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Image Comics Free Comic Book Day 2017


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Image Comics Free Comic Book Day 2017

IMAGE COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017

Image Comics is pleased to announce participation in Free Comic Book Day 2017 with these fun, vibrant, all-ages titles—KID SAVAGE by Joe Kelly and Ilya and I HATE IMAGE COMICS by Skottie Young. Free Comic Book Day will take place Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

I HATE IMAGE COMICS will be the Gold Level free comic book from Image Comics and KID SAVAGE will be the Silver Level free comic book.

Readers can dive into the first chapter of another heartfelt adventure perfect for the whole family this Free Comic Book Day with KID SAVAGE. Enjoy this sweeping story of survival from Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Ben 10) founder Joe Kelly—who first enchanted readers with the multiple-award winning, I KILL GIANTS—and illustrated by the lauded British cartoonist ILYA. Here readers meet the pioneering "First Family in Space" after they take a catastrophic wrong turn on their maiden voyage. When they crash on a dangerous alien planet their twenty-first century know-how is useless against the harsh environment and survival seems unlikely... Until they meet a strange ally: a mysterious orphan boy, short on temper but big on survival skills.

“Ilya and I have wanted to do this project for a long time and It's extremely exciting to finally unleash Kid Savage onto the world. Image has been supportive of the book from the instant I mentioned it to Eric, demonstrating their commitment to cool and original all-ages titles. Inspired by my unabashed love for the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of my youth like The Herculoids, I wanted to write an adventure comic that I would have grabbed onto as a younger reader. There's action, monsters, alien language, a wild boy protagonist and one of the coolest pets I've seen in a long time. There are also deep themes of loss, revenge, honor and family running through the book that should hook more seasoned readers as well.”

“This was a chance for Joe and I to build a whole new world, and then to fill it with every sort of weird and wonderful creature imaginable—plus, a few more that no-one could ever have expected! Just wait until you meet the Skinks, a double delight sure to be a future superstar. And Kid Savage himself is a riot. It’s time to get in touch with your most basic natures… Can u feel the Nu Primitive?”

KID SAVAGE is a wild ride through uncharted territory, and everyone is invited along for this unique journey.

After putting up with 25 years of creator-owned content, Gert is turning on her own publisher in Skottie Young's I HATE IMAGE COMICS, just in time to celebrate this milestone anniversary for Free Comic Book Day. Join Gert as she steps out of the world of I HATE FAIRYLAND and sharpens her battle-axe across some of the most beloved Image titles in history. Heads will roll and limbs will be severed as Gert faces off with a cast of characters so diverse they could only have come from the superstar talent that has made Image the number one publisher of creator-owned comics for two decades and running. Featuring characters from THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, YOUNGBLOOD, CHEW, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, and many, many more—nobody is safe.

Young said simply: “I got into comics when Image was founded. Now I’m drawing a character I created f’ing all those Images characters up, so yeah, I’m living the dream.”


Image Comics Free Comic Book Day 2017


Image Comics Free Comic Book Day 2017




ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT MAN OF ACTION ENTERTAINMENT
Man of Action Entertainment, the bi-coastal creative studio and writers' collective, started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a $4.5 billion dollar boys' action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past decade, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Man of Action Entertainment consists of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, having collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds and characters for their own original work published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Man of Action returns to serve as Executive Producers on a new Ben 10 animated series for Cartoon Network and Dentsu handpicked Man of Action Entertainment to create, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man animated series. Man of Action served as co-Executive Producer and writer for Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man and is currently an executive producer/writer for Marvel's Avengers Assemble on Disney XD. Beyond the world of animation, Man of Action has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, most based on their own original comic book series and graphic novels. Disney/Marvel's Academy Award®-winning feature Big Hero 6 utilized the characters and team created by Man of Action, as credited in the film's main titles. The film marked both the first time Disney turned Marvel comic book characters into an animated film and the first film based on comic book I.P. to win an Academy Award®. Upcoming projects based upon Man of Action creations include The Great Unknown, KAFKA, Officer Downe, I Kill Giants and The Crusades with Man of Action producing them and in most cases, the individual Man of Action also wrote the screenplay adaptation of their original creator-owned work. Officer Downe has wrapped production and I Kill Giants and The Great Unknown are in pre-production as feature films.
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Dark Horse Announces 2017 Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES 2017 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SILVER OFFERING

Dark Horse Announces 2017 Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering

“Buffy: The High School Years” and “Plants vs. Zombies” Provide a Tale for All-Ages to Devour


MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Dec. 19, 2016)—Dark Horse Comics is excited to feature stories from Buffy: The High School Years and Plants vs. Zombies: Unrest in the Old West™ in our all-ages issue for Free Comic Book Day on May 6, 2017!

Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), Yishan Li (Buffy: The High School Years, Paradox Girl), Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess, Neotopia), and Tony Galvan (Gold Digger, Ghost Cop) show us that the #SlayerStruggleIsReal in a new Buffy: The High School Years story. The FCBD all-ages issue finds sixteen-year-old Buffy trying to reconcile her Slayer duties with typical teenage problems—bad luck and demon battling can really destroy a girl’s confidence.

Eisner Award–winning writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, The Witcher) and Plants vs. Zombies senior artist Rachel Downing deliver another sidesplitting tale from the hit series Plants vs. Zombies! Our favorite characters take a time-traveling journey to the past, where they learn they must work together to defeat the devious Sheriff Tarnation.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Visit FreeComicBookDay.com to learn more!

Last week, Dark Horse announced a Gold Free Comic Book Day offering featuring James Cameron’s Avatar and Brian Wood’s Briggs Land.



About Dark Horse


For thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Plants vs. Zombies © 2017 Electronic Arts Inc. Plants vs. Zombies and PopCap are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved.

Dark Horse Comics Announces 2017 Free Comic Book Day Gold Offering

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DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCES 2017 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY GOLD OFFERING

Dark Horse Comics Announces 2017 Free Comic Book Day Gold Offering

Starring James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Brian Wood’s “Briggs Land”


MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Dec. 12, 2016)—Visit your local comic shop on May 6, 2017, for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce our FCBD Gold Comic featuring James Cameron’s Avatar and Brian Wood’s Briggs Land!

The first tale is a “comic book exclusive scene” that begins to explore some of the yet-untold backstory of Jake Sully as he prepares for the final battle against the humans of the RDA.

The second portion of the Gold Free Comic Book Day offering is a tale introducing readers to Brian Wood’s secessionist Briggs family

Sherri L. Smith (Flygirl, Sparrow), Doug Wheatley (King Tiger, Star Wars), and Wes Dzioba (Hack/Slash, Aliens vs. Predator) bring the world of James Cameron’s blockbuster motion picture Avatar to comic book form for the first time ever. Jake Sully seeks to ignite a connection with the Toruk (the majestic great leonopteryx) by remembering the depth of his bond with his twin brother and the stories he shared of the great partnerships of myth and legend.

Moments before the climactic final battle, Jake Sully prepares to embrace his Na’vi destiny and bond with the majestic Toruk – the Great Leonopteryx. Jake remembers the depth of his bond with his twin brother and the stories he shared of epic partnerships of myth and legend. The Avatar Free Comic Book Day story launches the beginning of a new line of Avatar comics and graphic novels, which will start to roll out in late 2017.

Also included in this issue is a new story from the critically acclaimed series Briggs Land, created by Brian Wood (DMZ, Rebels). Briggs Land is nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness that harbors the largest and most secretive antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States, overseen by matriarch Grace Briggs. This story finds Grace confronting an armed militia that is running an opioid ring on her land while she fights to keep her family intact. Werther Dell’Edera (Cobra, Skorpio) and Lee Loughridge (Batman Adventures) illustrate and color the comic. Briggs Land is in development for an AMC television show.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Learn more at FreeComicBookDay.com.

Look out next week for Dark Horse’s Silver Free Comic Book Day announcement and 2017 offerings!



About Dark Horse


For thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Free Comic Book Day 2012 - May 5, 2012

I just spent the morning helping out at my local comic book shop, Legends of Superheros, for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).  The wonderful folks at Legends had tons of comics, FCBD wrist bands, T-shirts, and more.  Legends had something extra special this year too. Cover artist Dan Dos Santos was on hand to sign the gorgeous cover he created for Dark Horse's Serenity comic for FCBD (the flip side of the comic is Star Wars). The cover features Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion).  You can read about how Dan created the cover over at io9


Dan was fantastic!
Free Comic Book Day 2012 - May 5, 2012
Dan Dos Santos
You can see the original cover painting behind Dan.

I want to share a bit of FCBD with you. I'm giving away a copy of the Serenity/Star Wars comic with the Serenity cover signed by Dan!

Free Comic Book Day 2012 - May 5, 2012


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of the Serenity/Star Wars FCBD comic signed by Dan Dos Santos.

How:  Leave a comment answering one of the following questions:

Favorite comics?
or
Favorite Science Fiction TV show or movie or novel?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition YOU MUST LEAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
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