Free Comic Book Day 2013

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Iron Man is in the cinemas, Superman is on the way and more guys in tights wait in the wings. For over the past 13 years, people have been exposed to the wondrous world of fantasy, science fiction and escapism of a truly unique fashion. For everyone who has exited the screening of Batman, Iron Man or Avengers, there has been a crowd of devoted fans who have enjoyed this rich and wondrous medium. The comic book has entertained children and adults alike for generations but more recently it has taken on a new identity as part of the modern pop culture (for better or worse).

To coincide with the opening of these blockbuster motion pictures desperately attempting and sometimes achieving a fusion of film and sequential storytelling, comic book shops are welcoming those who have never been in their stores before or who may have fond memories of Superfriends, the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno Hulk TV series or any number of nostalgic touchstones. Free comics are available thanks to an investment from the store owners, so be sure to buy something and even engage in some conversation. Maybe there are some books, toys, or DVDs that could brighten your abode.

Comic books are lots of fun, so join in… it’s FREE!

TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB

TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB
(W/A) Andy Runton & Various (CA) Rob Harrell
Here at Top Shelf, we’re celebrating FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013 with friends old and new — the latest lineup of the Top Shelf Kids Club! This FREE comic book contains not one, not two, but SIX different adventures for readers of all ages.
Inside are brand-new stories featuring OWLY by Andy Runton, JOHNNY BOO by James Kochalka, KORGI by Christian Slade, PIRATE PENGUIN VS NINJA CHICKEN by Ray Friesen, and UPSIDE DOWN by Jess Smart Smiley, plus the debut of MONSTER ON THE HILL by Rob Harrell, who also contributes this year’s cover! Come on in and join the party!

INFINITY

INFINITY
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Jim Cheung
{Lead-in to Marvel Comics’ upcoming crossover event.}

KABOOM SUMMER BLAST (NET)

An explosion of All-Ages awesomeness from KaBOOM! this Free Comic Book Day! Sure to be one of the most popular offerings this Free Comic Book Day, the KaBOOM! Summer Blast is 48 pages chock-full of the most popular all-ages comics on the stands today! Featuring excerpts from Adventure Time, Peanuts, Regular Show, Bravest Warriors, Garfield, Ice Age and some brand-new surprises, these series will keep readers young and old coming back to your comic shop again and again!

2000 AD SPEC

(W) John Wagner & Various (A) Henry Flint & Various (CA) Henry Flint
Home of Judge Dredd, 2000 AD is the UK’s award-winning weekly SF anthology comic.
In this bumper 48-page FCBD special, The Jimps Club is a brand new Judge Dredd story about a club of Judge impersonators compete against each other to see who can last the longest on the harsh streets of the ‘Big Meg’. They’ve got being a Judge down to a fine art, nailed the mannerisms and the stance, but all it takes is one mistake for Dredd to spot an imposter…; Zombo returns in the all-new Planetronix: Mohawk Of Menace! – the failed government(TM) robot defense force Planetronix (TM) are on a mission to just say NO to DRUGS! But when Yellow Lion (TM) starts getting into insidious punk rock music, Zombo has to intervene; plus thrill-pounding action from The Visible Man, dimensional instability issues for Indigo Prime and dubious thermo-nuclear advice from alien delinquents DR & Quinch.

FANTAGRAPHICS PRINCE VALIANT

(W/A/CA) Hal Foster
This full-color comic collects two Prince Valiant stories from Hal Foster’s 1950 peak: “Home Again,” in which Val, Aleta, and newborn baby Prince Arn enjoy an eventful ocean journey back to Thule, and “The Challenge,” in which another knight’s unwelcome advances on Aleta result in a classic duel with Valiant.

DC NATION SUPER SAMPLER #1

DC NATION SUPER SAMPLER #1
This super sampler is the perfect place to check out two sensational series from the DC Kids line, Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go!, based on Warner Bros. Animation’s new animated series coming soon to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation Saturday morning programming block. It includes two exciting, all-new stories that readers of all ages will enjoy!

JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS

JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS
(W) John Howard, Joe Collins (A/CA) Brian Bolland
In advance of IDW’s coming ongoing series re-presenting the best Judge Dredd stories from the past with all-new coloring, this special FCBD release offers one of the most beloved Dredd stories of all time: the introduction of Judge Death, with all-new color! Plus: bonus “Walter the Wobot” strips appearing in color for the very first time, all beautifully illustrated by the brilliant Brian Bolland!

