Free Comic Book Day returnsWritten by Jim Beard | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ah, spring, when a fanboy’s heart turns to thoughts of Free Comic Book Day. That’s right, True Believers — that special day at comic shops across the nation is once again upon us May 7, a day when life is good and the comics are free. What’s in store for all good Toledo comic fans this year? How about Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern and … Adam West?
Ed Katschke of Monarch Cards and Comics can’t wait to rattle off his picks for Free Comic Book Day 2011, all of which will be offered in his shop.
“With ’Captain America-Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers,’ Marvel makes the predictable move this year and uses Captain America and Thor for its main Free Comic Book Day offering,” he said. “The storyline, written by Roger Langridge and illustrated by Chris Samnee, is a charming bit of whimsy and features the upcoming movie versions of our heroes. Cap and Thor get magically whisked to aid King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table against one of Loki’s typically malignant plots. There is also a five-page back up story spotlighting Marvel’s hit Disney cartoon show, ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.’ All in all a great all-ages Marvel package!
“In the ‘Green Lantern-Flashpoint Special Edition,’ DC Comics follows the same basic formula as Marvel: build your main Free Comic Book Day offering around your upcoming movie event. In this case, we get a reprint of ‘Green Lantern’ No. 30, written by DC wunderkind Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis, which features a truncated version of Green Lantern’s secret origin. The backup story is a special sneak preview of DC’s big summer storyline event, ‘Flashpoint,’ which is also written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert.”
The 83-year old Adam West gets his own comic in July and a sneak preview of “The Mis-Adventures of Adam West” on Free Comic Book Day. This is not about Batman or any of the other roles he’s played, but a fictional story about West that involves time travel and other shenanigans.
Holy most unique comic ever!