Free Comic Book Day 2006 Titles Announced

Fri, January 20th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

For the fifth consecutive year, comic book retailers worldwide will join with publishers to promote the comic medium and their stores everywhere on Saturday, May 6 - Free Comic Book Day 2006 - and this year's eagerly awaited roster of participating publishers and titles has been announced.

This year's Gold Sponsor publishers, and their Free Comic Book Day Editions - available at all participating Free Comic Book Day stores - include:

Gold SponsorTitle
Archie ComicsArchie Comics 65th Anniversary Bash
Bongo ComicsBongo's Free for All 2006
Dark Horse ComicsStar Wars/Conan Flip Book
DC ComicsJustice League Unlimited #1
Devil's Due PublishingG.I. Joe: Sigma 6
Gemstone PublishingWalt Disney's Donald Duck 2006
IDWTransformers: Beast Wars (IDW) 2006
Image ComicsFuture Shock 2006
Marvel ComicsX-Men/Runaways
TOKYOPOPTOKYOPOP Sneak GN

Additionally, the following publishers have signed on as Silver Sponsors and will provide the following books for this year's event:

Silver SponsorTitle
Adhouse BooksPreposterous Voyages of Ironhide Tom 2006
Arcana StudiosArcana Studio Presents #3 2006
Aspen MLT Inc.Worlds of Aspen #1
Castle RainJack the Lantern 1942 2006
Claypool ComicsDeadbeats/Soul Searchers 2006
Comic GenesisComic Genesis Generations 2006
Drawn & QuarterlyMr. Jean
Fantagraphics BooksFunny Book #2
F&W PublishingImpact University Vol. 2
Heroic PublishingLiberty Girl #0
Keenspot PublishingKeenspot Spotlight 2006
Narwain SRLBluff & Tales from a Forgotten Planet
Oni PressFree Scott Pilgrim 2006
Top Shelf ProductionsOwly: Breakin' the Ice 2006
Renaissance PressAmelia Rules 2006
Sky-Dog PressBuzzboy: Sidekicks Rule #1 2006
Viper ComicsViper Comics Presents Dead @ 17 & More
Wizard EntertainmentWizard Presents the Top 100 TPs Revised

Please Note: Availability of Silver Sponsor titles and additional items may vary between participating stores, so please check with your retailer for availability.

Images for this year's titles can be found online at the Free Comic Book Day website, http://www.freecomicbookday.com.

Also on tap for Free Comic Book Day: Viz Media will publish Viz Samplers for manga lovers; WizKids LLC will create a Marvel HeroClix Wolverine Figure for players of its popular collectible Miniatures Game; and Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles will give toy collectors an exciting new addition with its Stargate Jack O'Neil Action Figure from the highly anticipated toy line based on the hit Sci Fi Channel series. Please Note: Availability of these items may vary between participating stores. Please check with your retailer.

"Based on the feedback we received from retailers, publishers, and fans, last year's Free Comic Book Day was our most successful to date," said Free Comic Book Day Spokesperson Elissa Lynch. "To make this year's even more of a success, we encourage comic fans to spread the word among their friends and family members - especially those who don't normally read comics - and bring them to their favorite participating comic shop on May 6. They'll see that our medium truly offers something for everyone!"

Readers can also show their support for Free Comic Book Day with a bevy of apparel offered in the January 2006 Previews catalog, including Baseball Caps, T-shirts (Regular and - making its debut - Baby Doll styles), and Polo Shirts. Plus, for the first time ever, fans can send word of the big day anywhere with Free Comic Book Day Postage Stamps! Fans can order these great promotional items at their local comics shop. Those who are looking for a store in their area can call the Comic Shop Locator Service at 888-COMIC-BOOK, or log on to www.comicshoplocator.com.

More information and updates about Free Comic Book Day 2006 can be found online at http://www.freecomicbookday.com. Retailers can order their copies of this year's Free Comic Book Day titles from the February Previews Retailer Order Form. Free Comic Book Day promotional items can be ordered from the January and February Previews.

 
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