What to expect on Free Comic Book Day

The complete list of Gold and Silver books has been announced for Free Comic Book Day 2009. The 8th annual FCBD falls on May 2nd.

Looks like the highlight for me will be DC’s Blackest Night #0. We get a look at the new Black Lanterns symbol but unfortunately it’s all previously published material inside. It’s a good spot to catch up though as the book will include key moments in the Green Lantern universe that led to the “War of Light.”

Here’s what else you can look forward to picking up on FCBD:
  • Archie Comics: Archie Presents: The Mighty Archie Art Players
  • BOOM! Studios: Disney/Pixar’s Cars
  • Bongo Comics: 2009 Free For All
  • Dark Horse Comics: Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • DC Comics: Green Lantern: Blackest Night #0
  • IDW Publishing: Transformers Animated/G.I. Joe
  • Image Comics: Savage Dragon #148
  • Oni Press: Resurrection #0
  • Marvel Comics: The Avengers
  • Viz Media: Shonen Jump Presents: Ultimo


  • A First Salvo: Contract #1
  • Adhouse Books: FCHS
  • Alterna Comics: Attack of the Alterna:Zombies!
  • Antarctic Press: Gold Digger #101/Prince of Heroes
  • Ape Entertainment: Ape Cartoonapalooza #2
  • Arcana Studio: Arcana Studio Presents
  • Archie Comics: Sonic the Hedgehog: Evolution of a Hero
  • Aspen MLT: Worlds of Aspen #4
  • Bluewater Productions: William Shatner Presents #1
  • BOOM! Studios: Warhammer Fantasy
  • Comics Festival: Comics Festival! 2009 Volume 3
  • DDP/Devil’s Due Publishing: Mercy Sparx: Under New Management
  • Dabel Bros. Publishing: Dabel Bros. Showcase
  • Dark Horse Comics: Aliens/Predator
  • DC Comics: DC Kids Mega Sampler
  • Digital Webbing: Fist of Justice #1
  • Drawn & Quarterly: Nancy & Melvin Monster
  • Fantagraphics Books: Love & Rockets
  • FW Media: Impact University Volume 5
  • Gemstone Publishing: EC Comics Sampler
  • Gemstone Publishing: The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck/Mickey & The Gang
  • Image Comics/Top Cow Studios: Cyberforce/Hunter:Killer Preview
  • Maerkle Press: Love & Capes
  • Marvel Comics: Wolverine: Origin of an X:Man
  • Mirage Studios: TMNT #1 25th Anniversary Reprint
  • Radical Publishing: Radical 2009 Preview
  • Red 5 Comics: Atomic Robo and Friends
  • Starbridge Media Group: NASCAR Heroes: Origins #1
  • Studio 407: Studio 407 Sampler
  • Th3rd World Studios: The Stuff of Legend Preview
  • Top Shelf Productions: Owly and Friends
  • Wildcard Ink: Gumby Two-In-One
  • Wizard Entertainment: The Wizard Hot List


  • Diamond Select Toys: FCBD 2009 Minimate
  • Wizards of the Coast: Magic the Gathering: Agents of Artifice Paperback Sampler
For more information, questions or updates check out the official FCBD website, www.freecomicbookday.com.
What are your MUST HAVES this year? You can also view and discuss this article over at GEN.

3 Responses to “What to expect on Free Comic Book Day”

  1. Hmm, well it’s actually Gold and Silver sponsors. I would guess the Gold books are the more prominent/important one’s to each respective company but I’m not entirely sure.

  2. ATP says:

    What is the difference between what is listed under Gold, and what is listed under Silver?