Friday, 23 January 2015

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Free Comic Book Day 2015 - the Proud Lion line up!

by Ben Fardon

Last week we announced that this year's Free Comic Book Day at Proud Lion would feature a selection of 25 different titles. 19 of those have been picked by us, with the remaining six to be chosen by yourselves through responses to a SurveyMonkey poll.

Well, the results are in and today I can reveal our full Free Comic Book Day 2015 line-up! So without further ado:

  1. Steampunk Goldilocks  
  2. The Tick  
  3. Motorcycle Samurai  
  4. Lady Justice  
  5. Legendary Comics Sampler  
  6. And Then Emily Was Gone #0  

These join the 19 titles we've pre-selected: 2000 AD Special, Avengers #1, Bobs Burgers, Bongo Comics Free-For-All!, Boom Studios 10th Anniversary FCBD Special, Dark Circle Comics #1, Dark Horse Fight Club The Goon The Strain, DC Comics Gold Book, DC Comics Silver Book, Doctor Who Special, Perfect Square Presents Pokemon, Savage Dragon Legacy, Secret Wars #1, Sonic The Hedgehog Mega Man Worlds Unite Prelude, Spongebob Freestyle Funnies, Street Fighter Super Combo Special, Stuff Of Legend Call To Arms, TMNT Prelude To Vengeance and Transformers Robots In Disguise #0.

That's a great line-up and all of us here are really looking forward to the big day on Saturday 2nd May 2015. For those of you who want to add the date to your diary, the preliminary Facebook event is now up for you to join and please do share through social media!

If there are any Free Comic Book Day 2015 titles you would like (click through to the FCBD website for more details) that aren't on our line-up, please email me a request by Thursday 29th January. That's only a week away, so don't delay in putting in your request and please remember this is only for titles NOT on our list of 25 titles. Be advised that you will be asked to cover the cost of any title outside of our selected 25, with prices ranging from 17p to 32p this year.

The selected 25 will be absolutely free of charge of course, though we won't be accepting any reservations for those titles, I'm afraid if you want them you do have to come in on the day!

The second half of our survey polled as to whether we should change the format of Free Comic Book Day this year, namely how we hand out the free comics.

With multiple options, first past the post isn't a great representation of what the majority of our responding customers want, as whilst 30% for the top result, that means 70% of you were against it!

To move forward we'll be using the results of that question to create a second survey comprising of just two questions in the coming weeks. For you consideration, the decision will be between a) leaving it as it is - first come, first served - or b) switching to limiting people to a limit of ten different free comics per customer. This second survey will follow in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned as we'll have further Free Comic Book Day announcements between now and Saturday 2nd February.

Ben Fardon is gearing up for our first D&D Attack Wing tournament.

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