Free Comic Book Day 2014 is not until the 1st Saturday in May (the 3rd), but your local comic shop is starting to order FCBD comics now as part of the January order process. If you get your comics mail order, for instance from Discount Comic Book Service like Bob, you were able to order 5 free comics as part of your January order. I was able to order the following 4 books all as a single selection in the Red Giant FCBD pack!
Consider giving your comics provider a heads up that you’d like to get a 4-in-1 pack of Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Thrills from Red Giant Entertainment!
“The Free Comic Book Day event has become perhaps the single most important day in the industry,” said Benny Powell, CEO, Red Giant Entertainment. “We see this as a wonderful and unique way to launch our free Giant-Size line through a venue that the industry is accustomed to, and help retain the audience-building initiative with our continued support of the industry when our Giant-Size line launches a few months later.”
Here is a rundown of the Giant-Size premiere titles:
Wayward Sons – The spin-off to the legendary Webcomic series, this series follows the adult children of beings who were once worshipped as Gods.
Tesla – At the turn of the century, Nikola Tesla and his trusty side-kick, Mark Twain, join forces to battle the Illuminati, led by the nefarious Thomas Edison!
Duel Identity – The world’s greatest superhero is actually the world’s greatest assassin.
Pandora’s Blog – When a young girl moves to a new town, she blogs about the strange things she sees, and gets some unwanted attention as a result.
Magika – A young boy discovers a magical world filled with strange mystical creatures who come into our world through a mound in his grandparents’ backyard.
The First Daughter – The President’s daughter learns her destiny when she is pulled into a secret, supernatural enclave beneath the White House.
Darchon – Enter a dark world of supernatural threats that can only be handled by one man – but is he what he claims to be?
Shadow Children – Children are brought to another realm, where they acquire supernatural powers and become members in an army of darkness.
The Giant-Size line, scheduled to launch July 2014 as an on-going weekly event from Red Giant, which will produce 1 million free books every Wednesday, to help build traffic and readership for the industry. Red Giant not only benefits from the advertising revenue this venture generates, but also the awareness it builds for its properties and a stronger, healthier marketplace for the entire comics industry.
“Free Comic Book Day was founded on the notion that we, as an industry, are stronger when we work together and build the good habit of reading,” added Powell. “Fostering literacy and imaginations are at the heart of everything we do, and we look forward to joining our peers in this effort.”