Marvel Comics had previously promised two Free Comic Book Day titles for the first Saturday, when DC Comics only had one.
Oddly, what DC Comics first teased, a “Top Secret” book described as “A special, top secret project too big to announce!” with a TEEN Rating, has been revealed as a reprint chapter of the all-ages DC Super Hero Girls.
We still don’t have Marvel’s details for Free Comic Book Day, but we now have some more information.
The “Gold” book, which all Free Comic Book Day participating stores must order was announced as an Avengers book, but is now revealed as a flipbook with Captain America.
Bleeding Cool has previously been told this will be Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ debut on Captain America, and Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic on Avengers, but that’s still unconfirmed.
The second Silver book, which is optional for participating retailers was announced as being an Amazing Spider-Man book – but we have now learned it will be a flipbook for the launch of The Infinity Watch.
The Infinity Watch was a cosmic team featured in the Marvel comic Warlock and the Infinity Watch for 42 issues. each of the six members was a self-appointed guardian of one of the Infinity Gems – now known as Infinity Stones- which were each given to a single member in order to safeguard against anyone else assembling them into the Infinity Gauntlet.
So why they all hung around together to make the job easier, beats me. The series was written by Jim Starlin and drawn by Angela Medina. And while Starlin may be on the outs with Marvel, as the Avengers: Infinity War movie is upon us, so the Infinity Watch are returning to Marvel Comics.
As for Amazing Spider-Man, we reckon it’s Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley making their debut just as Dan Slott did with Spider-Man on Free Comic Book Day all those years ago. But also unconfirmed…