Free Comic Book Day started as a way to promote western comics to the uninitiated. It’s a chance to pick up an interesting title for free that (hopefully) represents what the title is about and stir up some interest in new readers. In the last few years manga publishers have been joining in with their own samplers. This year, Viz Media has two to check out. Pokemon Pocket Comics are short strips with a lot of humor and not necessarily a lot of words, so it’s perfect for the young and/or emerging reader. Older Readers wondering what Japanese superheroes look like can pick up the Shonen Jump Sampler which features One-Punch Man and My Hero Academia. Get there early as these books tend to go fast!
VIZ MEDIA SUPPORTS 2016 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WITH MANGA SAMPLERS SHOWCASING EXCITING NEW TITLES
Visit And Support Local Comics Retailers On May 7th To Receive Two FREE Samplers Featuring POKÉMON POCKET COMICS,
ONE-PUNCH MAN And MY HERO ACADEMIA!
VIZ Media announces its continued support and sponsorship for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a pair of special FREE manga (graphic novel) samplers that will include excerpts from VIZ Media’s newest POKÉMON POCKET COMICS: LEGENDARY POKÉMON release as well as a Shonen Jump sampler containing action-packed excerpts from ONE-PUNCH MAN and MY HERO ACADEMIA.
Scheduled for Saturday, May 7th at thousands of locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers should visit freecomicbookday.com to find local participating retailers in their area.
VIZ Media participates this year as a Gold Level Sponsor and offers the following two FREE exclusive releases (available while supplies last).
POKÉMON POCKET COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 SAMPLER
A sample of the newest addition to VIZ Media’s expansive POKÉMON library, presenting fun quizzes and Pokémon statistics accompanied by four-panel gag comic strips. To the forest! To the sea! To Legendary Island! Join our Pokémon pals on a quest through the Unova region for the Legendary Joke—while testing your Pokémon knowledge and laughing all the way! MSRP: $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN
SHONEN JUMP FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 SAMPLER
Check out the superhero action of two smash hit titles from VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint—ONE-PUNCH MAN and MY HERO ACADEMIA.
Action fans can sample an excerpt from the smash hit series about an unlikely superhero in ONE-PUNCH MAN. Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Volume 6 of the series will be released on May 3rd! MSRP: $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN
In MY HERO ACADEMIA, imagine what the world would be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy, of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Catch the debut of Volume 4 on May 3rd! MSRP: $9.99 US / $12.99 CAN
For more information on these and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit: www.viz.com.