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We are still months away from Free Comic Book Day 2014, but Marvel has already announced what they will be putting out on that special day. They had already announced a Guardians of the Galaxy issue to be released, but now in addition to that they will be releasing an all-ages Rocket Raccoon issue. This is a smart move on Marvel’s part considering the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will hit theaters that summer. This will help introduce the characters to those who may not be familiar with them before the movie comes out. Both adults and children alike. The story for the issue will be written by Joe Caramagna (Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man) and illustrated by Adam Archer (Ame-Comi Girls) with a cover by Skottie Young.
This year’s annual Free Comic Book Day isn’t until May 4th but right now you can check out 37 previews of some of the issues you can expect to grab that day. Just head on over to ComicBookResources.com to take a look and visit FreeComicBookDay.com for even more info.
In case you haven’t already heard, yesterday details were announced for DC’s Free Comic book Day Superman Issue.The issue will include a reprint of the first part of Geoff Johns’ and Richard Donner’s Action Comics story arc, “Last Son of Krypton”.
In addition, the issue will also include a sneak peek of the upcoming new superman series starting in June by writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee. As of right now there is no name for that new series but a lot of people have been speculating that it will be entitled Man of Steel. We’ll just have to wait and see this Free Comic Book Day, May 4th, 2013.
Valiant is offering two comics to be given out on Free Comic Book Day 2013. On Saturday, May 4th, along with your other free comics, be sure to pick up these as well. The Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars FCBD Special will give readers a look at Valiant’s upcoming crossover event, while Valiant Masters will give readers remastered stories from older Valiant series.
If you’re not reading Valiant yet, Free Comic Book Day will be a perfect place to start. But why wait til then? Go out and buy some issues now. For those of you currently reading Valiant Comics, what are your thoughts so far?
May 4th, 2013 is still a ways away but the FCBD committee has just revealed some of the free comics that readers can expect to get that day, including a Walking Dead FCBD Special from Image Comics and Superman FCBD Special from DC. Head on over to ComicBookResources.com for full solicitations and also check out the official Free Comic Book Day website for more info.
What free comic are you most interested in grabbing this year?
Ah, Free Comic Book Day. The day when you can head out to your favorite comic shops and get a bunch of free comics. It’s beautiful. Usually these issues are reprints, FCBD special editions, or preview issues, but Top Cow Productions is doing an FCBD first by releasing the full first issue of their new ongoing series, Aphrodite IX, on Free Comic Book Day this May. That’s pretty cool of them. Let’s hope the series is a good read.
Here’s the solicitation for Aphrodite IX #1, thanks to iFanboy:
Aphrodite IX #1
Written by Matt Hawkins
Painted by Stjepan Sejic
A FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FIRST! Aphrodite IX #1 will be part of FCBD history as the “free first issue will be the actual 1st issue of the new ongoing series with the 2nd issue shipping in June. Top Cow’s fan favorite green haired heroine finally gets her own ongoing title. Waking up in the distant future, Aphrodite finds herself in a vastly changed world where the air isn’t breathable and she doesn’t recognize the various factions vying for supremacy. Navigating her own fragmented mind while attempting to re-integrate into society proves difficult when she is identified as a notoriously brutal assassin…but has no memory of ever killing anyone. Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) has scoured the futurist blogs and books to create a plausible but fantastic world with painter Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade, Artifacts) who promise to deliver a science fiction epic unlike anything ever witnessed before!
Get an exclusive look at what’s happening at DC in 2012 - Featuring art by legendary illustrator Jim Lee and other top talents, DC Comics - The New 52 FCBD Edition will include a new story by New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns.
There will also be preview material from DC Comics - The New 52 “Second Wave” titles, including Batman Incorporated, Dial H, Earth 2, G.I. Combat, The Ravagers and Worlds’ Finest. (FreeComicBookDay.com)
To anyone in the NYC area on Saturday, click the pic or Facebook link below for more info on Free Comics Book Day at Midtown Comics.