2010 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY "Gold" Comic Books Revealed

2010 FCBD "Gold" Comic Books Revealed
Diamond Comics Distributors announced the identity of the Gold Sponsors and their comic book offerings for the 2010 (and 9th annual) Free Comic Book Day (FCDB).

Taking place on Saturday, May 1st 2010, 10 free “Gold” comic books will be offered, including selections from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and more. The selections – which Diamond says “includes a comic book for everyone’s tastes” – range from comics specifically geared towards “all ages” readers, to one-shots that serve as a kick-start to some of the major publisher’s biggest 2010 story events.

According to Diamond, “Gold Sponsor comics include special FCBD editions designed to attract new readers into comic shops with some of the industry’s most widely recognized characters.”


“This year’s roster of Gold Comics looks amazing,” said FCBD spokesperson Elissa Lynch. “We’re pleased to showcase the best the comics industry has to offer – and hopeful that this year’s comics will drive new customers to see what’s great about comics and their local comic book shop.”

2010 Silver Sponsor comics will be announced on December 23rd and all the offerings can be ordered through the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops on January 6th, 2010.

The full Gold line-up follows, and as always readers can always find more FCBD news and updates at www.freecomicbookday.com. or follow updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/FCBD10.

Free Comic Book Day: Gold Comics

 

Ape Entertainment

KIZOIC PRESENTS: SHREK & THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Featuring four stories by the artists and writers of the upcoming Shrek and Penguins of Madagascar comic books!

Archaia Entertainment

 

MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK

Two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book!

Archie Comics

 

ARCHIE’S SUMMER SPLASH! #1

“Whose BEACH is it Anyway?”: Sun, sand, swimsuits and cool rockin’ tunes — no, it’s not a cinematic “beach party” blast from the past, but a whole new summer splash from Archie and his friends!

BOOM! Studios

 

TOY STORY

With Toy Story 3 hitting theaters this summer, don’t miss this opportunity to get a FREE issue from the ongoing Toy Story series from BOOM Kids!

Dark Horse Comics

DOCTOR SOLAR/MAGNUS

 

The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter — re-imagined for the 21st century by comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! All new content and storylines for this free issue!

DC Comics

 

WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0

A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and 100,000 vengeful supermen is one Superman! Special #0 issue featuring all-new material previews the conflicts to come!

Drawn & Quarterly

YOW! THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY

D+Q delivers another wholly original and boisterous FCBD issue that will entertain readers of all ages—from the world's greatest all-ages cartoonist, John Stanley, in a beautiful package designed by Seth.

IDW Publishing

 

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155½

This is what you really want! Larry Hama continues his original and ground-breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE (but, you know, 15 years later).

Image Comics

FRACTURED FABLES

This special FCBD title offers a small taste of the new hardcover anthology from Silverline Books due later in the year. An all-star cast of writers and artists have been assembled to turn familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes on their ear to make kids LAUGH!

Marvel Comics

IRON MAN/THOR FCBD 2010 EDITION

Two of Marvel’s heaviest hitters like you’ve never seen them before!  A major new direction for the Marvel Universe kicks off HERE – on Free Comic Book Day!

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