MOLLY DANGER / PRINCELESS

MOLLY DANGER / PRINCELESS
(W) Jamal Igle, Jeremy Whitley (A) Jamal Igle & Various
Two complete stories! She’s Strong, She’s smart, and she’s incredibly brave. She’s the protector of Coopersville, the Princess of Finesse, the petite powerhouse known only as Molly Danger! But what secrets threaten everything she holds dear. And on her way to rescue her sisters, Adrienne finds another mysterious princess locked away in a tower, but she’s guarded by one of the knights sent to hunt Adrienne. Who is this princess and will Adrienne and Bedelia survive trying to rescue her?

VALIANT MASTERS SHOWCASE ED

VALIANT MASTERS SHOWCASE ED
(W) Jim Shooter & Various (A) Barry Windsor Smith & Various (CA) Barry Windsor Smith
This Free Comic Book Day, dive deep into the greatest stories of the original Valiant Universe — remastered and collected together for the first time anywhere! Relive the best-selling adventures of Valiant’s definitive heroes — NINJAK, SHADOWMAN, the ETERNAL WARRIOR, and more — in this special FCBD-only edition previewing the next year’s worth of VALIANT MASTERS hardcover collections. Featuring all-time classic work by some of comics’ most celebrated talent including Jim Shooter, Joe Quesada, Barry Windsor-Smith, David Lapham, Bob Layton and more. There’s never been a better time to discover why the Valiant Universe created a new generation of comics fans and became the stuff of legend.

BUCK ROGERS

BUCK ROGERS
(W/A/CA) Rick Yager
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the first, best and original sci-fi hero is supporting free comic book day with a special re-print of two complete Sunday stories by fabled artist Rick Yager, who defined the look of the character for over twenty years. Hermes Press’ Buck Rogers FCBD issue will feature two complete, exciting storylines starring Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering in “The Mind of Minds” and “Wilma to the Rescue.” These stories have been painstakingly digitally reconstructed to perfection and look better than the original newspaper Sundays! Hermes Press’ Buck Rogers FDBD issue will also offer bonus material and tons of surprises!

DH STAR WARS CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AVATAR

All-ages adventure! Star Wars joins fan-favorite villains Darth Vader and Boba Fett! Then explore the upcoming Dark Horse series Captain Midnight, where the search for the missing superhero is on! And the smash hit Avatar: The Last Airbender follows Mai as she deals with her broken heart . . .

TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES

Jumping from screen to page, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES! This unique series captures the heart of the smash Nickelodeon television show with brand-new stories. Full of action, excitement and laughs, this is the perfect all-ages comic to get you seeing green!!

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Full list from Comiclist, your number one source of comic book solicitations.

PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

AAM MARKOSIA
Endangered Weapon B/The Tentacles Of Doom (FCBD 2013), AR

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Molly Danger/Princeless (FCBD 2013), AR
NFL Rush Zone Season Of The Guardians (FCBD 2013), AR

ALTERNA COMICS
FUBAR (FCBD 2013), AR

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Action Time Buddies (FCBD 2013), AR

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Kizoic Presents Sesame Street/Strawberry Shortcake (FCBD 2013), AR

ARCANA STUDIO
Steampunk Originals Presents The Steam Engines Of Oz (FCBD 2013), AR

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT
Mouse Guard/Rust (FCBD 2013), AR

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Sonic The Hedgehog/Mega Man (FCBD 2013), AR
World Of Archie Digest (FCBD 2013), AR

ASPEN COMICS
Worlds Of Aspen 2013 (FCBD 2013), AR

AVATAR PRESS
Absolution The Beginning (FCBD 2013), AR
Bleeding Cool Magazine (FCBD 2013), AR

BONGO COMICS
Bongo Free-For-All 2013 (FCBD 2013), AR

BOOM! STUDIOS
KaBOOM Summer Blast (FCBD 2013), AR

CAPSTONE PUBLISHING
Capstone Presents Mr Puzzle (FCBD 2013), AR

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News Free Comic Book Day Special (FCBD 2013), AR

