Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free Comic Book Day 2011

It's the biggest "holiday" of the year for comic book nerds! Tomorrow morning, hit your local comic shop for free comics! Don't know if you have a local comic shop, or where it might be if you do have one? No problem, just hit up the Comic Shop Locator Service you bloody savage.

Now, as per usual, free is free but there are still going to be some books that are worth reading and some that aren't. Just as I do every year, I will highlight the ones that I picked up (gets my shit early because I'm cool like that) and give you a head's up as to what I think is worth your time.

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Ivan Reis, Andy KubertThis is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers who can't wait to see the Green Lantern major motion picture from Warner Bros.! Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this reprinting of Green Lantern #30, a pivotal chapter of the Green Lantern: Secret Origin graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. Plus: No comic fan can afford to miss this exclusive first sneak peek of Flashpoint, DC's blockbuster event of 2011, by the all-star team of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert! 

PUBLISHER: IDW PUBLISHING(W) Joe Hill (A) Gabriel RodriguezThe acclaimed comic that is on its way to being a Fox television series is now yours for free! This special issue presents a 26-page story by creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez that sees the Locke family and their wondrous Keyhouse mansion beset on all sides by shdowy threats. The malevolent spirit Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way. Surrounded and outnumbered, the Locke children find themselves fighting a desperate battle, all alone, in a world where the night itself has become their enemy. 

PUBLISHER: IMAGE COMICS(W) Robert Kirkman (A/C) Jason Howard
Super Dinosaur is finally here! In this standalone origin special you will learn everything there is to know about Derek Dynamo's best friend, Super Dinosaur! Where did he come from? How did he avoid extinction? What is Inner-Earth? And what the heck is DynOre and why is it so dangerous? All this and more will be revealed - and all for FREE! 

PUBLISHER: RED 5 COMICS(W) Brian Clevinger (A) Scott Wegener
When Atomic Robo agrees to guest-judge the National Science Fair, it draws a lot of attention... including the evil Helsingard. When the explosions fly, Robo forgets the most important rule of all - never work with children! Plus: Previews of 2011 adventures of Red 5 favorites and new faces! 

PUBLISHER: DARK HORSE COMICS(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Steve Niles (A) Ben Stenbeck, Christopher Mitten
Dark Horse pairs two series with heroes battling the mysterious evils of the world - Baltimore in war torn Europe circa 1920s, and Cal MacDonald from Criminal Macabre in modern day Los Angeles. Both FCBD stories are excellent entry points to these fantastically horrific and compelling comics series. 

PUBLISHER: BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS(W) Reed Lackey (A) Russell Dauterman (C) Matt Bellisle
The Man, The Myth, The Amulet? Legendary star of the small and silver screen, ADAM WEST, has his career youth-enized in this hip-whimsical,trans-dimensional epic of an adventure. When a mysterious fan delivers an exotic amulet to Mr. West's doorstep he is Dorothy-fied on an odyssey that will change his career, his love life and inadvertently make him the man that saves the universe! 

Take the plunge into a treasure trove of Bongo comics with a brand-new, exclusive, one day, one-shot collection of stories featuring The Simpsons and Futurama. No library or millionaire's vault would be complete without this year's free collectible comic from your friends at Bongo. 

Happy Free Comic Book Day!


Zombie said...

Sadly there are no comic book stores in my area...

Carolyn said...

I just asked the guy from the comic book store if knows the "Free Comic Book Day"
He kicked me out and said that I should come back again in two days.

Mister Bones said...

@Carolyn, don't know what's up with that. Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May every year. It's definitely today.