Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Free Comic Book Day is coming...

Every May, the comic book industry does something brilliant. They give away free comic books on the first Saturday of the month, and this year is no exception.


Now into its ninth year, Free Comic Book Day returns and this will be the third year running Proud Lion has joined in the celebrations.

For those of you on Facebook, you can add FCBD @ Proud Lion as an event.

For 2010, we are serving up nine awesome titles for you to come and grab (whilst stocks last). And here they are...

IRON MAN/THOR FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Matt Fraction (A/C) John Romita, Jr.

Publisher: MARVEL COMICS

The perfect jumping-on point for any and all readers...and it's FREE! When rogue mega-billionaires with world-destroying technology threaten the safety of the entire world...and the moon...Thor and Iron Man join forces! In time for the exciting launch of new stories and a bold new direction for Invincible Iron Man and Thor, superstars Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr. team up to bring you 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!


IRON MAN: SUPERNOVA FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Paul Tobin (A) Craig Rousseau (C) Ed McGuinness

Publisher: MARVEL COMICS

What happens when an armored billionaire teams up with a hot-headed, cosmic-powered teen to fight a trio of massively-powered super-apes? Find out when Iron Man and Nova take on Red Ghost and The Super-Apes! Out-numbered, the Golden Avenger and the Human Rocket will have to trust an apparent traitor in the gorillas' midst if they are to survive and save an entire city. Will they succeed or are they being played? Find out in this all-new, action-packed adventure, which happens to be FREE!


WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0 FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) James Robinson (A) Eddy Barrows, Ruy José (C) J.G. Jones.

Publisher: DC COMICS

A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and 100,000 vengeful supermen is one Superman! The conflict between Superman and General Zod erupts into all-out war this summer in a series that will shatter the worlds of Superman, Supergirl and the entire DC Universe — all brought to you by the hit creative team of James Robinson and Eddy Barrows! This special #0 issue featuring all-new material previews the conflicts to come while spotlighting a savage strike on Metropolis and the world — an attack that will shake Superman to his very core. After this, there’s no turning back — the War of the Supermen is here!

DC KIDS MEGA-SAMPLER FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Landry Walker, Art Baltazar, Franco, Sholly Fisch (A) Eric Jones, Art Baltazar, Mike Norton, Dario Brizuela (C) Baltazar

Publisher: DC COMICS

This sampler is the perfect place to check out the sensational line of titles aimed at readers of all ages! It includes exciting, all-new stories starring Batman: The Brave & The Bold, Tiny Titans, Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam! and Super Friends!


ARTIFACTS: FIRST LOOK FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Ron Marz (A) Top Cow's Finest (C) Stjepan Sejic

Publisher: IMAGE COMICS/TOP COW STUDIOS

Building on the success of First Born and Broken Trinity, Top Cow finally reveals the secrets of all 13 Artifacts - which include The Darkness, Witchblade, Angelus, Magdalena's Spear of Destiny, and more. Launching a massive 13-issue event beginning in July 2010, this series will literally define and redefine the nature of the Top Cow Universe! The final identity of the remaining hidden Artifacts will be revealed, characters will perish, and the very existence of the Top Cow Universe will be at stake. And it begins here!

GREEN HORNET #1 FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Kevin Smith (A) Jonathan Lau, Ariel Padilla, Aaron Campbell (C) Alex Ross

Publisher: D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
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Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of the Green Hornet! In 2010, Dynamite will unveil three brand-new Green Hornet series, starting with the worldwide debut of Kevin Smith's vision for the masked crusader (based on his unproduced screenplay)! Get a first look with this special edition featuring not only Smith's version, but the award-winning work of creators Matt Wagner and Brett Matthews as well! All in one Free Comic Book Day comic event!

IRREDEEMABLE #1 FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Mark Waid (A) Peter Krause (C) John Cassaday

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Last year's comic book industry event is this year's best way to get more readers hooked on Mark Waid's best-selling original title, Irredeemable, the series that dared to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain? And 12 issues later, that question has been answered with a best-selling comic series, two best-selling trade collections and Incorruptible, the companion series.

MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK FCBD 2010 Edition

Creative Team: (W/A) David Petersen, TBD.

Publisher: Archaia Entertainment

Archaia is proud to present two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book! In the spring of 1153 the Mouse Guard deal with the onset of the spring thaw and the havoc it wreaks on their territories. Meanwhile, it’s time to dance your cares away as Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red return for a brand-new series of hilarious and heartfelt Fraggle Rock adventures written and drawn by some of the most imaginative creators in comics!

THE SIXTH GUN #1 FCBD 2010 EDITION

Creative Team: (W) Cullen Bunn (A/C) Brian Hurtt

Publisher: ONI PRESS

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun - the most dangerous of the weapons - vanished. When the gun resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way!

As well as these nine exciting comics, we also have a free HeroClix miniature of War Machine, co-star of Iron Man 2!

MARVEL HEROCLIX: WAR MACHINE FCBD 2010 FIGURE

Publisher: WIZKIDS/NECA

When Iron Man needs backup, he calls upon War Machine! War Machine is slated to be a major part of the May 2010 Iron Man 2 movie, and to capitalize on this, WizKids will be modifying the popular War Machine sculpt from the Marvel HeroClix: Armor Wars series as 2010's Free Comic Book Day figure. This exclusive figure comes with an all-new dial and character card.


These are the freebies we will have available on the day. All you have to do is pop in on the day!

There are other titles available on Free Comic Book Day 2010. Proud Lion Reservation Service customers may pre-order up to FIVE titles from the list below at no extra charge. For more information head to the Free Comic Book Day website.

ARCHIES SUMMER SPLASH
ATOMIC ROBO AND FRIENDS
BONGO COMICS FREE FOR ALL
DEL REY SHOWCASE
DOCTOR SOLAR MAGNUS ROBOT HUNTER
FEARLESS DAWN ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER
FRACTURED FABLES
FREEDOM FORMULA SPEED METAL OVERTURES
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155 1/2
LIBRARY OF AMERICAN COMICS #0
LOVE & CAPES #13
ONI PRESS FREE FOR ALL
OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS
OWLY & FRIENDS
RADICAL BIGGER BOOKS BIGGER VALUE
S E HINTON FAME #1
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG HIDE SEEK DESTROY #1
STUFF OF LEGEND & MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
TICK #1 SPECIAL EDITION
WEATHERCRAFT
WORLDS OF ASPEN
YOW THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY

You can email your orders to us or pop in store.

Orders must be received by Sunday April 18th.

1 comment:

  1. Stefan Harkins2 March 2010 at 17:43

    MAN !!

    I want to try them all!

    ReplyDelete