FCBD 2008 Shared the Premiere Weekend of the First Iron Man Movie!

Everyone loves Free Comic Book Day! Who wouldn't? Awesome comics available free of charge provided by the best publishers in the business and the most incredible comic stores across the world make Free Comic Book Day a holiday like none other. This year, Free Comic Book Day celebrates its sixteenth year introducing millions of people to the wonders of comics!

It all started in 2002, where retailer Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, saw the success of other days like Free Cone Day and posed the question to other retailers and publishers: shouldn't we do this too? By having a day where publishers offered up their best and most accessible titles to retailers at a low price, comic stores could give away comics for free to the public and encourage those who loved superhero films and multimedia to pick up the comics! Sixteen years later, Free Comic Book Day has become one of the most beloved events in the entire industry!

Free Comic Book Day 2008 continued the trend of pairing up with superhero movies. The first Iron Man movie was released the same weekend as FCBD 2008! Another special thing about Free Comic Book Day in 2008 was that there were Star Wars figurines and an Iron Man Heroclix figure you could get at participating comic shops!

Here are the books and publishers that participated in the seventh Free Comic Book Day! Which one would you have picked up? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter--if you have any of these comics around, post them to social media with #FCBD2008 so everyone can take a look!

 

Free Comic Book Day 2008 Gold Sponsor Comics


 

ARCHIE'S PAL JUGHEAD

archie comics
(W) Craig Boldman
(A) Barry Grossman, Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith

"Night At The Entertainment Museum!"—Jughead lands his dream job as a night watchman at the famous Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, but some of the exhibits are not what they seem. Mysterious things happen after hours! And when the museum's one-of-a-kind items are replaced with identical look-alikes, it's up to Archie and friends to unravel the clues and set things right! Especially since one of those items is Jughead!


BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL! 2008

BONGO COMICS
(CA) Matt Groening, Bill Morrison, Mike Rote

Sample The Simpsons and Futurama in the comfort of your own comic collection with this special pocket-sized Free Comic Book Day digest edition from Bongo Comics — boasting the best in humor comics!


HELL BOY: THE MOLE

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Joshua Dysart, Clem Robins

(A) Duncan Fegredo, Dave Stewart, Guy Davis, Clem Robins, Paul Azaceta, Nick Filardi
(CA) Mike Mignola

To celebrate the release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Dark Horse Comics presents an all-Hellboy/B.P.R.D. extravaganza for Free Comic Book Day 2008! Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams up with Hellboy: Darkness Calls artist Duncan Fegredo for a look into Hellboy’s nightmares; Mignola also teams with his B.P.R.D. team of John Arcudi and Guy Davis for a breathtaking twist to recent events at the Bureau — a preview of the events in the upcoming series The Warning; and Hellboy Universe newcomers Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing) and Paul Azaceta (Grounded) team with Mignola for another look into the world of their B.P.R.D.: 1946 series for an adventure from the early days of both the Bureau and its most famous member! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers and a terrific treat for seasoned fans of the rich Hellboy mythos!


ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1

dc comics
(W) Grant Morrison
(A) Jamie Grant, Phil Balsman
(CA, A) Frank Quitely - 'Vincent Deighan'

Two of the comic industry’s biggest superstars, writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, the acclaimed team behind JLA: Earth 2 reunite to redefine the Man of Steel for a new generation. The first issue of the Eisner Award-winning series that Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine named one of the best comics of 2007 features the World’s Greatest Super Hero’s rescue of a group of astronauts on the surface of the sun, where he’s exposed to massive amounts of solar radiation. No one could have anticipated how he would be affected — except Lex Luthor!

 

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: THE DEATH-DEFYING 'DEVIL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY #2

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Jim Krueger, Alex Ross
(A) Andy Smith, Debora Carita, Simon Bowland
(CA) Alex Ross

Dynamite Entertainment and Alex Ross unleash Project Superpowers for the 2008 Free Comic Book Day event! In this special FCBD Edition, the creative team of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger present a special tale that connects the threads begun in Project Superpowers #0 and the seven-issue opening story arc of the series! Featuring a new cover by Alex Ross, this special FCBD Edition will not only be an essential release to connect the pieces of the entire Project Superpowers saga, but will act as an excellent entry point for the superhero series to end all superhero series! Plus, special previews of such Dynamite series as The Lone Ranger, Brothers in Arms, and more!


THE TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Marty Isenberg, Zachary Rau

This special 2008 Free Comic Book Day edition celebrates the new Transformers Animated series. In this, their first official comic book release, readers will be treated to a special 30-page story featuring the debut episode of the animated series on the printed page! See the introduction of young Optimus Prime, veteran Ratchet, and newcomers like Bulkhead, as they go up against Megatron, Starscream, and the Decepticon forces!


BROKEN TRINITY

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS (IMAGE COMIC)
(W) Phillip 'Phil' Hester, Ron Marz
(A) Michael Broussard, Ryan Winn, Matt Milla, Stjepan Sejic - 'nebezial', Troy Peteri - 'Comicraft/TP'
(CA) Kenneth Rocafort

Hot on the heels of last year's hit event First Born, Top Cow proudly unleashes Broken Trinity. The three-issue summer event will once more force the triumvirate of Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus to collide over the fate of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado's daughter, Hope. In the midst of all the chaos, a new Artifact will surface and alter the landscape of the Top Cow Universe! Brought to you by the First Born and Witchblade powerhouse creative team of Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic, with a cover by Kenneth Rocafort!


