The annual Free Comic Book Day for 2012 will soon be upon us! Timed to coincide with the release of The Avengers feature film, this year’s FCBD is Saturday, May 4th, and Mavericks is celebrating with a slew of deals and great events for comic fans of all ages! Here’s the full rundown of what we have planned.
- COMIC SALE
We’ll have the following comic-related merchandise on sale:
- Trade Paperbacks, regularly 25% off, will be 40% off
- New, packaged toys will be 20% off
- Statues will be 10 to 50% off
- Back issues from 2007 and earlier that are in the boxes will be $1.00 each
- Plus, thousands of FREE COMICS!
- COSTUME CONTEST
Mavericks will be holding our second annual costume contest on FCBD. Dress up as your favorite comic, cartoon, sci-fi, or video game character. The top three winners will receive the following prizes:
- First place receives a $200 gift certificate
- Second place receives a $100 gift certificate
- Third place receives a $50 gift certificate
Judging for the contest will be at 2:00 PM, and you must be present for the judging to win one of our prizes, so don’t miss out!
Local comic creator and storyboard artist Justin Wasson (WAC Comics) will be on hand doing sketches and selling his own comics! Head over to Justin’s website for a look at his art, and be sure to pick up one of his books this weekend while he’s drawing you a sketch!
- DID WE MENTION THE FREE COMICS?
What would Free Comic Book Day be without free comics? Here’s a list of all of the FCBD-exclusive titles that we’ll have available:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron 0.1
- Bongo Comics/Spongebob Squarepants flip-book
- DC Comics – The New 52 Special Edition
- Image 20
- Mega Man
- Mouse Guard: Labyrinth & Other Stories Hardcover
- Peanuts/Adventure Time flip-book
- Star Wars/Serenity flip-book
- Transformers #80.5
- Yo Gabba Gabba! Free Comic Book Time
- 2000 AD Judge Dredd Special
- Atomic Robo & Friends
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer/The Guild flip-book
- Burt Ward: Boy Wonder
- The *Censored* Howard Cruse
- DC Nation/Superman Family Adventures flip-book
- Diary of a Zombie Kid
- Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel
- The Intrinsic
- Jurassic Strikeforce 5
- Lady Death: The Beginning
- Rockhead & Zinc Alloy 2-for-None Special
- The Smurfs/Disney Fairies featuring Tinkerbell
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Spider-Man: Season One Preview
- The Hypernaturals
- Top Shelf Kids Club
- Valiant Comics Preview
- Voltron Force
- Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Family Comics
- Witchblade: Unbalanced Pieces
- Worlds of Aspen
Quantities on these exclusive titles are very limited, and as a result there will be a limit of 3 free comics per customer. Be sure to arrive early to get the books you want! And don’t worry – if you just want free comics and don’t care about the FCBD exclusives, we’ll have hundreds of others to choose from!
For more information about the FCBD exclusive comics, or about Free Comic Book Day in general, head over to the event’s official website.
This year’s Free Comic Book Day is shaping up to be our biggest event in years! We’ll see you there!