The GeeksverseDark Horse Previews It’s Free Comic Book Day Offerings

Dark Horse Previews It’s Free Comic Book Day Offerings
Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 by

Check out the Dark Horse blog for more: http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/272/free-comic-book-day-epic-changes-afoot

Free Comic Book Day–Epic Changes Afoot!
You’e probably already heard our news about Free Comic Book Day 2011, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of awesome! Here’s Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie with a little more info about FCBD 2011! Enjoy!

I really pushed to get our horror books in front of people for Free Comic Book Day. While there’s epic changes afoot in Hellboy, we also have big upcoming plans for Mignola’s Baltimore, and the FCBD story is a great intro to that. Niles and Criminal Macabre were away for a while, so we wanted to make this a strong comeback year. Steve’s showing you everything fun about the series in eight pages—monsters, mayhem, humor, and drug abuse. We’ll follow it up with the crossover with Eric Powell’s The Goon, and then another Cal oneshot this summer. We’re taking the character down a few pegs and starting his story fresh, so FCBD is really a perfect place to start. Free. All the new stuff is drawn by Chris Mitten, with amazing painted covers by Fiona Staples. We wanted to give the character a clean start with a really solid new team, so readers don’t have to have read everything that came before. But if you want to … there’s two omnibuses coming later this year, collecting everything that came before.

–Scott Allie

(Head over to the blog to view two more preview pages)

Get even more info over at the Free Comic Book Day website:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp?ItemNo=JAN110005

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp?ItemNo=JAN110016

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