Free Comic Book Day 2010 ‘gold titles’ announced

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May 1, 2010, isn’t that far away — not for fans of the annual Free Comic Book Day event who want to know what the so-called “gold sponsors” will be contributing.

The “gold titles” were selected for their potential to draw new readers into comic book shops with some of the industry’s most recognized characters, such as Superman, Shrek, Archie, Buzz Lightyear and G.I. Joe. A full list is available after the jump.

“Silver titles” will be announced Dec. 23.

Free Comic Book Day 2010 Gold Sponsors

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 10, 2009) —  Kids comics? We have plenty of them! New content and storylines? You get that, too!

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee is pleased to announce the Gold Sponsors and their Comic Books for FCBD 2010, which will be held Saturday, May 1st, 2010.

Selected by retailers who serve on the FCBD Committee, this year’s roster of Gold Sponsors and their books includes a comic book for everyone’s tastes.

“This year’s roster of Gold Comics looks amazing,” said FCBD spokesperson, Elissa Lynch. “We’re pleased to showcase the best the comics industry has to offer—and hopeful that this year’s comics will drive new customers to see what’s great about comics and their local comic book shop.”

Gold Sponsor comics include special FCBD editions designed to attract new readers into comic shops with some of the industry’s most widely recognized characters. A complete listing of FCBD titles, including all Gold and Silver Sponsor comics will be announced on December 23rd and can be ordered through the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops on January 6th, 2010.

Additionally, Mad Engine, Quebecor Printing, and Upper Deck are also serving as Gold Sponsors of the ninth annual FCBD event through their generous support of FCBD’s marketing and promotional efforts.

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FCBD 2010 Gold Comic Books Announced
Free Comic Book Day: Gold Comics

Ape Entertainment
KIZOIC PRESENTS: SHREK & THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Featuring four stories by the artists and writers of the upcoming Shrek and Penguins of Madagascar comic books!

Archaia Entertainment
Two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book!

Archie Comics
“Whose BEACH is it Anyway?”: Sun, sand, swimsuits and cool rockin’ tunes — no, it’s not a cinematic “beach party” blast from the past, but a whole new summer splash from Archie and his friends!

BOOM! Studios
With Toy Story 3 hitting theaters this summer, don’t miss this opportunity to get a FREE issue from the ongoing Toy Story series from BOOM Kids!

Dark Horse Comics
The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter —  re-imagined for the 21st century by comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! All new content and storylines for this free issue!

DC Comics
A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and 100,000 vengeful supermen is one Superman! Special #0 issue featuring all-new material previews the conflicts to come!

Drawn & Quarterly
D+Q delivers another wholly original and boisterous FCBD issue that will
entertain readers of all ages—from the world’s greatest all-ages cartoonist, John Stanley, in a beautiful package designed by Seth.

IDW Publishing
This is what you really want! Larry Hama continues his original and ground- breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE (but, you know, 15 years later).

Image Comics
This special FCBD title offers a small taste of the new hardcover anthology from Silverline Books due later in the year. An all-star cast of writers and artists have been assembled to turn familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes on their ear to make kids LAUGH!

Marvel Comics
Two of Marvel’s heaviest hitters like you’ve never seen them before!  A major new direction for the Marvel Universe kicks off HERE – on Free Comic Book Day!

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