Official Press Release
Oni Press is pleased to be the latest publisher to join Diamond Comics’ Free Comics Day promotion. Scheduled for May 4, 2002, Free Comics Day is designed to be a “comic book holiday,” where retailers can give away special comic books that they purchased at a deep discount from participating publishers, which currently includes Marvel, DC, Viz, Image, and Dark Horse, among others.
Two Oni Press comics will be offered in this promotion. There will be new printings of both QUEEN & COUNTRY #1 by Greg Rucka and Steve Rolston and HOPELESS SAVAGES #1 by Jen Van Meter, Christine Norrie, and Chynna Clugston-Major. The decision to offer two titles was made in order to showcase the diversity of the Oni line while giving retailers the option between a mature readers title and a title suitable for younger readers.
The new editions of these comics will sport several features to make them stand apart from the initial printings. Besides having no price, they will sport the Free Comics Day logo and have a blank area where retailers can add their store information. Some interior pages will be changed to feature more recent in-house ads, as well as an editorial explaining the event to the readers.
Each comic will be offered to retailers at a very minimal cost per copy.