“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.
The announced comics include:
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!
War Of The Supermen #0
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 previewing the conflicts to come!
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!
Iron Man/Thor FCBD 2010 Edition
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!
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!
Mouse Guard/Fraggle Rock
Two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book!
Archie’s Summer Splash! #1
“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!
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!
Drawn & Quarterly
Yow! The John Stanley Library
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.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #155½
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).