic Books
•    Ape Entertainment: KIZOIC PRESENTS: KUNG FU PANDA/RICHIE RICH FLIP BOOK
•    Archaia Entertainment: DARK CRYSTAL/MOUSE GUARD FLIP BOOK
•    Archie Comics: BETTY & VERONICA
•    BOOM! Studios: DARKWING DUCK/RESCUE RANGERS FLIP BOOK
•    Dark Horse Comics: AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER/STAR WARS: CLONE WARS FLIP BOOK
•    DC Comics: A SPECIAL TOP-SECRET PROJECT!
•    IDW Publishing: LOCKE & KEY
•    Image Comics: ROBERT KIRKMAN KID-FRIENDLY TITLE
•    Marvel Comics: SPIDER-MAN
•    Papercutz: GERONIMO STILTON & THE SMURFS FLIP BOOK


Silver Comic Books

•    Archie Comics: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
•    Aspen: WORLDS OF ASPEN 2011
•    Bluewater: THE MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST
•    Bongo Comics: BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL! 2011
•    Boom! Studios: ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST
•    Dark Horse Comics: BALTIMORE/CRIMINAL MACABRE FLIP-BOOK
•    DC Comics: YOUNG JUSTICE/BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD SUPER SAMPLER
•    Drawn + Quarterly: JOHN STANLEY'S SUMMER FUN
•    Fantagraphics: Walt DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE
•    Gemstone Publishing: OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS 2011
•    History Graphics Press: CIVIL WAR ADVENTURE
•    Image Comics: ARTIFACTS #½
•    Liquid Comics: THE SILVER SCORPION
•    Marvel Comics: THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE MIGHTY AVENGERS
•    New England Comics: THE TICK FCBD
•    Oni Press: SPONTANEOUS #1
•    Oni Press: RATED FREE FOR EVERYONE
•    Radical Publishing: JAKE THE DREAMING
•    Rebellion/2000 AD: 2000 AD
•    Red 5 Comics: ATOMIC ROBO AND FRIENDS 2011
•    Th3rd World Studios: THE INTREPID ESCAPEGOAT/STUFF OF LEGEND PREVIEW
•    Top Shelf: TOP SHELF KIDS' CLUB
•    12-Gauge Comics: I.C.E.
•    Viper Comics: INSPECTOR GADGET
•    Wizards of the Coast: MAGIC: THE GATHERING COMIC BOOK
•    Yen Press/Hachette: JAMES PATTERSON’S WITCH & WIZARD
•    Zenescope: DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S TOP 10 DEADLIEST SHARKS/ANIMAL PLANET’S PREHISTORIC PREDATORS

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  


ADDITIONAL ITEMS
•    Wizkids: DC Heroclix: GREEN LANTERN FIGURE

Look for more FCBD news and updates on the FCBD website, www.freecomicbookday.com.; become a fan at Facebook: www.facebook.com/freecomicbook; and follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook.

Gold Comic Books

Ape Entertainment

KIZOIC PRESENTS: KUNG FU PANDA/RICHIE RICH FLIP BOOK

The old blends with the new in this all-ages FREE flip book of fun stories featuring Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda, and the resurgence of kid-millionaire, Richie Rich!



Archaia Entertainment

DARK CRYSTAL/MOUSE GUARD FLIP BOOK

Archaia presents two, amazing, all-new stories in one fantastic flip book—David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD and a prelude to its forthcoming series of Jim Henson’s DARK CRYSTAL graphic novels, featuring covers, art direction and concepts by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the original film!



Archie Comics

BETTY & VERONICA

Betty and Veronica stumble upon the old Archie Club House and become inspired to bring back their clubbing days!

But when the new club splits in two, it's a battle of friendship! Featuring scripts, cover, and art from Archie’s Dan Parent!


BOOM! Studios

DARKWING DUCK/RESCUE RANGERS FLIP BOOK

An all ages flip book from BOOM! On one side, experience Darkwing Duck! Reprinting the blockbuster sold-out first issue of the DARKWING DUCK ongoing series.

But don’t forget to flip the cover, or you’ll miss… CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS, reprinting the first issue of the critically acclaimed bestseller from BOOM!


Dark Horse Comics

AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER/STAR WARS: CLONE WARS FLIP BOOK

Dark Horse brings to readers of all ages Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Both FCBD stories are excellent entry points to these wonderfully charming and imaginative worlds!

DC Comics

A special, top secret project too big to announce! Sorry, but you’ll have to come back later for the full details!


IDW Publishing

LOCKE & KEY

The acclaimed comic—soon to be a Fox television series—is now yours for free!

This special issue presents a by creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez that sees the Locke family and their wondrous Keyhouse mansion beset on all sides by shadowy threats. All ages appropriate!



Image Comics

ROBERT KIRKMAN KID-FRIENDLY TITLE

Wow!... Now that’s news! You’ll just have to come back to the free comic book day website at a later date for more details on this special FREE issue!



Marvel Comics

SPIDER-MAN

THE LONG, HOT SUMMER OF SPIDEY ACTION BEGINS HERE!!

The first week of May, award-winning Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and comics legend  Humberto Ramos give you the  first, fateful glimpses at the biggest Spider-Man epic in years (coming later this summer)!


Papercutz

GERONIMO STILTON & THE SMURFS FLIP BOOK

The beloved children’s book series comes to comics. Best-selling Author Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island.

Get a glimpse into his world with this FREE comic available on Free Comic Book Day. Plus, stories on the beloved Smurfs. And don’t forget the Smurfs movie scheduled next year in August!




ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its tenth anniversary, 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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