Posts Tagged ‘Free Comic Book Day’

Try Something Small-Press on Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day has been luring new readers into comic stores for more than a decade. Usually scheduled to coincide with a superhero movie launch, this year's FCBD, pegged to Amazing Spider-Man 2, is this Saturday, May 3.
Store owners have a choice of ordering 57 different comics from publishers to give away for free. Since they're [...]

Where to Get Free Comic Books on Free Comic Book Day

This year's Free Comic Book Day falls on May 4, noted Star Wars holiday (May the fourth be with you, etc.). But whether the force is with you or not—and no matter how you feel about J. J. Abrams—just about any flavor of nerd could probably get behind 50-plus free comics.
Local purveyors aren't messing around [...]

How to Spend Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day has taken place the first Saturday of May since 2002, which is May 7 this year, the day after Marvel Comics' Thor movie opens. For some strange reason,  FCBD has not been declared a national holiday yet, but a family barbecue after a visit to your local store might be appropriate. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: WMUC, Joe Lally, Cyrano

Alex Baca leads off this week's arts section with her reflection on the state of University of Maryland student-run station WMUC—which she says ought to declare independence. Joe Warminsky reviews three strong albums from local labels: New Des Ark and Pygmy Lush LPs from Lovitt, and the latest Joe Lally record from Dischord. Chris Klimek [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Molly Lawless

I first met Molly Lawless and saw her work at a Free Comic Book Day appearance at Fantom Comics, where she and Jim Dougan were selling their minicomic How I Lost My S#?! at the Apple Store. This amusing look at a certain lack of customer service on the part of Apple caused a bit [...]

Free Comic Book Day, and How It Helps You

Free Comic Book Day is an industry-wide attempt to bring people through the doors of comic book stores by giving them something free. This year it's Saturday, May 1, and comics publishers have a nice range of offerings. For superhero fans, D.C. has War of the Supermen No. 0, kicking off a battle between [...]

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