FCBD 2007 Bigger & Better than Ever

by Jeff

On May 5, 2,037 comic book stores across the United States and around the world opened their doors and gave away approximately 2.3 million comic books absolutely free of charge to customers as a part of the industry’s latest Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) event!

With 44 special edition comic books from some of the industry’s top publishers – including Gold Sponsors Archie Comic Publications, Bongo Comics Group, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Gemstone Publishing, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Comics and TOKYOPOP – there was truly something for every fan that attended.

Retailers across the country reported tremendous success with FCBD 2007, with some of the best customer turnouts ever. To view select photos of the event check the latest issue of Diamond Dialogue as well as Daily.

This year’s Free Comic Book Day saw a level of reporting and discussion in the mainstream media unlike any other year, including features in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and many others!

National Press Coverage:

• Atlanta (GA) Journal Constitution

• AOL/KOL

• Arizona Star Net

• Baltimore Magazine

• Battle Creek (MI)’s Enquirer

• Blogzarro

• BostonNOW

• Canton (MI) Observer

• Channel Surfing (MSN TV Blog)

• Chicago (IL) Sun-Times

• Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer

• Columbus (OH) Dispatch

• Comic Book Resources (Press Release)

• Comics2Film

• Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal

• Detroit Free Press

• Disney Adventures Digest

• Entertainment Weekly

• Fanboy.tv

• Farmingdale (NJ)’s News Transcript

• Flint (MI) Journal

• Forbes

• GoCity Kids

• Harrisburg (PA) Patriot

• The Honolulu Advertiser

• Howell (NJ) Tri-Town News

• Impossible Funky Productions Blogspot

• London (Ontario) Free Press

• Louisville (KY)’s The Courier-Journal

• MarketWatch.com

• Minnesota Daily

• MorningStar

• Morris County (NJ)’s Daily Record

• MSN

• New Jersey’s News Transcript

• New York Times

• NJ.com

• Norwich (CT) Bulletin

• Oakland (MI) Press

• Oswego (NY)’s The Palladium Times

• Pensacola (FL) News-Journal

• Philadelphia (PA) City Paper

• Playthings Magazine

• Potomac News

• Raleigh-Durham (NC)’s The News & Observer

• Revista de Asociacion Libre (Mexico)

• SCI FI

• ScrippsNews.com

• Sharon (PA) Herald

• South Bend (IN) Tribune

• SouthCoastToday.com

• St. Petersburg (FL) Times

• Stars & Stripes

• Straus Newspapers

• Syracuse (NY) New Times

• United Press International

• USA Today

• Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch

• Warsaw (IN)’s Times-Union

• Washington (DC) Post

• Yahoo Finance

Television/Radio Coverage:

• Atlanta, GA’s WAGA-TV Channel 5 (FOX)
• Burlington/Plattsburgh, VT’s WCAX-TV Channel 3 (CBS)
• Charlottesville, VA’s WCAV-TV Channel 19 (CBS)
• Chattanooga/Cohutta, TN’s WDEF-TV Channel 12 (CBS)
• Cincinnati, OH’s WCPO-TV Channel 9 (ABC)
• Cincinnati, OH’s WKRC-TV Channel 12 (CBS)

• Cleveland/Akron, OH’s WJW-TV Channel 8 (FOX)
• Columbia, SC’s WLTX-TV Channel 19 (CBS)
• Dallas/Fort Worth, TX’s KXAS-TV Channel 5 (NBC)
• Detroit, MI’s WDIV-TV Channel 4 (NBC)
• Elmira/Horseheads, NY’s WETM-TV Channel 18 (NBC)
• Erie, PA’s WICU-TV Channel 12 (NBC)
• Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, MI’s WEYI-TV Channel 25 (NBC)

• Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, MI’s WJRT-TV Channel 12 (ABC)
• Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, MI’s WNEM-TV Channel 5 (CBS)
• Fort Myers/Naples, FL’s WINK-TV Channel 11 (CBS)
• Fort Myers/Naples, FL’s WZVN-TV Channel 26 (ABC)
• Fox’s (national) The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet
• Fresno/Visalia, CA’s KFSN-TV Channel 30 (ABC)
• Fresno/Visalia, CA’s KGPE-TV Channel 47 (CBS)

• Greensboro/Winston-Salem. NC’s WFMY-TV Channel 2 (CBS)
• Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC’s WGHP-TV Channel 8 (FOX)
• Greenville-Spartanburg, SC/Asheville, NC’s WHNS-TV Channel 21 (FOX)
• Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville, TX’s KGBT-TV Channel 4 (CBS)
• Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York, PA’s WHP-TV Channel 21 (CBS)
• Idaho Falls, ID’s KIDK-TV Channel 3 (CBS)
• Idaho Falls, ID’s KPVI-TV Channel 6 (NBC)
• Johnson City, TN’s WJHL-TV Channel 11 (CBS)
• Joplin/Pittsburg, MO’s KSNF-TV Channel 16 (NBC)
• Kansas City, KS’s KSHB-TV Channel 41 (NBC)

• Los Angeles, CA’s KTLA-TV Channel 5 (The CW)
• Macon, GA’s WMAZ-TV Channel 13 (CBS)
• Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL’s WTVJ-TV Channel 6 (NBC)
• Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN’s KARE-TV Channel 11 (NBC)
• New York, NY’s WNBC-TV Channel 4 (NBC)
• Omaha, NE’s KETV-TV Channel 7 (ABC)
• Omaha, NE’s KPTM-TV Channel 42 (FOX)
• Philadelphia, PA’s WMGM-TV Channel 40 (NBC)
• Phoenix, AZ’s KPNX-TV Channel 12 (NBC)
• Phoenix, AZ’s KSAZ-TV Channel 10 (FOX)
• Phoenix, AZ’s KTVK-TV Channel 3 (Independent)
• Pittsburgh, PA’s KDKA-TV Channel 2 (CBS)
• Raleigh/Durham, NC’s WRAL-TV Channel 5 (CBS)
• Raleigh/Durham, NC’s WRAZ-TV Channel 50 (FOX)
• Richmond/Petersburg, VA’s WRIC-TV Channel 8 (ABC)
• Salt Lake City, UT’s KSTU-TV Channel 13 (FOX)
• San Diego, CA’s KSWB-TV Channel 69 (The CW)
• San Diego, CA’s XETV-TV Channel 6 (FOX)
• Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo, CA’s KCOY-TV (CBS)
• Springfield, MO’s KSPR-TV Channel 33 (ABC)
• Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville, TX’s KLTV-TV Channel 7 (ABC)
• Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA’s WBRE-TV Channel 28 (NBC)
• Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA’s WNEP-TV Channel 16 (ABC)
• Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA’s WYOU-TV Channel 22 (CBS)
• Wichita Falls, TX /Lawton, OK’s KSWO-TV Channel 7 (ABC)
• Youngstown, OH’s WKBN-TV Channel 27 (CBS)

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