FREE COMICS!!! Hundreds and thousands of FREE COMICS. But which titles exactly will be on offer and what are the store details on the day? Well read on below and arm yourself if the greatest gift of all, KNOWLEDGE!
Judging from FCBD in the past, there most likely will be lines. Possibly a line to first get into the store, then a line once you are in the store for the comics. The day has only gotten more bigger and bigger and we will be doing our best to get you to your FREE COMICS as quickly as possible. One ways you can help is by making a list of the titles you might want to check out and hopefully it will help keep lines moving quickly on the day. Please be mindful that there could be a wait but rest assure there will be something for everyone!
FAMILY ONLY FIRST HOUR: 9AM-10AM
The idea is families with kids under 12 get the chance to get in early while the store is still somewhat more relaxed. Hopefully this we will make younger fans more comfortable, while parents can also grab some free books for themselves without needing to wait in line for ages. This also gives us the chance to get out from behind the counter and take a few more photos with folks if they are after them!
REGULAR TRADING HOURS: 10AM-5PM
After the Family Only First Hour, the store will be open for regular trading to the general public 10am-5pm.
At this time we will have representatives downstairs to let a limited amount of people into the store at once as a way to control the crowds so it makes for an easier browsing experience. Although this might create a line outside the store , we'll be doing our very best to get FREE COMICS into your hands as soon as possible.
FREE COMIC BOOK STOCK AND STORE LAYOUT:
The all ages and mature reads tables will be located on the first floor, in front of the vintage toy cabinets, while the KIDS SELECTION table will be found on the ground floor, easily accessible for families in front of the New Trades display wall.
The idea here is to make it as easy as possible for people that might be coming in especially with kids and aren’t wanting to wait around in line for too long.
The KIDS SELECTION will have the following on titles on offer:
The All Star Kids Showbag (limit of one per family with kids under 12) which contains these 12 TITLES!
Other Kids Picks titles available are:
Since we only have a limited number of the showbags, it will only be available to families that come in on the day with kids under 12 with a limit of one showbag per family. Both kids and adults can choose a couple of titles from the second list of Kids Picks as well.
The All Ages and Mature Readers selection will have these titles to choose from:
SECRET WARS #1 (ORIGINAL)
SECRET WARS #1 (NEW)
BONUS ALL STAR FCBD SELECTION
FLASH NEW 52 #1
GOTHAM CENTRAL #1
GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE #1
SEX CRIMINALS #1
NUMBER OF BOOKS YOU CAN PICK:
Stock levels permitting, we hope to give everyone at least the choice of 5 to 7 titles.
We strongly recommend that you have an idea of what titles you want to pick up on the day. Click the links, see what you like and write a list. Doing this we can help cut down your time in line and give you more time to look around the store and get a sketch from one of the artists we will be hosting on the day.
ALL STAR MYSTERY CHARITY BAG
As an added bonus we'll thought it might be fun to have the return of the ALL STAR MYSTERY BAG on the day. We'll have Mystery Packs containing 10 comics each (not from the FCBD comic selection), a selection of Mature readers and a selection for All Ages. The Mystery Packs will be available from the ground floor counter for the low, low price of just a GOLD COIN donation.
Best part, ALL MONEY collected from the sales of these Packs will be donated to Childrens Charity Network. CCN do fantastic work within the community, coupled with the three tiers of government (local, State and Federal), they strive to give every Australian child the opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills to reach their full potential in life. A worthy cause we are sure you'll agree.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to some of the packs containing similar books, there is a limit of one of each type of Mystery Pack per person.
THE ALL STAR CREW!