Fifty comics will be available during Free Comic Book Day 2015, including a Gold Sponsor Doctor Who comic from Titan – and Diamond Comic Distributors has announced thirty-eight all new Silver comics.
Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their comic shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
The Silver Sponsors for Free Comic Book Day 2015 feature a whole new selection of 38 books for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, taking place Saturday 2nd May at participating comic book shops worldwide.
Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor Comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics to provide fans a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover.
US titles from this year’s Silver comics include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hip Hop Family Tree, The Tick, Street Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rabbids and more.
So far, only Titan Comics is the only “Gold Sponsor” with a British connection, with its free Doctor Who Special—FCBD 2015 Edition featuring stories from Nick Abadzis and Al Ewing drawn by several artists.
Marvel and DC Comics have yet to announce details of their FBCD books, though, so that might change.
In the Doctor Who Special—FCBD 2015 Edition, take a blistering trip through time and space with three stunning all-new short stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor and the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, written and drawn by the ongoing Doctor Who comics creative teams.
The issue also offers a sneak peek of the Top Secret Summer 2015 Doctor Who event! Be the first to get a hint of the epic that will shake the Doctor to his very core! It’s a must-read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS.
“The Silver comics provide comic book fans a great opportunity to read original and revamped stories for free, which in turn can open up a diverse world of comics to them as they read these stories for the first time,” said FCBD Spokesperson Deborah Moreland.
“The titles offered this year are great for readers of all ages, so there’s something everyone can enjoy. We are sure fans and retailers will be pleased with the line-up and we look forward to hearing about and seeing their Free Comic Book Day experiences.”
Free Comic Book Day 2015: Silver Comics
- 12 GAUGE COMICS| I.C.E.: BAYOU BLACKOUT
- ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT| GRONK AND FRIENDS
- ANTARTCTIC PRESS| STEAMPUNK GOLDILOCKS
- ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| SONIC/MEGA MAN: “WORLDS UNITE” FLIP-BOOK
- ASPEN MLT INC. | WORLDS OF ASPEN 2015
- AUTOMATIC PUBLISHING| HATTER M: LOVE OF WONDER #1
AVATAR| MERCURY HEAT DEBUT—FCBD 2015 EDITION
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Omar Francia
Kieron Gillen blasts into Free Comic Book Day with an exclusive preview introduction to his all-new Sci-Fi series, Mercury Heat! Mercury: A slow-turning planet where you can outrun the sunrise and the blistering heat it brings… a new frontier, where humanity’s insatiable need for energy is fed by a harsh environment worked by a rough crowd. And since she’s just a bit too intense to be a cop on Earth, Luiza is bringing her own brand of heat to this inhospitable world! This special issue features the first chapter of this ongoing saga, a special introduction to the world of Mercury Heat, and a look at the ships, designs, and making of this epic!
32pgs, FC FREE!
- BEGUILING BOOKS| COMIC FESTIVAL! 2015 #1
- CAPSTONE| MARCH GRAND PRIX
CBLDF| DEFEND COMICS—FCBD 2015 EDITION
(W/A) Various (CA) Dean Tripp | 32pgs, FC FREE!
For over 25 years, the CBLDF has fought to protect your right to read, and that crusade continues with this light-hearted look at a serious topic. Defend Comics is a sampler of the great YA comics available, and explores the censorship of comics with some of today’s most talented creators!
At this point we don’t know if any British artist feature in this book, but you should pick it up anyway, because of the cause.CHAPTER HOUSE/CAPTAIN CANUCK| CAPTAIN CANUCK
- COMIXTRIBE| AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #0
- DARK HORSE COMICS| AVATAR, PLANTS VS ZOMBIES, BANDETTE
- DC COMICS| TBA
- DRAWN & QUARTERLY| SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY/ STEP ASIDE, POPS!
- FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS INC.| HIP HOP FAMILY TREE THREE-IN-ONE FEATURING COSPLAYERS
- GEMSTONE PUBLISHING| OVERSTREET’S COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE
- HERMES PRESS| THE PHANTOM FCBD SPECIAL
- IDW PUBLISHING| TMNT: PRELUDE TO VENGANCE
- IMAGE COMICS| TALES OF HONOR #0
- KODANSHA| KODANSHA COMICS SAMPLER
LEGENDARY COMICS| LEGENDARY COMICS PREVIEW—FCBD 2015 EDITION
Working with industry-leading talent such as Grant Morrison, Frazer Irving, Matt Wagner, Simon Bisley, Judd Winick, Geoff Shaw, Jonathan Hennessey and Shane Davis, we’ve created an ever-growing library of thrilling sagas including Annihilator, Epochalypse, A Town Called Dragon, The Harvester, The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker and more, alongside cinematic tie-ins such as Godzilla: Awakening and the best-selling Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero. Join us this Free Comic Book Day as we unveil an exclusive first look at the exciting next chapter of Legendary Comics!
32pgs, FC FREE!
- MARVEL| AVENGERS #1
- NEW ENGLAND COMICS| THE TICK
- ONI PRESS| TERRIBLE LIZARD #1
- PAPERCUTZ| RABBIDS
- PAPERCUTZ/SUPER GENIUS| LADY JUSTICE #1
REBELLION| 2000AD SPECIAL—FCBD 2015 EDITION
The galaxy’s greatest Eisner-nominated SF anthology returns to Free Comic Book Day with a 48 page zarjaz line-up of stories! Inside you’ll find: Judge Dredd in ”Through the Out Door”, a brand new story from Matt Smith and Norm Breyfogle; The Traveller from Mick McMahon; Ajax Bloodthirsty in a new tale from Ben Willsher and Barry Krishna; Nemesis the Warlock in “Tomb of Torquemada” by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill; Doctor Sin returns to pass on his mantle in “Don’t Call It A Comeback” by Rob Williams and Luca Pizzari; Dan Dare from Dave Gibbons and Gerry-Finley Day; Sláine stars in “A Simple Killing” by Pat Mills and Simon Davis; classic Judge Dredd newspaper strips by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Ron Smith; and Tharg’s Alien Invasions from Henry Flint! All this, plus a FREE digital story attached!
48pgs, FC FREE!
- RED 5 COMICS| BODIE TROLL AND FRIENDS
- SCHOLASTIC INC. | GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT: CLEOPATRA IN SPACE TARGET PRACTICE
- TH3RD WORLD| THE STUFF OF LEGEND: A CALL TO ARMS PREVIEW
- TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS| THE MOTORCYCLE SAMURAI
- UDON ENTERTAINMENT| STREET FIGHTER: SUPER COMBO SPECIAL
VALIANT| VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL—FCBD 2015 EDITION
(W) Jeff Lemire, Robert Venditti, Various
(A) Various – you’d expect some Doug Braithwaite, though, wouldn’t you? (CA) Rafa Sandoval
Valiant’s 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins right here on Free Comic Book Day! Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s fearless heroes are taking center stage for a star-studded, jam-packed anniversary smash celebrating 25 years of Valiant comics! Featuring an essential selection of brand-new stories and never-before-seen artwork, alongside exclusive interviews and “best of” features, jump on board here to relive the ground-breaking journey that established Valiant as the largest and most acclaimed independent universe in comics — and witness the action-packed first steps toward 25 more history-making years!
32pgs, FC FREE!
- VIZ MEDIA| SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: JO JO’S BIZARE ADVENTURE/YU-GI-OH
- ZENESCOPE| GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS: WONDERLAND-ONE SHOT
- ZENESCOPE| JURASSIC STRIKE FORCE #5
Free Comic Book Day 2015: Gold Comics
- ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| DARK CIRCLE COMICS PREVIEW
- BONGO COMICS| 2014 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL
- BOOM! STUDIOS| BOOM! STUDIOS TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
- DARK HORSE COMICS| FIGHT CLUB/ THE GOON/ THE STRAIN
- DC COMICS| TBA
- DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| BOB’S BURGERS
- IDW PUBLISHING| TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #0
- IMAGE COMICS|SAVAGE DRAGON: LEGACY #1
- MARVEL COMICS| SECRET WARS
- TITAN COMICS| DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL
- UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES|SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
- VIZ MEDIA/ PERFECT SQUARE| POKÉMON
• A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles can be found in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalogue, on sale at all comic book shops 24th December. For more FCBD news and updates visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook.