Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the Gold Book lineup for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.
â€œThis yearâ€™s roster of Gold Comics looks amazing,â€ said FCBD spokesperson, Elissa Lynch. â€œWeâ€™re pleased to showcase the best the comics industry has to offerâ€”and hopeful that this yearâ€™s comics will drive new customers to see whatâ€™s great about comics and their local comic book shop.â€
Gold Sponsor comics include special FCBD editions designed to attract new readers into comic shops with some of the industryâ€™s most widely recognized characters. A complete listing ofÂ FCBD titles, including all Gold and Silver Sponsor comics will be announced on December 23rd and can be ordered through the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributorsâ€™ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops on January 6th, 2010.
Take the jump for the complete rundown.
Free Comic Book Day: Gold Comics
KIZOIC PRESENTS: SHREK & THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Featuring four stories by the artists and writers of the upcoming Shrek and Penguins of Madagascar comic books!
MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK
Two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book!
ARCHIEâ€™S SUMMER SPLASH! #1
â€œWhose BEACH is it Anyway?â€: Sun, sand, swimsuits and cool rockinâ€™ tunes â€” no, itâ€™s not a cinematic â€œbeach partyâ€ blast from the past, but a whole new summer splash from Archie and his friends!
With Toy Story 3 hitting theaters this summer, donâ€™t miss this opportunity to get a FREE issue from the ongoing Toy Story series from BOOM Kids!
The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter â€” re-imagined for the 21st century by comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! All new content and storylines for this free issue!
WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0
A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and 100,000 vengeful supermen is one Superman! Special #0 issue featuring all-new material previews the conflicts to come!
YOW! THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY
D+Q delivers another wholly original and boisterous FCBD issue that will entertain readers of all agesâ€”from the world’s greatest all-ages cartoonist, John Stanley, in a beautiful package designed by Seth.
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155Â½
This is what you really want! Larry Hama continues his original and ground-breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE (but, you know, 15 years later).
This special FCBD title offers a small taste of the new hardcover anthology from Silverline Books due later in the year. An all-star cast of writers and artists have been assembled to turn familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes on their ear to make kids LAUGH!
IRON MAN/THOR FCBD 2010 EDITION
Two of Marvelâ€™s heaviest hitters like youâ€™ve never seen them before! Â A major new direction for the Marvel Universe kicks off HERE â€“ on Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010.
via Diamond Comic Distributors