Those awesome folks behind Free Comic Book Day have announced the Gold books for 2010 – the Gold books being, typically, the highest ordered and from the biggest comic companies. There are definitely some great choices, that you can see after the jump!
Ape Entertainment – KIZOIC PRESENTS: SHREK & THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Featuring four stories by the artists and writers of the upcoming Shrek and Penguins of Madagascar comic books!
Archaia Entertainment – MOUSE GUARD/FRAGGLE ROCK
Two amazing all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book!
Archie Comics – ARCHIE’S SUMMER SPLASH! #1
“Whose BEACH is it Anyway?”: Sun, sand, swimsuits and cool rockin’ tunes — no, it’s not a cinematic “beach party” blast from the past, but a whole new summer splash from Archie and his friends!
BOOM! Studios – TOY STORY
With Toy Story 3 hitting theaters this summer, don’t miss this opportunity to get a FREE issue from the ongoing Toy Story series from BOOM Kids!
Dark Horse Comics – DOCTOR SOLAR/MAGNUS
The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter — re-imagined for the 21st century by comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! All new content and storylines!
DC Comics – WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0
A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and 100,000 vengeful supermen is one Superman! Special #0 issue featuring all-new material previews the conflicts to come!
Drawn & Quarterly – YOW! THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY
D+Q delivers another wholly original and boisterous FCBD issue that will entertain readers of all ages—from the world’s greatest all-ages cartoonist, John Stanley, in a beautiful package designed by Seth.
IDW Publishing – G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155½
This is what you really want! Larry Hama continues his original and ground-breaking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the VERY NEXT ISSUE (but, you know, 15 years later).
Image Comics – FRACTURED FABLES
This special FCBD title offers a small taste of the new hardcover anthology from Silverline Books due later in the year. An all-star cast of writers and artists have been assembled to turn familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes on their ear to make kids LAUGH!
Marvel Comics – IRON MAN/THOR FCBD 2010 EDITION
Two of Marvel’s heaviest hitters like you’ve never seen them before! A major new direction for the Marvel Universe kicks off HERE – on Free Comic Book Day!