COMIXTRIBE
Red Ten #0 (FCBD 2013), AR

DARK HORSE COMICS
Mass Effect/Killjoys/R.I.P.D. (FCBD 2013), AR
Star Wars/Captain Midnight/Avatar (FCBD 2013), AR

DC COMICS
DC Nation Super Sampler #1 (FCBD 2013), AR
Superman Last Son Of Krypton #1 (Custom Edition)(FCBD 2013), AR
Superman Last Son Of Krypton #1 (Special Edition)(FCBD 2013), AR

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
Marble Season (FCBD 2013), AR
Pippi Longstocking Color Special (FCBD 2013), AR

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Damsels (FCBD 2013), AR
Grimm (FCBD 2013), AR

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (FCBD 2013), AR

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
Overstreet Comic Book Marketplace (FCBD 2013), AR

HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (FCBD 2013), AR
Scratch9 #1 (FCBD 2013), AR

IDW PUBLISHING
Judge Dredd Classics (FCBD 2013), AR
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures (FCBD 2013), AR

IMAGE COMICS
Aphrodite IX #1 (FCBD 2013), AR
Walking Dead (FCBD 2013), AR

LIQUID COMICS
Ramayan Reloaded (FCBD 2013), AR
Stan Lee’s Chakra The Invincible (FCBD 2013), AR

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Assemble/Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. #1 (FCBD 2013),
Infinity (FCBD 2013), AR

NEW ENGLAND COMICS
Tick (FCBD 2013), AR

ONI PRESS
Rated Free For Everyone Presents The Crogan Adventures And Mermin (FCBD 2013), AR
Strangers #1 (FCBD 2013), AR

PAPERCUTZ
Disney Fairies (FCBD 2013), AR
Smurfs (FCBD 2013), AR

RANDOM HOUSE
Kellerman/L’Amour (FCBD 2013), AR

REBELLION
2000 AD (FCBD 2013), AR

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And Friends (FCBD 2013), AR

TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS
Finding Gossamyr The Call Of The Lorelarks/Stuff Of Legend (FCBD 2013), AR

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Top Shelf Kids Club (FCBD 2013), AR

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
SpongeBob Comics Freestyle Funnies (FCBD 2013), AR

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Harbinger Wars Special (FCBD 2013), AR
Valiant Masters 2013 Showcase (FCBD 2013), AR

VIZ MEDIA
It’s An Ugly Doll Comic Book And Other Stuff (FCBD 2013),
Shonen Jump Presents Dragon Ball/Rurouni Kenshin Restoration (FCBD 2013), AR

Games – NECA/WIZKIDS
Marvel HeroClix Iron Man 3 (FCBD 2013), AR

Merchandise
FCBD 2013 Black Adjustable Generic Logo Hat, $12.99
FCBD 2013 Black Generic Logo T-Shirt L, $7.99
FCBD 2013 Black Generic Logo T-Shirt MED, $7.99
FCBD 2013 Black Generic Logo T-Shirt XL, $7.99
FCBD 2013 Black Generic Logo T-Shirt XXL, $9.99
FCBD 2013 Black Generic Logo T-Shirt XXXL, $9.99
FCBD 2013 Bookmark, AR
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Black T-Shirt LG, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Black T-Shirt MED, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Black T-Shirt SM, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Black T-Shirt XL, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Black T-Shirt XXL, $17.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Charcoal T-Shirt LG, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Charcoal T-Shirt MED, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Charcoal T-Shirt SM, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Charcoal T-Shirt XL, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Charcoal T-Shirt XXL, $17.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Silver T-Shirt LG, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Silver T-Shirt MED, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Silver T-Shirt SM, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Silver T-Shirt XL, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung Silver T-Shirt XXL, $17.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung White T-Shirt LG, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung White T-Shirt MED, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung White T-Shirt SM, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung White T-Shirt XL, $14.99
FCBD 2013 Commemorative Artist Series Jim Cheung White T-Shirt XXL, $17.99
FCBD 2013 Eco-Friendly Canvas Shopping Bag, $4.99
FCBD 2013 Eco-Friendly Polypropylene Shopping Bag, $1.99
FCBD 2013 Lanyards, $1.99
FCBD 2013 Mini-Poster, AR
FCBD 2013 Orange Wrist Band, $1.99
FCBD 2013 Postcards, AR
FCBD 2013 Temporary Tattoos, AR

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