Friday, May 1, 2009

Free Comic Book Day

So tomorrow (or today depending on if and when anybody reads this) is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Head to your local comic shop for free comics! As usual, I've already gotten mine early, and here's what you should be on the lookout for...

Dark Horse

Free Comic Book Day 2009 heralds the re-launch of two of the quintessential Dark Horse movie-to-comics franchises - the Fox blockbusters Aliens and Predator! Featuring a flip-book format with two covers and two stories - each devoted to one of mankind's deadliest adversaries - Aliens/Predator opens the airlock to a new universe of terror!

DC Comics

This May, DC Comics will debut its first-ever all-new title for Free Comic Book Day: BLACKEST NIGHT #0, the prelude to "Blackest Night," the biggest comics event of 2009! Featuring a story by writer Geoff Johns, BLACKEST NIGHT #0 is illustrated by top art teams Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert and Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy. The issue also features an introductory text page by Johns that sets the stage for new readers and a cover by Ivan Reis. The issue includes a lead story that leads directly into BLACKEST NIGHT #1, as well as a special guide to the various Corps that have recently emerged as forces in the world of GREEN LANTERN.

The perfect place to check out the sensational line of titles aimed at readers of all ages! This sampler includes fun and exciting stories starring TINY TITANS, BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! and BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, plus activity pages starring SUPER FRIENDS!

In 2008, Radical Publishing debuted with their FCBD08 preview issue, which also teased at what to expect beyond 2008. Radical 2009 now fulfills that breakout promise with a showcase of Incarnate (from Nick Simmons, son of KISS's Gene Simmons); Oblivion (created by Joseph Kosinski & written by Ian Edginton), FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency (written by David Hine), The Last Days of American Crime (by Rick Remender), Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead (by Steve Pugh & Warren Ellis), Hercules II: The Knives of Kush, Legends, Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising, Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost, and more!

The comic company that brings you The Simpsons and Futurama in the fantastic four-color format joins with retailers to reel in new readers with a comic cornucopia of tantalizing tidbits and a spectacular sampling of the best in humor comics!

Check out the rest of the books at the official site of FCBD here. Don't know where your local comic shop is? Click the picture on your right for the Comic Shop Locator Service. Happy FCBD kids!

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