The Free Comic Book Day Steering Committee is pleased to announce the results of a week-long vote by comic book specialty retailers, designed to determine the timing for Free Comic Book Day 2003. With all precincts reporting in, X2 (the sequel to the hit X-Men movie) took the day, with 63.49% of those voting choosing to tie Free Comic Book Day 2003 to the movie's May 2, 2003 release.
"There were no overvotes or undervotes," said a Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. "There were no hanging chads or pregnant chads. There was a guy named Chad who voted, but we kept an eye on him. The voting process went very smoothly and the results are clear: Those supporting the Hulk and those supporting the X-Men both made excellent arguments in their online debate, and now the people have spoken!"
Free Comic Book Day 2003 will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2003, one day after the release of X2. Further details will be released as they become available, and will be posted on www.FreeComicBookDay.com as well.