Free Comic Book Day is still more than five months away — May 7, 2011; the day before Thor hits movie theaters — but now we know what to expect from the 10 “gold sponsor”-level titles. Well, mostly. Details are still kinda vague on some. Details after the cut!
Marvel is doing a Spider-Man comic, and though we don’t know the creative team or any details yet, the cover shown is definitely Humberto Ramos. (Not necessarily meaningful by itself, since he’s the current artist on Amazing Spider-Man and this doesn’t look like final art, but there you go.)
DC? “A SPECIAL TOP SECRET PROJECT TOO BIG TO ANNOUNCE!” Alrighty. Image? “ROBERT KIRKMAN KID-FRIENDLY TITLE.” OK, fair enough.
IDW’s offering a Locke & Key book — fitting, given that it’s currently being adapted for TV — and Dark Horse is doing a seemingly Shyamalan-free Avatar: The Last Airbender/Star Wars: The Clone Wars flipbook. BOOM! Studios gets in on the licensed property/all-ages flipbook fun with a Disney Afternoon two-shot of Darkwing Duck and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Archaia does similarly with a Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard flipbook.
That’s not all the flipbooks, no sir! Ape is going old-school/new-school with Kung Fu Panda/Richie Rich, and Papercuts has Geronimo Stilton and The Smurfs, done up all-flipbook style.
Archie is going the more traditional route with Betty & Veronica, but there’s at least an oblique Twilight reference on the cover:
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