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2008 X-MEN #1

MARVEL
(W) Mike Carey
(A) Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Justin Ponsor - 'J-Po', Virtual Calligraphy, Joe Caramagna
(CA) Greg Land, Jay Leisten

The best things in life are free. Like comic books. In this gratis issue, the young mutant Pixie tries to save her town from a mysterious evil. But when the baddies prove too tough for any one hero to handle, Pixie calls in a little help from her friends. Guest-starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus and the rest of Marvel's mightiest mutants! This spectacular (and free!) story features the work of acclaimed scribe Mike Carey (X-Men, Messiah CompleX) and fan-favorite artist Greg Land (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate Power) in a story that will usher in a new era for the X-Men! The future of mutantkind starts here, so be sure to check it out. Also, it's FREE!


THE STRANDED/DAN DARE FLIP-BOOK

VIRGIN COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis, Mike Carey, Shamik Dasgupta
(A) Gary Erskine, Parasuraman A., Rakesh B Mahadik, Siddharth Kotian, Jyotsna V. Domse, Anand Balusamy, Sudhir B. Pisal, Jeevan J. Kang, Jeevan J. Kang, Sathish Kumar N.S., B. S. Ravi Kiran
(CA) Frank G. D'Armata - 'fgd', Marc Silvestri, Bryan Talbot

What if your entire life — your childhood, your family, all your memories — was a lie? That is the question at the core of The Stranded, the inaugural title from the landmark collaboration between Virgin Comics and The SCI FI Channel! An epic adventure, The Stranded will be featured alongside Dan Dare in a special flip-cover edition for Free Comic Book Day 2008. An icon since the 1950's, Dan Dare has been pulled out of retirement and into the outer reaches of the galaxy in this new series written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Hitman, John Woo's Seven Brothers)!


SHONEN JUMP MAGAZINE SAMPLER

SHONEN JUMP (VIZ COMICS)

The Shonen Jump Free Comic Book Day issue will be 32 action-packed pages all about the world of Shonen Jump. It will not only include manga previews of three of the most exciting series — Naruto, Bleach and Slam Dunk — but it will also include coverage of many Shonen Jump manga series, from One Piece to Death Note, designed to introduce new readers to all that Shonen Jump has to offer.


Free Comic Book Day 2008 Silver Sponsor Comics


 


     
NEOTOPIA VOLUMES 1-3
COLOR POCKET MANGA

ANTARCTIC PRESS

 APE ENTERTAINMENT'S
CARTOON-APALOOZA #1

APE ENTERTAINMENT

 ARCANA STUDIO PRESENTS
ARCANA STUDIO

     
sonic the hedgehog #1
ARCHIE COMICS

WORLDS OF ASPEN #3
ASPEN MLT

SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS PREVIEW
BOOM! STUDIOS

     

DEL REY & DABEL BROTHERS PREVIEW
DABEL BROTHERS

TINY TITANS #1

DC COMICS

DRAFTED
DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING

     

GEGIKA: A DRAWN+QUARTERLY
MANGA SAMPLER

DRAWN+QUARTERLY

GRAPHIC CLASSICS
EUREKA PRODUCTIONS

IMPACT UNIVERSITY
VOLUME 4

IMPACT BOOKS
     

I.G.N.A.T.Z.: INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC
NOVELS AT THEIR ZENITH #1

I.G.N.A.T.Z. (FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS)

DISNEY'S GYRO GEARLOOSE
DISNEY

EC COMICS SAMPLER
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING

LOVE AND CAPES #7
Maerkle Press

MARVEL ADVENTURES: IRON MAN
MARVEL

MAINTENANCE #1
ONI PRESS
     
COMIC BOOK CHALLENGE
SHOWCASE #1

PLATINUM STUDIOS COMICS
IMAGINARY #1
RADICAL COMICS
ATOMIC ROBO & FRIENDS
RED 5 COMICS
     

AMELIA RULES!
COMICS AND STORIES
RENAISSANCE PRESS

THE MOTH: GREATEST HITS
RUDE DUDE PRODUCTIONS

KIDS LOVE COMICS! COMIC BOOK DINER
SKY DOG PRESS

     
NASCAR HEROES:
ALL-STARS SPECIAL
STARBRIDGE MEDIA GROUP
OWLY AND FRIENDS
TOPSHELF PRODUCTIONS
COMICS GO HOLLYWOOD
TWOMORROWS
     
VIPER COMICS PRESENTS:
KID HOUDINI AND THE
SILVER DOLLAR MISFITS

VIPER COMICS
GUMBYS COLORING COMIC
BOOK SPECIAL #1

WILDCARD PRODUCTION
WIZARD HOW
TO DRAW SAMPLER

WIZARD COMICS



   
  MAXIMUM RIDE VOLUME 1
YEN PRESS
 

Make sure to get to your local comic book shop on May 6, 2017 and participate in the exciting event that is FCBD!

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