Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALL STAR COMICS MELBOURNE'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMIC SELECTION 2018!


FREE COMICS!!! 

That's right, nearly 50 titles and thousands of copies of FREE COMICS!
It's madness and it's wonderful and now we want you to be as prepared as possible to make the best selection of FREE comics for you on the day!

So what titles will be on offer for FREE and what are the store details on the day?
It really helps make the process of waiting for your turn to pick go faster if you arm yourself with the greatest free gift of them all, KNOWLEDGE!

If you are keen to find out more about the books from this year's selection just click the links below to check them out.

Being the day is family event, about fostering new and younger readers into the world of comics we'll start with the KIDS SELECTION that we'll have on the day.

The Kids Selection will be available in two ways.

The All Star Kids Showbag featuring a great choice of kid friendly reads.
The idea of the showbag is to help take the stress out of making the hard decisions from such a wide selection.
We'll also have the Kids Picks, a small group of titles to ensure kids still have the fun of picking their own book too.


THE ALL STAR KIDS SHOWBAG

FRIENDS FOREVER 
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS #1
DISNEY PRINCESS ARIEL SPOTLIGHT 
LEGEND OF KORRA & NINTENDO ARMS 
MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES 
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY
ONLY LIVING BOY 
POKEMON SUN & MOON & HORIZON
SPARKS
WORM WORLD SAGA 


The All Star Kids Showbag is limited to one per family with kids under 12.
The Showbag contains the listed and pictured above 10 TITLES!

Since we only have a limited number of the showbags, to be fair 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.

Kids under 12 also get to choose a 1 extra title from the list of Kids Picks as well, which are listed and shown below.



THE KIDS PICKS

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE



FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
THE ALL STAR KIDS SHOWBAG UPDATE!

OSWALD MONSTER WRESTLER and MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES ADDED TO THE  ALL STAR KIDS SHOWBAG!

A last minute change on the KIDS SHOWBAG, means we had removed MAXWELL'S DEMONS from the pack.
To make up for it we've replaced it with not 1 but 2 GREAT all ages reads, one being EXCLUSIVE TO ALL STAR COMICS!

Firstly the comic based on the hit series, MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES will now be appearing in the Showbag. And thanks to the generous nature of creator, Andrew Isaac (and co-written by Brendan Halyday), we'll also be including his incredible fold out book, OSWALD MONSTER WRESTLER as well!

You can find Andrew currently working on the all ages, Axel & Beast series and also as part of our Artist Alley in the first slot of the day, where you'll have the chance to thank him yourself for his amazing comic gift!


OSWALD MONSTER WRESTLER will also be available as part of our THE All AGES AND MATURE READERS SELECTION upstairs on the day for any one else wanting to pick up this local classic on the day!

Next up is the main collection of books,
the All AGES AND MATURE READERS SELECTION pictured and listed below.






THE All AGES AND MATURE READERS SELECTION

WORLDS OF ASPEN ANNIV ED 

Most of the books from the Kids Showbags will also be also to pick in the All Ages and Mature selection in limited quantities.

We strongly recommend that you have an good idea of what titles you want to pick up on the day before you arrive. 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 or get a sketch from one of the artists we'll be hosting at our Artist Alley on the day.



Again we'll be handing out a All Star FCBD Check List to the line, along with a guide of all the books covers to help you make and remember your choices as easy as possible!

PLEASE NOTE: 
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 bigger and bigger and we will be doing our best to get you your FREE COMICS as quickly as possible. One way 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 here 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 just to the side 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

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask us via our social media platforms or look for a marked staff member on the day but most of all have an amazing FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


The All Star Crew.


1 comment:

  1. Another amazing Fee Comic Book Day, well done to all the team!

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