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Free Comic Book Day LIVE!


While I know many of you are just getting home from various The Avengers showings, here’s another event to be looking forward to: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012! It’s the eleventh year of the event and comic book stores across the nation (and some worldwide) are getting ready for the deluge of customers this Saturday.

If you don’t already have plans or know if your local comic book shop has any plans for the event, you might want to check out the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator on the FCBD website (available here). If nothing else, look for the logo on their door!

Here at the site, we’re gearing up for a very unique event. As some of you may have already heard, SciFi4Me now has a Livestream channel. Whereas it’s been running much of what you can get on the YouTube channel of late, we’re planning on an uber-amazing-awesome grand premiere … A LIVE STREAM OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012!  That’s right, TODAY we’ll be streaming interviews and live footage from all around the nation at various comic book stores. The full list is going to be updated as we add more teams hitting the streets, but here’s what we’ve got so far…

  • Midtown Comics: New York, NY
  • Clint’s Comics: Kansas City, MO
  • Elite Comics: Overland Park, KS
  • Pop Culture Comix: Overland Park, KS
  • Golden Apple Comics: Los Angeles, CA
  • New World Comics: Oklahoma City, OK
  • eXpert Comics: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

NOTE: In some places, we’ll be able to stream live, and in some cases we’ll be taping interviews to run later in the day and over the weekend.

We’ll have interviews with creators and other special guests, so please tune in! We’re looking to go live sometime before 11am and wrap up only as the events wrap up…it’s going to be a long day at HQ!

For those of you who might be looking to attend your own event, here’s the comic books you have to look forward to:

Gold Comic Books
Archaia Entertainment: Mouse Guard, Labyrinth & Other Stories HC
Archie Comics: Mega Man: Let The Games Begin
Bongo Comics: Bongo Comics Free-For-All/SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies Flip Book
BOOM! Studios: Peanuts/Adventure Time Flip Book
Dark Horse Comics: Star Wars/Serenity Flip Book
DC Comics: DC Comics-The New 52 #1
IDW Publishing: Transformers #80.5
Image Comics: Image Comics: 20 Anthology
Marvel Comics: The Avengers #12.1
Oni Press: Yo Gabba Gabba! Free Comic Book Time!

Silver Comic Books
Antarctic Press: Diary of a Zombie Kid
Arcana Studios: Arcana Presents: The Intrinsic #1
Archie Comics: Sonic The Hedgehog: Two Steps Back…Special Edition
Aspen MLT: Worlds of Aspen 2012
Boundless Comics: Lady Death: The Beginning
Bluewater Productions: Burt Ward, Boy Wonder #1
BOOM! Studios: Dune: Origins #1
Capstone: The Incredible Rockhead & Zinc Alloy 2-For-None
Caption Box: Muqtatafaht: A Middle East Comics Anthology
CBLDF: The Censored Howard Cruse
Dark Horse Comics: Buffy The Vampire Slayer/The Guild Flip Book
DC Comics: DC Nation Super Sampler/Superman Family Adventures Flip Book
Drawn & Quarterly: Marble Season Preview
Drawn & Quarterly: Moomin Color Special
Fantagraphics Books: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Family Comics
Fantagraphics Books: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby Sampler
Gemstone Publishing: Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace 2012
Hermes Press: My Favorite Martian Special Edition
Image Comics: Witchblade: Unbalanced Pieces
Liquid Comics: FCDB 2012 Dinosaurs Versus Aliens
Liquid Comics: Graphic Elvis Preview
Marvel Comics: Spider-Man: Season One
Oni Press: Bad Medicine #1
Papercutz/NBM Publishing: The Smurfs/Disney Fairies Featuring Tinker Bell Flip Book
Radical Publishing: Under The Faerie Moon
Rebellion: 2000AD Judge Dredd Special
Red 5 Comics: Atomic Robo & Friends 2012
Th3rd World Studios: Finding Gossamyr & The Stuff of Legend IV
Top Shelf Comics: Top Shelf Kids Club 2012
12-Gauge Comics: Anti #1 Preview
Valiant Entertainment: Valiant Comics 2012 Preview
VIZ Media: Voltron Force: Shelter from the Storm
Yen Press: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel
Zenescope Entertainment: Jurassic Strikeforce 5 Preview
Zenescope Entertainment: Animal Planet Presents: The World Most Dangerous Animals 2012

Also available, usually for a modest price, at most of the shops will be FCBD 2012 T-shirts and other memorabilia.  (The t-shirts are awesome, too … be sure to bring a little extra because you WILL want one.)

So, if you’re going to be out at any of the locations we’ll be streaming from, be sure to stop in and say hello! Regardless, have a great Free Comic Book Day!


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