FCBD on iPhone/Android?


Free Comic Book Day can be a hit and miss in affair in the UK, with some stores participating and some not.
Last year I managed to get some good ones from Daves Comics in Brighton.

How will these be transfered onto your handheld and digitally though? Already WOWIO have advertised that they are participating, but so far, no others.
Last year Comixology released an Atomic Robo FCBD edition – both as a stand alone app and on there Comics app.
Now iVerse and Comixology seem to be increasing their catalogue there seems to be more chances.
Below is a list of free comics being released…

  • Archie’s Summer Splash! #1 written and drawn by Dan Parent (Archie)
  • Doctor Solar: Man of the Atom / Magnus: Robot Fighter written by Jim Shooter, art by Dennis Calero and Bill Reinhold (Dark Horse)
  • Fractured Fables written by Bryan Talbot, Doug TenNapel, Alexander Grecian, Derek McCulloch, Ted McKeever; art by Camilla d’Errico, Doug TenNapel, Christian Ward, Anthony Peruzzo, Ted McKeever, cover by Mike and Laura Allred (Image)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #155½ written by Larry Hama (IDW)
  • Iron Man / Thor written by Matt Fraction, art by John Romita Jr. (Marvel)
  • Mouse Guard / Fraggle Rock, featuring David Petersen (Archaia)
  • KiZOIC Presents: Shrek & The Penguins Of Madagascar written and drawn by Dan Parent (KiZOIC)
  • YOW! The John Stanley Library, written and drawn by John Stanley, featuring Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Toy Story written by Jesse Blaze Snider, art by Nathan Watson (Boom! Studios)
  • War of the Supermen #0 written by James Robinson, art by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose, cover by J.G. Jones (DC)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog written by Ian Flynn, art by James Fry, Jim Amash (Archie Comics) 
  • Worlds of Aspen written by David Wohl, JT Krul, David Schwartz, Vince Hernandez; art by Joe Benitez, Scott Clark, Marcus To, Eduardo Francisco, Alex Konat; cover by Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, Various (Aspen)
  • Fearless Dawn #1 written by Steve Mannion (Asylum)
  • S.E. Hinton / Fame written by S.E. Hinton, CW Cooke, Dan Rafter, art by Various (Blue Water)
  • Bongo Comics Free-For-All! written and drawn by Matt Groening (Bongo)
  • Irredeemable #1 written by Mark Waid, art by Peter Krause, cover by John Cassaday (Boom! Studios)
  • DC Kids Mega-Sampler written by Landry Walker, Art Baltazar, Franco, Sholly Fisch; art by Eric Jones, Art Baltazar, Mike Norton, Dario Brizuela, cover by Art Baltazar (DC)
  • Del Rey Showcase by various (Del Rey)
  • Green Hornet #1 by Kevin Smith; art by Jonathan Lau, Ariel Padilla, Aaron Campbell; cover by Alex Ross (Dynamite)
  • Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales written and drawn by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
  • The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics (Gemstone)
  • Library of America Comics #0 (IDW)
  • Artifacts: First Look written by Ron Marz, art by various (Top Cow)
  • Love and Capes #13 written and drawn by Thomas F. Zahler (Maerkle)
  • Iron Man: Supernova written by Paul Tobin, art by Craig Rousseau (Marvel)
  • The Tick #1 written and drawn by Ben Edlund (NEC)
  • Oni Press Free For All written and drawn by Chris Schweizer, Matthew Loux, Ray Fawkes (Oni)
  • The Sixth Gun written by Cullen Bunn, art by Brian Hurtt (Oni)
  • Radical: Bigger Books! Bigger Value! by various (Radical)
  • Atomic Robo and Friends written by Brian Clevinger, art by Scott Wagener (Red 5)
  • Freedom Formula: Speed Metal Overtures #0 written by Edmund Shern, Brandon Jerwa, Andrew Dabb, Tony Lee; art by Puppeteer Lee, Zid, Leah Liu, Zhaoweiyi (Storm Lion)
  • The Stuff of Legend: Mortal Instruments written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Th3rd World Studios)
  • Owly and Friends written and drawn by Andy Runton, James Kochalka, Christian Slade (Top Shelf)
  • Now from this list there are a few which may be possible!

    • Archie’s Summer Splash! #1
    • Iron Man / Thor
    • Irredeemable #1
    • Iron Man: Supernova
    • Atomic Robo and Friends
    • The Stuff of Legend: Mortal Instruments

    The list is based on what titles are already available on the apps
    Maybe Marvel will release them on their own app, also there is the chance that Dark Horse will provide their own as stand alone apps. I think that there isn’t much chance we will get to see them straight away, but hopefully soon.

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