Thursday, December 17, 2015

Free Comic Book Day 2016 Line-Up Announced


The bastion of getting people into comic book stores returns on May 7, 2016, in Free Comic Book Day. The latest iteration of the fan-friendly event is aiming to be bigger and better in 2016. Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor Comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics to provide fans a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover. Titles from this year’s Silver comics include The Pink Panther, Grumpy Cat (And Pokey!), Strawberry Shortcake, Sanjay and Craig, Assassin's Creed, March, Spongebob and more.

“We have an incredible selection of Silver comics for fans for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the event than with such a diverse range of titles for readers of all ages,” said FCBD Marketing Director Dan Manser. “Free Comic Book Day is such an important day for celebrating fans and their local comic shops, as well as introducing new readers to comics. Our Silver level supporters have really helped make this year special with such an interesting selection of titles.”

A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles can be found in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 23rd, 2015, and online at www.freecomicbookday.com. Full press release and comic list below.
Free Comic Book Day Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced
Fifty comics available during Free Comic Book Day; thirty-eight all new Silver comics announced 

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 16, 2015) —This year, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) features a whole new selection of thirty-eight Silver Sponsors books for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day taking place Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor Comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics to provide fans a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover. Titles from this year’s Silver comics include The Pink Panther, Grumpy Cat (And Pokey!), Strawberry Shortcake, Sanjay and Craig, Assassin's Creed, March, Spongebob, and more. 

“We have an incredible selection of Silver comics for fans for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the event than with such a diverse range of titles for readers of all ages,” said FCBD Marketing Director Dan Manser. “Free Comic Book Day is such an important day for celebrating fans and their local comic shops, as well as introducing new readers to comics. Our Silver level supporters have really helped make this year special with such an interesting selection of titles.”

A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles can be found in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 23rd, 2015, and online at www.freecomicbookday.com.  For more FCBD news and updates, visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/freecomicbook and follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook or Instagram at freecomicbookday.

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Silver Comics

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT| AWAKE #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION
AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY| THE PINK PANTHER FCBD 2016 EDITION
ARCANA STUDIOS| STAN LEE'S THE UNKNOWNS/HOWARD LOVECRAFT FCBD 2016 EDITION
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| SONIC SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
ASPEN MLT| WORLDS OF ASPEN FCBD 2016 EDITION
AUTOMATIC PICTURES| CON MAN’S SPECTRUM #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS| LADY MECHANIKA #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION
BLACK MASK COMICS| WE CAN NEVER GO HOME/YOUNG TERRORISTS FCBD 2016 EDITION
CBLDF| HELP THE CBLDF… DEFEND COMICS FCBD 2016 EDITION
DARBY POP| BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS| DARK HORSE ALL-AGES SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
DC COMICS| DC COMICS SILVER BOOK—FCBD 2016 EDITION
DEVIL’S DUE/1FIRST COMICS|DEVIL’S DUE/1FIRST COMICS MIXTAPE FCBD 2016 EDITION
DRAWN & QUARTERLY| MOONCOP: A TOM GAULD SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| GRUMPY CAT (AND POKEY!) SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS INC.| LOVE AND ROCKETS SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
FIRST SECOND BOOKS| SCIENCE COMICS FCBD 2016 EDITION
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING| OVERSTREET'S COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE FCBD 2016 EDITION
GRAPHIC INDIA| GRANT MORRISON'S AVATAREX: DESTROYER OF DARKNESS FCBD 2016 EDITION
GRAPHIX| GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT: DREAM JUMPER BOOK ONE: NIGHTMARE ESCAPE FCBD 2016 EDITION
HERMES PRESS| THE PHANTOM: 80TH ANNIVERARY SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING| STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS| ODDLY NORMAL CHAPTER ONE FCBD 2016 EDITION
KODANSHA| ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY PREVIEW FCBD 2016 EDITION
MARVEL| CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION
NEW ENGLAND COMICS| THE TICK SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION
NOBROW| HILDA/FANTASY SPORTS PREVIEW FCBD 2016 EDITION
ONI PRESS| JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE FCBD 2016 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ| SANJAY AND CRAIG/HARVEY BEAKS FCBD 2016 EDITION
REBELLION| 2000 AD SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION
SPACE GOAT| SPACE GOAT PRESENTS: DARK LILY & FRIENDS FCBD 2016 EDITION
TH3RD WORLD| THE STUFF OF LEGEND PREVIEW FCBD 2016 EDITION
TITAN COMICS| ASSASSIN'S CREED FCBD 2016 EDITION
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS| MARCH TRILOGY SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
UDON ENTERTAINMENT| STREET FIGHTER V SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION
UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES| SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES FCBD 2016 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA| VIZ ONE PUNCH MAN/MY HERO ACADEMIA SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION
Z2 COMICS| Z2 COMICS LAB FCBD 2016 EDITION

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Gold Comics

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| ARCHIE #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION
BONGO COMICS| BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL FCBD 2016 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS| BOOM! STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST FCBD 2016 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS| DARK HORSE SERENITY/HELLBOY/ALIENS FCBD 2016 EDITION
DC COMICS| DC COMICS GOLD BOOK—FCBD 2016 EDITION
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| BOB'S BURGERS FCBD 2016 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING| ROM: SPACE KNIGHT #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS| CAMP MIDNIGHT FCBD 2016 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS| AVENGERS #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION
TITAN COMICS| DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT| VALIANT 4001 A.D. SPECIAL FCBD 2016 EDITION

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Celebrating its 15th year, Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their comic 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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