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Free Comic Book Day May 3, 2008

by Brand
Feb 10, 2008 10:46 PM | 35 Comments
Free Comic Book Day
May 3, 2008

Free Comic Book Day is a special event held each year at participating comic book shops in North America and the world. On this day shops will have a special stash of comics to give out for free! Marvel, DC, Image, and other companies participate in this including several that will be giving out manga related items.

To interest of anime and manga fans:

Shonen Jump Sampler – FCBD 2008
A 32 page sampler with previews of Naruto, Bleach, & Slam Dunk, and coverage of many other titles.

Gegika: A Drawn+Quarterly Manga Sampler – FCBD 2008
This sampler will have excerpts from Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Good-Bye and Seiichi Hayashi’s Red Colored Elegy. If you read titles like Abandon the Old in Tokyo and MW you already know what you in for, but if you have never experienced the dark world of Gegika manga now is great chance to.

OEL Titles

Neotopia Volumes 1-3 pocket manga – FCBD 2008
Creator Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess) is offering three volumes his all-ages fantasy sci-fi epic Neotopia.

Maximum Ride Volume 1 - FCBD
First a book now a manga James Patterson's Maximum Ride is being offered by Yen Press.



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llxwarbirdxll said:
It's free comic book day everyday on the internet.


Lol.

Anyways, it was pretty cool today at the comic book stores. One of them had some cool Ironman posters so I grabbed a few (some for friends). They only really had that one tiny Shounen Jump thing in terms of manga stuff though.

May 4, 2008 2:31 AM by Aisu

It's free comic book day everyday on the internet.

May 2, 2008 4:50 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Meh, I'm disappointed now :(
I went to my LCS today to see if they had the stuff for FCBD in yet, or if they knew what they'd be getting, as I was planning to get my nan to pop in there during her saturday shopping as I'm away (or well, I was hoping I might get them to give it to me early, but sending in my nan was the next option :P).

They told me they got sent their stuff early, and gave it all away last saturday instead, and that they had nothing left.
When I said 'But free comic book day is meant to be in may, so how was I meant to know you'd changed it?' they proclaimed they'd put signs up and everything... but hadn't thought to put it on their website which I might actually have seen it on :(

So, no freebies for me :(

May 1, 2008 7:17 AM by Ephidel

I went once last year I think, pretty neat but they didn't have much manga stuff..hope there's more around here this year. :) I'll probably go check it out.

Apr 30, 2008 12:06 AM by Aisu

I'll be there May 3rd to get my FREE comics! YAY!!!!!

Apr 29, 2008 9:42 PM by Rojada1988

Just bumping this as it gets closer. I've added some links to previews of some of the books in my first post, plus a commercial for FCBD 2008.

Apr 17, 2008 6:20 PM by Brand

Meh, the comic store here rarely gets any of the free comic book day stuff except the Marvel/DC/DarkHorse title :(

Actually I just realised. First Saturday in May is when I'll be at Collectormania. Thats a big(ish) event, theres a chance some of the vendors there might have a wider selection I guess :D

Mar 20, 2008 5:02 AM by Ephidel

I want a Batman comic book >.>;

Mar 19, 2008 7:20 PM by Hooplas

cr4sian_phil said:
do mangas count as comic books?


They are comic books so why wouldn't they count?

Mar 19, 2008 7:19 PM by Brand

do mangas count as comic books?

Feb 20, 2008 6:33 PM by cr4sian_phil

the_seventh_l said:
Brand said:
While I can understand not being a fan of American comics, some of them are really good and worth a shot. Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Fables, and many others are really good reads.


QFT. Don't forget my personal favorite: Transmetropolitan. Warren Ellis for the goddamn win. :D


Very true, Warren Ellis is my favorite comic book author, though I have to admit my favorite series from him was Next Wave (total crack). Though Transmetropolitan was very awesome and probably has one of my favorite endings ever. Planetary is also a very awesome series.

As a plug for my favorite author here is a current series he is doing as a web comic:
http://freakangels.com/

A lot of his work (the non-marvel) stuff it's very different from what one may think a typical comic book is like. Very worth checking out.

Feb 18, 2008 10:16 AM by Brand

Deffently (sp?) cool. Need to check this out and see if my store is participating! n___n

Feb 17, 2008 4:42 AM by PrincesseNamine

Nice... Pretty cool event there.

Thanks for the info ^^

Feb 15, 2008 10:14 PM by Sobdid

Brand said:
While I can understand not being a fan of American comics, some of them are really good and worth a shot. Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Fables, and many others are really good reads.


QFT. Don't forget my personal favorite: Transmetropolitan. Warren Ellis for the goddamn win. :D

Feb 15, 2008 6:52 PM by the_seventh_l

I don't really care about the value of the comics I read. I care much more about the contents.And I'm pretty happy to see that DC has chosen All Star Superman as its free book. It's really AWESOME stuff, maybe the best Superman comic in years (and believe me, I've read A LOT of Superman books, and most of them are just TERRIBLE), and a great way to show some of their most accesible stuff to a lot of people. Morrison and Quitely are one of the best creative teams in comicbooks right now.

So, erm, yeah, go and take one of those with your Shonen Jump Sampler! Oh, and the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. special is great stuff too, if you like horror and monsters and all that...

Feb 15, 2008 6:48 PM by ymt

O____O MAXIMUM RIDE COMIC BOOK?!?

I never heard about this... then again, since it's a "superhero" kinda thing, it was bound to happen. Just like Artemis Fowl. >>

Feb 15, 2008 1:15 PM by shigures_editor

Free Comic Book Day is amazing. It's like this magical holiday where they give you free comic books, hehe=]. I went last year and got 11 free comic books. I hadn't ever read an american comic book before that time, or manga either for that matter.

Feb 15, 2008 7:23 AM by Smiles

hmm... more stuff to get besides the free comic book day issue of Sonic... ^^;

Feb 14, 2008 2:34 PM by ternalnodorei

this is one of those days where you wish that you lived in america..

Feb 14, 2008 2:12 PM by vadeka

While I can understand not being a fan of American comics, some of them are really good and worth a shot. Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Fables, and many others are really good reads.

But I did post this as they are giving away manga related items and today most comic shops do carry manga.

I'm mostly interested in the Gegika preview. I'm really interested in these types of titles.

Also as for the All Star Superman #1, didn't the trade already devalue your comic? I hate to say it but floppies just don't value like they used to. Though I do like it when they do something new.

Feb 13, 2008 5:26 PM by Brand