Diamond Comics has released the full listing of publisher offerings for 2012's Free Comic Book Day. In addition to the previously announced Gold Comic Books from Marvel, DC Comics, Image and others, the May 5th event's Silver Comic Books include BOOM! Studios' "Dune: Origins" #1, Dark Horse's "Buffy/The Guild" flip-book, 12 Gauge Comics' "Anti" #1 Preview and a Judge Dredd offering from Rebellion. For the complete listing of all forty-five titles and a gallery of cover images, read the full press release below.
Official Press Release
From the greatest superhero fare to new kid's stories and emotional slice-of-life tales, it's a great time to discover comic books with the Gold and Silver titles available for Free Comic Book Day 2012!
The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee is pleased to announce the complete list of Gold and Silver Sponsors and their comic books for FCBD 2012, which will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012. Complete descriptions of all forty-five FCBD titles can be found online now at HYPERLINK "http://www.freecomicbookday.com" www.freecomicbookday.com and in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog, available on December 28th, 2012.
"There's an incredible depth to this year's Silver Sponsor offerings," said FCBD spokesperson, Leslie Jackson. "The publishers have created a real opportunity for comic book fans-and those new to comic books-to come in and sample a wide variety of genres and stories with the titles they're publishing."
Selected by retailers who serve on the FCBD Committee, this year's roster of Gold and Silver Sponsors and their books include a comic book for everyone's tastes:
Gold Comic Books
Archie Comics: Mega Man: Let The Games Begin
Bongo Comics: Bongo Comics Free-For-All/SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies Flip Book
BOOM! Studios: Peanuts/Adventure Time Flip Book
Dark Horse Comics: Star Wars/Serenity Flip Book
DC Comics: DC Comics-The New 52 #1
IDW Publishing: Transformers #80.5
Image Comics: Image Comics: 20 Anthology
Marvel Comics: The Avengers #12.1
Oni Press: Yo Gabba Gabba! Free Comic Book Time!
Silver Comic Books
Antarctic Press: Diary of a Zombie Kid
Arcana Studios: Arcana Presents: The Intrinsic #1
Archie Comics: Sonic The Hedgehog: Two Steps Back...Special Edition
Aspen MLT: Worlds of Aspen 2012
Boundless Comics: Lady Death: The Beginning
Bluewater Productions: Burt Ward, Boy Wonder #1
BOOM! Studios: Dune: Origins #1
Capstone: The Incredible Rockhead & Zinc Alloy 2-For-None
Caption Box: Muqtatafaht: A Middle East Comics Anthology
CBLDF: The Censored Howard Cruse
Dark Horse Comics: Buffy The Vampire Slayer/The Guild Flip Book
DC Comics: DC Nation Super Sampler/Superman Family Adventures Flip Book
Drawn & Quarterly: Marble Season Preview
Drawn & Quarterly: Moomin Color Special
Fantagraphics Books: Walt Disney's Donald Duck Family Comics
Fantagraphics Books: Crockett Johnson's Barnaby Sampler
Gemstone Publishing: Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace 2012
Hermes Press: My Favorite Martian Special Edition
Image Comics: Witchblade: Unbalanced Pieces
Liquid Comics: FCDB 2012 Dinosaurs Versus Aliens
Liquid Comics: Graphic Elvis Preview
Marvel Comics: Spider-Man: Season One
Oni Press: Bad Medicine #1
Papercutz/NBM Publishing: The Smurfs/Disney Fairies Featuring Tinker Bell Flip Book
Radical Publishing: Under The Faerie Moon
Rebellion: 2000AD Judge Dredd Special
Red 5 Comics: Atomic Robo & Friends 2012
Th3rd World Studios: Finding Gossamyr & The Stuff of Legend IV
Top Shelf Comics: Top Shelf Kids Club 2012
12-Gauge Comics: Anti #1 Preview
Valiant Entertainment: Valiant Comics 2012 Preview
VIZ Media: Voltron Force: Shelter from the Storm
Yen Press: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel
Zenescope Entertainment: Jurassic Strikeforce 5 Preview
Zenescope Entertainment: Animal Planet Presents: The World Most Dangerous Animals 2012
Additional Promotional Items
HeroClix: Marvel Avengers Thor Figure
FCBD: FCBD 2012 Commemorative Artist T-Shirt: Jim Lee (Blue, White, Black)
FCBD: FCBD 2012 Generic Logo T-Shirt
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY- Now in its eleventh year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
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