• Previously on Comics: Eisner-Nominated Edition

    Previously on Comics: Eisner-Nominated Edition0

    Happy Free Comic Book (News) Monday! How was your FCBD? Did you check out Ardo’s awesome guide to Free Comic Book Day, and Alenka’s review of Spill Night? (You can take a peek and come back, I won’t tell.) Onward to comics news!

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  • Free Comic Book Day: Where’s Your Manga?

    Free Comic Book Day: Where’s Your Manga?1

    Over the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence in the North American manga market. Fan favorites like Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, and Tokyo Ghoul topped bestseller charts. In turn, these healthy sales helped expand the graphic novel section at your local Barnes and Noble. Some companies began pushing their digital manga initiatives in

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  • Attack On Titan Takes on FCBD With a Poignant New Story

    Attack On Titan Takes on FCBD With a Poignant New Story0

    Attack On Titan, FCBD 2017 Jody Houser (w), Emi Lennox (a), Paolo Rivera (cover) Kodansha May 6, 2017 Last year, Kodansha published a giant anthology of original Attack On Titan stories by Western creators. The series’ creator, Hajime Isayama, was as enthusiastic about the project as he is about his weird manga becoming such a

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  • Comics You Should Definitely Pick Up On Free Comic Book Day

    Comics You Should Definitely Pick Up On Free Comic Book Day0

    Diamond Comics Distributors were kind enough to send me their Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) offerings before the day in question. I read them all except the five that I didn’t receive (Fight Club/The Goon/The Strain, Doctor Who Special, 2000 AD Special, Ice Bayou Blackout and Teen Titans GO!/Scooby-Doo Team Up #6). Below are my choices for the

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  • The Future of Free Comic Book Day

    The Future of Free Comic Book Day2

    Since 2002, every first Saturday in May, comic shops around the world have taken part in Free Comic Book Day, the industry’s “open house” event tailored to invite new and lapsed fans into the welcoming arms of brick and mortar comic shops. The concept is simple: publishers release exclusive content geared toward (mostly) young, new

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  • Record Breaking 4.7 Million Comics Given Away on FCBD 2014

    Record Breaking 4.7 Million Comics Given Away on FCBD 20140

    Diamond reports that this year’s Free Comic Book Day broke records, with 4.7 million comics given away at 21,000 different stores, libraries, and local festivals. Local comic stores saw over 1 million visitors. This year, over 40 publishers participated in the annual giveaway, offering 60 books. Diamond attributes the boost in attendance to a surge in

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