Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the Gold Sponsors for the 2011 Free Comic Book Day event scheduled for the first Saturday in May.

“This year’s event is very special and the list of Gold Comics looks better than ever” said FCBD spokesperson, Leslie Jackson. “We are always honored to present comic book fans and new enthusiasts with some of the best comics available and hope that this year’s lineup will attract even more customers than ever before.”

Free Comic Book Day 2011: Gold Comics

Ape Entertainment

KIZOIC PRESENTS: KUNG FU PANDA/RICHIE RICH FLIP BOOK
The old blends with the new in this all-ages FREE flip book of fun stories featuring Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda, and the resurgence of kid-millionaire, Richie Rich!

Archaia Entertainment

DARK CRYSTAL/MOUSE GUARD FLIP BOOK
Archaia presents two, amazing, all-new stories in one fantastic flip book—David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD and a prelude to its forthcoming series of Jim Henson’s DARK CRYSTAL graphic novels, featuring covers, art direction and concepts by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the original film!

Archie Comics

BETTY & VERONICA
Betty and Veronica stumble upon the old Archie Club House and become inspired to bring back their clubbing days! But when the new club splits in two, it’s a battle of friendship! Featuring scripts, cover, and art from Archie’s Dan Parent!

BOOM! Studios

DARKWING DUCK/RESCUE RANGERS FLIP BOOK
An all ages flip book from BOOM! On one side, experience Darkwing Duck! Reprinting the blockbuster sold-out first issue of the DARKWING DUCK ongoing series. But don’t forget to flip the cover, or you’ll miss… CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS, reprinting the first issue of the critically acclaimed bestseller from BOOM!

Dark Horse Comics

AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER/STAR WARS: CLONE WARS FLIP BOOK
Dark Horse brings to readers of all ages Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Both FCBD stories are excellent entry points to these wonderfully charming and imaginative worlds!

DC Comics

A special, top secret project too big to announce! Sorry, but you’ll have to come back later for the full details!

IDW Publishing

LOCKE & KEY
The acclaimed comic—soon to be a Fox television series—is now yours for free! This special issue presents a by creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez that sees the Locke family and their wondrous Keyhouse mansion beset on all sides by shadowy threats. All ages appropriate!

Image Comics

ROBERT KIRKMAN KID-FRIENDLY TITLE
Wow!… Now that’s news! You’ll just have to come back to the free comic book day website at a later date for more details on this special FREE issue!

Marvel Comics

SPIDER-MAN
THE LONG, HOT SUMMER OF SPIDEY ACTION BEGINS HERE!!
The first week of May, award-winning Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and comics legend Humberto Ramos give you the first, fateful glimpses at the biggest Spider-Man epic in years (coming later this summer)!

Papercutz

GERONIMO STILTON & THE SMURFS FLIP BOOK
The beloved children’s book series comes to comics. Best-selling Author Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. Get a glimpse into his world with this FREE comic available on Free Comic Book Day. Plus, stories on the beloved Smurfs. And don’t forget the Smurfs movie scheduled next year in August!

Free Comic Book Day is scheduled for May 07, 2010.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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Robot Overlord

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to the Robot Overlord. Robot Overlord may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. The Robot Overlord contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. If Robot Overlord begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Do not taunt the Robot Overlord.

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  1. December 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    I haven’t checked out Locke & Key before, so this seems to be a good time to do it. Plus, a kids friendly Kirkman title! WHAT!?

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