VIZ Media Supports FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 With 2 Free Manga Samplers
Visit Comic Retailers On May 5th To Receive FREE VIZ Media Samplers
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media proudly announces its participation and support for Free Comic Book Day 2018 with a special Silver Level Sponsor sampler containing excerpts from My Hero Academia and RWBY, and a second Gold Level Sponsor sampler showcasing the latest new Pokémon manga — Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon!
Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5th 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 in to independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 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 supports Free Comic Book Day 2018 with the following FREE exclusive manga samplers (available while supplies last)…
My Hero Academia / RWBY Free Comic Book Day 2018 Sampler
The hit manga series My Hero Academia asks the question… What would the world 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? Dive into this acclaimed series by Kohei Horikoshi!
RWBY features artwork by the famed manga creator Shirow Miwa and is inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. In RWBY, the world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training.
Don’t miss VIZ Media’s release of the RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol. 1: Red Like Roses in print and digital editions on May 15th. The latest volume of My Hero Academia (Vol. 13) will be available for purchase on June 5th.
Pokémon Free Comic Book Day 2018 Sampler
Enjoy action-filled chapters from the latest POKÉMON manga series, Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon! Both series are rated ‘A’ for All Ages.
In Pokémon Sun & Moon, Sun dreams of money and Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry!
In Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon, Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his dream of becoming a Pokémon Trainer and learning the amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes even more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped!
Pokémon Sun & Moon Vol. 1 will be released exclusively in print on May 8th. Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon Vol. 1 will be available on July 10th. More information on Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon will be released in the near future.
POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million POKÉMON video games and over 23.6 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including Pokémon manga graphic novel series including Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon Adventures: Emerald, Pokémon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum, Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, Pokémon Adventures X•Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
For additional information on RWBY, My Hero Academia, Pokémon and other manga properties published and licensed by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.