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Comic Store In Your Future - Replacing Free Comic Book Day

Comic Store In Your Future – Replacing Free Comic Book Day

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics in Ankeny, Iowa, writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. One of the many things I have learned in the years of owning Rodman Comics is plan ahead. Don't just react, be proactive. In this business there are many things a comic store/game store owner cannot control. I just […]

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Why Does Steve Trevor Remember the New 52 Wonder Woman, Not the Rebirth One?

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are returning to the events of Event Leviathan in Leviathan Dawn this week. The preview includes a scene in which the captured Steve Trevor thinks about Wonder Woman. But rather than think of the current canon version of Wonder Woman from Rebirth by Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and Nicola […]


Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day Gets Traffic Lights For Age-Suitability

Free Comic Book Day is coming on Saturday, the 2nd of May. But comic book stores do like to know a little about what's coming – especially what titles are suitable for what audiences? Little Timmy and Tabitha may love to get their hands on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys, but their parents […]

Why Doesn't Black Cat Get Top Billing... or Any Billing... in Marvel's FCBD Spider-Man/Venom?

Black Cat Swings Into Spider-Man/Venom Free Comic Book Day Issue

Marvel has revealed the covers to its Free Comic Book Titles, one for the X-Men and one for Spider-Man/Venom. We've already talked about what the X-Men one can tell us, but what about the other? Well, the biggest news seems to be that despite being called Spider-Man/Venom, this book really stars a trio: Spider-Man, Venom, […]


First Look at Farewell to Summer, the 2020 Lumberjanes FCBD Special

First Look at Farewell to Summer, the 2020 Lumberjanes FCBD Special [Preview]

Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has revealed a first-look preview at Lumberjanes: Farewell to Summer 2020 FCBD Special, giving you a free look at a book you can get for free this May, which is odd, since May comes right before the beginning of Summer. Seasonal discrepancies notwithstanding, Lubmberjanes: Farewell to Summer is sure to be […]


Comic Store In Your Future - Being Unique On Free Comic Book Day

Comic Store In Your Future – Being Unique On Free Comic Book Day

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. Rich, in a previous article, brought up the cost to host Free Comic Book Day along with what I had written about us not having Free Comic Book Day this year. The bare minimum cost is $60 not counting freight. I never said the […]

It Only Costs $60 To Be a Free Comic Book Day Shop

It Only Costs $60 To Be a Free Comic Book Day Shop

Last week Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics outlined reasons as to why his store wouldn't be participating in Free Comic Book Day this year. But how much of a cost and commitment is it? Well, to be a listed participant and receive the publicity benefits that come with being a Free Comic Book Day store, […]

Comic Store In Your Future - Saying Goodby to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Comic Store In Your Future – Saying Goodbye to Free Comic Book Day For 2020?

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2020 has just arrived. Our planning for 2020 has begun. After talking with customers about trying something new on Free Comic Book Day in May, we have not heard anything positive about Free Comic Book Day in itself. We are being told that they […]




Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Books FCBD

2020 FCBD Gold Books Revealed: Vin Diesel, Jack Kirby, X-Men, Legend of Zelda, More

Diamond has revealed the solicits for all of the Free Comic Book Day 2020 Gold Sponsor books, including an X-Men book from Marvel, Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee's new series that we want to stress is definitely not an Iron Fist book, Riverdale, Legend of Zelda, Critical Role, Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Power Rangers, Investi-Gators, […]

Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue - But Adds $5 Onto Price

Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue – and $5 Onto the Price

The Absolute Carnage trade paperback by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman was solicited as collecting Absolute Carnage #1-5 and at 176 pages, would cost $24.99. However, retailers have just been told by Marvel that it will now collect Absolute Carnage #1-5 and the Free Comic Book Day Venom/Spider-Man comic that set it up back in […]

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28 Free Comics for Hallowe'en ComicFest on Saturday, October 26th 2019

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 28 comic book titles for the industry's most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating comic shops worldwide. Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All […]

Vertical's Preview of Kino's Journey for Free Comic Book Day 2019

Vertical Comics is previewing Kino's Journey: Beautiful World in their Free Comic Book Day sampler for 2019–here's a look ahead. FCBD 2019 KINOS JOURNEY BEAUTIFUL WORLD SAMPLER VERTICAL COMICS (W) Keiichi Sigsawa (CA) Iruka Shiomiya Kino's Journey is about a character named Kino who travels around the world with a talking motorcycle named Hermes. Kino travels […]


Art Baltazar's Gillbert Launches on Free Comic Book Day 2019 – Preview

Oh, we love Art Baltazar at Bleeding Cool. Whether with Franco or solo, he brings light into our lives. Now he has a return of an old favourite coming through Papercutz and Bleeding Cool has a preview… FCBD 2019 GILLBERT FCBD ED PAPERCUTZ (W) Art Baltazar (A/CA) Art Baltazar Young Gillbert is the prince of the  underwater […]