Arcana Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Arcana will be making a splash on Free Comic Book Day. A really big splash. They're introducing and entire first issue as their entry into the day of free comics and festivities.

The Intrinsic #1 will be available for free. The company-wide crossover will bring together characters from across the Arcana universe to fight a great evil. It's 26 pages of story, all for free. You can check out our review here.

If you really like the story in the first issue, you'll also be able to preorder a copy of The Intrinsic #2, being solicited now for release in July. That issue will only be $1.95. That's the first two issues of a brand new series for a combined $1.95.

The publisher will also be sending Arcana creators out across both the US and Canada to local comic book stores for signings and general friendliness.

Full press release and signing schedule below.

VANCOUVER (May 1, 2012) - With Free Comic Book Day just a few days away, Arcana Comics wanted to remind you of the events going on across North America as well as to remind you of how to get a copy of Intrinsic Issue 2 (Diamond Code MAY120836) after you fall in love with Issue 1 on FCBD.

This Free Comic Book Day is the biggest in Arcana's history for several reasons. First is INTRINSIC! Intrinsic is a company-wide crossover, bringing together characters from across the Arcanaverse to fight a common threat, who could destroy all of reality!

Issue 1 is FREE on FCBD, which you can't beat! Arcana Comics is making appearances across the continent this Saturday in celebration, so if you're in the area of one of the events, be sure to come by, say hi, and grab a copy of Intrinsic Issue 1!

If you're not close to one of these shops, worry not, because Intrinsic is appearing in just about every store in the United States! Stores are flocking to carry Intrinsic because it's the first chapter of a story, not just a teaser. In the book, you'll get 26 pages of story and a look at the Arcanaverse. Again, it's FREE.

If you fall in love with the story of Intrinsic, don't forget to pre-order a copy of Intrinsic issue 2, which is being solicited now in Diamond Previews for a July Release! On Free Comic Book Day or soon after, head over to your local comic book shop and ask them to order a copy of the book for you. Issue 2 will only be $1.95 for 22 pages of story. Again, you just can't beat that, so DO NOT MISS Issue 2! To make things easier, download a handout by CLICKING HERE and take it to your local comic book shop. It's small and in black and white (to save that precious colored ink)... Diamond Preview Ordering Code is MAY120836.


While we're on the subject of Free Comic Book Day, we wanted to let you know that we have events going on across the country at various comic book shops. To give you an idea, here's a sampling of just some of the stores we're sponsoring.

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Metropolis Comics in Burnaby will be featuring Sean Patrick O'Reilly, founder and CEO of Arcana Comics, from 12pm to 4pm. Sean is a prolific writer and creator, so be there to see some of his creations, Kade, The Clockwork Girl, The Gwaii, and, of course, Intrinsic! Find out how to get to the shop over at their website,, and be sure to stop by and say hi!

ONTARIO - Big B Comics Hamilton will be featuring Jeff Graham, part of the team behind the upcoming Deadly Harvest, and will be signing a limited number of posters from the book. Find out how to get to their shop at their web site,

ALABAMA - Capital City Comics is featuring Yin Yang's Jason Shane Powell
CALIFORNIA - 4 Color Fantasies is featuring Creepsville's Doc Wyatt, SideShow's Erik Hendrix, and Space, MN's Shawn DePasquale,The Comic Bug is featuring Lethal Instrint's B. Alex Thompson, The Nether World's Michael Asadpour, and Kord & Harley's Matthew Adams, AND GamersCircle Comics is featuring Marlow's Aaron Nelson from noon to 3pm!
DELAWARE - Captain Blue Hen Comics and The Comic Book Shop
FLORIDA - Collector's Comics is featuring Harry Walton: Henchman For Hire's M. Zachary Sherman
GEORGIA - Criminal Records is featuring Ripped's Jason Flowers.
ILLINOIS - First Aid Comics and Evil Squirrel Comics
INDIANA - Comic Book University is featuring Dead Cell's John Barker AND Comic Quest is featuring 51 Delta's Sean Dulaney.
IOWA - Comic World is featuring Every Waking Moment's Jeff Dyer
KANSAS - Astrokitty Comics is featuring Spy School and The Killer's Frank Tra.
MASSACHUSETTS - New England Comics in Brockton is featuring 3 and Dead Men Decimation's Enrique Savory and GRUNTS and Markus Fang's Shannon Eric Denton.
MINNESOTA - The Source Comics and Games is featuring SideShows' Michael David Nelsen and Last Ninja's Bobby Smith.
MONTANA - Muse Comics is featuring Amnesia's Dwayne Harris.
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Jetpack Comics is featuring Dandelion's John Schlim Jr.
NEW JERSEY - All Things Fun is featuring Becoming's Dane Cypel, Adventureland* is featuring Koni Waves' and A Cat Named Haiku's Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks, AND A&S Comics is featuring Shadowflame and Ripped's Joe Martino.
NORTH CAROLINA - Acme Comics is featuring The Book's Amanda Rachels.
PENNSYLVANIA - Bennie's Comics.
SOUTH CAROLINA - Richard's Comics and Collectibles is featuring Coin Operated Boy's Steven Prouse.
TENNESSEE - The Great Escape is featuring Philosipher Rex and Redball 6's Jason Miller.
TEXAS - DNA Comics and Comic Book Craze is featuring War's Chosen's Arthur Bellfield.
UTAH - End Zone Comics is featuring My Best Friend's a Booger's Tyler Kirkham.

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.