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FCBD 2011 comes to FOLSOM, CA at GAMERSCIRCLE COMICS on 5/7/2011

MAY 7th 2011 IS



Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Laredo with Comics for All Ages!

GamersCircle Comics in Folsom, CA is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 2.7 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

Celebrating its tenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into GamersCircle Comics, because you never know what you will end up finding.

We at GamersCircle Comics want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times. Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart. Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world.

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online on the Free Comic Book Day website.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10AM and runs until 6PM at GamersCircle Comics, 608-B East Bidwell St Folsom CA, 95630. Call 916-357-5615 for more information.

  • FCBD is always the first Saturday in May!
  • FCBD is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Ten years of a wonderful community event!
  • The event started in 2002 (May 4, the day after the first Spider-Man movie)
  • This year, more than 2.7 million comic books will be given away at over 2,000 shops worldwide and in all 50 states.
  • Unlike the video, music, or book industries where big chains predominate (such as Waldenbooks, Blockbuster, etc.), there is no big national chain in the comic book industry. Each store is independently owned and operated by someone in your community. So each store reflects that community and is a part of it. When you go to a comic book store, you’re supporting local business AND supporting independent business, in addition to supporting a terrific art form.

GamersCircle Comics Top 10 Comics – Week ending 12/13/2010

GamersCircle Comics

Top 10 Comic Books

Week ending 12/13/2010

After the devastating fallout of last issue’s fatal battle for this dimension, the New Avengers have to figure out who really belongs on the team. Plus, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones need a nanny, and not just any nanny, they need to find a superpowered nanny. Who. Will. It. Be?!

New Avengers #7
Lady Mechanika #0
Ultimate Comics New Ultimates
Flash #7 (Brightest Day)
Incredible Hulks #618
Shadowland After Fall #1
Batman the Return #1
Brightest Day #14
Shadowland #5 (Of 5)
Walking Dead #79 (Mr)

GamersCircle Comics Top 10 Comics – Week ending 12/6/2010

GamersCircle Comics

Top 10 Comic Books

Week ending 12/6/2010

The hottest series in comics blazes on as the legacy of the new Aqualad is forged and the extent of his powers is revealed! Plus, Aquagirl joins the battle, and Firestorm seeks out the Justice League’s help!

Brightest Day #15
Secret Avengers #7
Uncanny X-Force #2
Shadowland #5 (Of 5)
Buffy Vampire Slayer #39 Last
Daredevil #512
Heroes For Hire #1
Action Comics Annual #13
Gi Joe #23
Uncanny X-Force #1 (Mr)

Hulk comic book news

As Marvel’s August solicitations revealed, Incredible Hulk is back to stay as a Marvel title. The series saw a return in July with Incredible Hulk #600 (which will feature a story by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness), and then continues in August with Incredible Hulk #601 by Greg Pak and Ariel Olivetti.

So what’s going on in the venerable, and now-returned series?

Well, the solicitation for the issue reads:

Gamma fans rejoice — the rumors are true! The INCREDIBLE HULK book returns as an ongoing series written by acclaimed PLANET HULK and WORLD WAR HULK scribe Greg Pak! Get ready for Bruce Banner as you’ve never seen him, the Son of Hulk in a whole new world of smash, and an insane new adventure that changes everything for everyone’s favorite Green Goliath! With art by Ariel Olivetti (CABLE) and introducing a new, regular bonus backup SAVAGE SHE-HULK story written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Michael Ryan!

Read more here.

Comic Dollars Up in April

Sales of comics were up 6% vs. the year ago period in April, the first up month in 2009. Price increases and a stronger shipping schedule appear to be the primary reasons for the increase.

Sales on the Top 100 graphic novels slipped a little vs. the previous year, but that’s not a super representation of the whole segment.

So over-all, we can concentrate on the positives for April, a substantial improvement over the first quarter.