Saturday, April 29, 2017

ALL STAR COMICS MELBOURNE'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMIC SELECTION 2017!



FREE COMICS!!! 
Thousands of FREE COMICS!
The idea alone is exciting but once you are in the presence of a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVENT, you'll think it's Christmas...or any other event where you get free stuff!

But exactly which 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 want to find out more about the books just click the links to check them out.

Firstly let's look over 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 from this year to help take the stress out of making the hard decisions on the day
Also there is the Kids Picks, a small list of titles to make sure the young ones still feel involved in the "Making a choice" aspect of the day!


THE ALL STAR KIDS SHOWBAG
The All Star Kids Showbag is limited to one per family with kids under 12.
The Showbag contains the listed and pictured above 12 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.
Both kids and adults can choose a title from the list of Kids Picks as well, which are listed and shown below.



THE KIDS PICKS
DISNEY DESCENDANTS DCOM #1

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
2000 AD SPECIAL
ANIMAL JAM (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
ATTACK ON TITAN
BAD MACHINERY (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
BARBIE (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
BETTY & VERONICA #1
BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
BOOM STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
CATALYST PRIME THE EVENT
CAPTAIN CANUCK
COLORFUL MONSTERS
DARK HORSE ALL AGES BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL & PVZ (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
DARK HORSE AVATAR/BRIGGS LAND
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SUMMER OLYMPUS PREVIEW (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
DISNEY DESCENDANTS DCOM #1 (ALSO IN KIDS PICK)
DOCTOR WHO
DRAGON BALL SUPER & BORUTO (ALSO IN KIDS PICK)
FANTAGRAPHICS WORLDS GREATEST
GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT TIME SHIFTERS (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1/DEFENDERS #1
GUY DELISLE & FINDAKLY TRONDHEIM
HILDAS BACK (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
I HATE IMAGE
INCAL
KEYSER SOZE THE RIFT
KID SAVAGE (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
LADY MECHANIKA
LEGEND ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS OCARINA TIME
LOOKING GLASS WARS CROSSFIRE
MIRACULOUS ILLUS TALES LADY BUG & CAT NOIR (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
MONSTER HIGH (ALSO IN KIDS PACK)
RICK & MORTY
RIVERDALE
SECRET EMPIRE#1/PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1
SPILL NIGHT
SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES (ALSO IN KIDS PICK)
STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKEN
STEAM WARS STRIKE LEADER
STREET FIGHTER V WRESTLING SPECIAL
THE TICK
TMNT PRELUDE TO DIMENSION X
WONDER WOMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION
XO MANOWAR SPECIAL

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 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.

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