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First round of Free Comic Book Day titles announced

Brigid Alverson
Archie Digest 1

It’s not even Christmas yet, but the folks behind Free Comic Book Day are already thinking about next spring. Free Comic Book Day (often abbreviated as FCBD) is a promotional event designed to bring customers into brick-and-mortar comics shops with the promise of free comics, selections from a special set put together for the occasion. [...]

Free Comic Book Day Special Preview: Archaia’s FCBD Comic

Brigid Alverson
FCBD 2013-Pantalones TX Preview

Today is Free Comic Book Day, the national holiday that celebrates all things sequential. Check the official website for a list of comic book stores that will be offering special FCBD comics to all comers today—and the site also has a list of the comics. And to tide you over, here are a series of [...]

Links: FCBD follow-up

Katherine Dacey
STK460557

John Jakala compares Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One with its original incarnation as Avengers 12.1 and discovers a key difference: in the original version, Spider-Woman is naked. “Why not [choose] something that would be appropriate for all ages, such as an issue of the old Marvel Adventures: The [...]

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 5th!

Mike Pawuk

Free Comic Book Day is once again here this Saturday, May 5. Now in its tenth year, it’s the annual celebration of comic book stores and the love of reading, and best of all, there are some great free comic books made especially for the day. What is Free Comic Book Day, you ask? It’s [...]

Links: Ladies who lunch

Katherine Dacey

Lunch Lady creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sits down with his hometown newspaper to discuss his career. “My grandparents were brave enough to send me to college to study art and I’m sure that was a difficult decision for them,” Krosoczka told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “But sending me to classes here [at the Worcester [...]

Links: Boys don’t read?

Katherine Dacey

Over at The Huffington Post, author Charles London tackles a question that’s been on many educators’ minds of late: how can teachers and parents encourage boys to read more? His argument is that boys are readers, but the kind of material that appeals to them often falls outside the canon of approved kid-lit. “Even when [...]

The Parents’ Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2011

Katherine Dacey
ratedfree

Mark your calendar: this Saturday is the tenth annual Free Comic Book Day. The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002. The premise was simple: stores gave short, free sampler comics to regular customers and newcomers alike, rewarding one group for their loyalty while introducing the other to the joy of reading comics. [...]

Links: FCBD 2011, VIZ Media brings manga to the iPhone

Katherine Dacey

Who doesn’t like a free comic book? That’s the thinking behind Free Comic Book Day, an annual event in which retailers around the country provide customers free comics from publishers big and small. This year’s FCBD will be held on Saturday, May 7th at thousands of stores around the US and Canada. (Click here to [...]