Media Release — Please make a note of the following updates concerning this year’s FCBD 2012 titles:
* DC Comics has revealed Jim Lee’s cover for DC Comics – The New 52 FCBD Edition. According to DC’s blog, “This cover will be featured on all customized editions and standard copies alike.In addition to the cover, Lee will also be illustrating five pages for the comic book’s interior, including a four-page Justice League gatefold to accompany a brand new story by New York Times bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.”
* Due to exceptional demand, Archaia Entertainment’s Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, & Other Stories HC has sold out. All initial orders for this product are expected to be filled, but additional orders cannot be accepted at this time. Diamond and Archaia apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your outstanding support of this title.
* Marvel Comics’ FCBD 2012 Avengers #12.1 and FCBD 2012 Avengers #12.1 Retailer Customized Cover have been retitled FCBD 2012 Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One and FCBD 2012 Avengers: Age of Utlron Point One Retailer Customized Cover.
* While there is not yet a resolution to the case Wimpy Kid Inc. vs. Antarctic Press, please note that Antarctic Press has not cancelled its FCBD 2012 title, Zombie Kid, at this time and the book is still expected to be released as part of this year’s event, though changes to its presentation or content may result. The newly released cover for Zombie Kid has been added to Diamond’s database. Diamond will continue to follow this case and report any changes to the status of this book.
* BOOM! Studios has announced that its Free Comic Book Day 2012 title, Dune: Origins (JAN120019J, 27¢) will be replaced by FCBD 2012 The Hypernaturals, a new s-f epic by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning. Please Note: All orders placed for the Dune: Origins FCBD book will be filled with The Hypernaturals. Due to the change, this title is open for order adjustments through February 27.Click here for details about this book.
* Due to production delays, Caption Box and Harvard University Center for Middle East Studies’ Outreach Center have cancelled the FCBD title Muqtatafaht: A Comics Anthology Featuring Artists from the Middle East Region.
* Due to scheduling changes, Drawn & Quarterly’s Marble Season FCBD 2012 title has been cancelled by the publisher. Please note that Drawn & Quarterly’s other FCBD 2012 Silver comic, Moomin Color Special, is not affected and will be offered as planned.
* Radical Publishing’s Free Comic Book Day 2012 title, Under the Faerie Moon Preview, has been cancelled by the publisher.