Free Comic Book Day 2013 Information

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Wow, it has been a while since I have done a post about stuff that is not the podcast. Sadly there has not been any big Avatar news of note the past few weeks. Thankfully we have something to look forward to this Saturday, May 4th. May 4th 2013 is Free Comic Book Day and why it is of note to Avatar fans is because there will be a free Avatar comic from Dark Horse available on the day.

So with that in mind this post is to give you all the information about how to get a hold of the book as I know not everyone is hugely into comics.

  • When is it ?  May 4th 2013 and it starts when ever your local comic book store that is participating in the event opens
  • Participating ? Does that mean not every comic store is involved ? Yes, not every comic store will be a part of the event, only stores involved will have the free comics.
  • How do I know if my local store is participating ? An easy way would be to call in and ask. Otherwise you can use this site to search for participating stores near you,
  • Ok, I have a nearby store that is participating, how do I get my free Avatar comic ? While I do not know the exact details of how every single store will run the event, the usual way it works is that your turn up and can get 1 of each available free comic. Some stores only allow you to have a couple of the comics, while some will let you have 1 of each. Some stores may also have other events on on the day, from price reductions on other comics to in store signings. Again it depends on your store.
  • Would it be funny if I asked if the other comics were free ? No, that line has probably been used ten million times before you ask. The whole Idea of free comic book day is to get people interested in comics in general or comic fans interested in other comics. A free comic to get you interested in starting to buy a series.
  • What does the Avatar free comic look like ?
    An Important Question, especially because the Avatar comic also includes a Star Wars story as well as a Captain Midnight Story and sometimes there are covers on both sides of the book for different stories. As far as I know the actual front cover of the comic is the Star Wars side which looks like this
    StarwarsBut, there is also a cover for the Mai comic which looks like this
    Mai Comic
    So look out for either of these to make sure you get the Avatar story.
  • Awesome, but what other free comics will there be ? You can find a full list of all the free comics here, . A very nice selection,  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (based on the Nick show), Sonic The Hedgehog, The Simpsons, Mass Effect and many more.
  • How early should I go to the comic store ? As early as possible, it is a very popular event and one of the busiest days for comic stores so get there early or you could miss out on a comic you are looking for.

I think that is more or less anyone new to Free Comic Book Day needs to know, feel free to ask any additional questions in the comments.

Assuming I can get a copy on Saturday I will have a review of the Mai comic up that day, on Sunday you will also get a podcast review of the comic.

Finally a request, since this is a free comic and not everyone has a comic store near them. We are fine with putting scans of the comic online, I do not have a scanner, so I am asking for anyone with a scanner to send me scans of just the Avatar part of the comic so I can put them up on the site. The member who does this will get 2500 community points and will be credited in the post.
The email to send the scans to is


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My name is Morgan Bannon, I am a 22 Year old Male from Ireland and I am the Site Super Moderator. I have watched and been a fan of Avatar since it premiered. I am also a news post writer for the site and host the site's podcast, The Avatar Online Podcast. My strength as an Avatar fan would be just a good knowledge of Avatar Canon and characters.

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Comments - 9 Posts

  1. Troy Said: Comment by Troy on May 1, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Would it be funny if I asked if the other comics were free ? No, that line has probably been used ten million times before you ask. The whole Idea of free comic book day is to get people interested in comics in general or comic fans interested in other comics. A free comic to get you interested in starting to buy a series.
    Ha Ha.


  2. Mario Kart Ninja Said: Comment by Mario Kart Ninja on May 1, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Is it going to be available digitally? I assume it is because the last Avatar free comic book is. You’re probably going to need the Dark Horse App on your phone or computer to be able to get it.

    Off topic subject: Does anybody listen to Janet Varney’s podcast, The J.V. Club? Last Thursday, April 25, Janet Varney (Voice of Korra) talked to Mindy Sterling, the voice of Lin Beifong! It was revealed on the Podcast that neither of them knew that Metalbenders were actually Earthbenders! I don’t mean to rat them out or anything and I can understand why they would think that, but I thought it would be an interesting talking point for this site’s podcast.


    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    It will be available digitally, but not day one (I think) It will probably be a few weeks before it goes up online, hence why I am asking for scans.

    I would just put it down to Voice actors not being as into the universe as fans, given how big of a moment for Toph (and how clearly it was stated that metalbending is an earthbending ability) it is it is a fairly bad mistake to make IMO.
    At least they know now.


    momo2009 Reply:

    they just do the voice, get paid and arrived for the comic con 🙂 it not like they really are interested in the show/universe, plus they have other tv show to worry about.


  3. ~ღєιяιиι-¢нαиღ~ Said: Comment by ~ღєιяιиι-¢нαиღ~ on May 1, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    thnx for the information airspeed!


  4. YangChen Said: Comment by YangChen on May 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    What time is this comic book set in? After the Promise part two, or after the day of black sun when Zuko writes Mai the letter?


    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Immediately after she leaves Zuko in The Promise Part 2


  5. Joey Said: Comment by Joey on May 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    grr… i’ll be out of town that day.


  6. Bender Adriana Said: Comment by Bender Adriana on May 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to all who are giving the comics away. Will keep you posted on if we make it . We will also let you know what we think of the comic! Thanks agan!!



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