Saturday, 1 May 2010

Free Comic Book Day TODAY, May 1st 2010 @fcbd10

Ad for Free Comic Book Day 2010 by Sergio Aragones

Free Comic Book Day is on around the world on Saturday May 1 2010, and Brisbane's comic book stores are part of it. Ian from Ace Comics and Games talked to me about some of the free comics you'll be able to pick up:

Iron Man/Thor, in time for the Iron Man 2 movie.

War of the Supermen #0, the latest DC cross-over.

Del Rey showcase, including graphic novel versions of Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman and Jane Austen and Seth Graeme-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Archie's Summer Splash: Archie's recent dream sequence where he married Veronica and Betty in turn may well spark big interest in this.

Bongo Free-for-All: Bongo Comics is Matt Groening's comic company which publishes The Simpsons and Futurama comics.

The Tick: A re-release of The Tick's first edition from 1986, to help promote the reboot of Tick comics.

Sonic the Hedgehog: This is one of the comics that's very popular with children.

For a full list of the comics available, click here to visit the official Free Comic Book Day's website. If you're going to Ace Comics and Games, you're asked to only take one copy of each title, and to only take titles you're interested in, and not just grab everything you can.

I also spoke to Terry at Clayton's Comics at Chermside, who told me they'll have comic artists in store on Saturday, and Star Wars re-enactors from the Redback Garrison of the 501st Legion (Vader's Fist) will be in store too. Clayton's Comics Facebook page is here.

Ace Comics and Games has two locations, in the City and Annerley, and Brisbane comic store Comics Etc will also be taking part in Free Comic Book Day.

You can click here for a Google Map showing where Comics Etc and Ace Comics and Games are in the city.

Click here for a Google Map showing where Ace Comics and Games is in Annerley.

And click here for a Google Map showing where Clayton's Comics is in Chermside.

Click here to look up bus timetables for the 100, 110, 116, 117, 124 125 and 333 buses, and click here to use the Translink journey planner to look up other public transport timetables and routes.

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