Last month, it was revealed that 2000 AD had not been chosen to be a part of Free Comic Book Day 2016.
But it’s just been announced that the publisher is now a Silver Sponsor and the planned FCBD 2016 edition will now go ahead.
The 2000 AD FCBD edition will be a hefty 48 pages of thrill-drenched science fiction from Britain’s greatest comic and will include exclusive new stories, digital strips, and a downloadable song from MC-1’s favourite band!
Creators involved include Alec Worley, Mike and Laura Allred, Matt Smith, John Wagner, Alan Grant, Kek W, Barry Island, Hannah Berry, Peter Milligan, Eric Powell, Dani K, John Burns, Rufus Dayglo, Carlos Ezquerra, Henry Flint, Joëlle Jones, and Ron Smith!
Ben Smith, head of books and comic books for Rebellion Publishing, said: “We are delighted to have been invited back into 2016’s Free Comic Book Day celebrations. The clamouring from our fans has been amazing and we are very pleased – and, indeed, thrilled – that we can now bring them our huge 48-page bumper comic, with work by creators including Eric Powell, Mike and Laura Allred, Peter Milligan, Carlos Ezquerra, Henry Flint, and Joëlle Jones – and all for free! Free Comic Book Day is a brilliant initiative for readers, publishers, and retailers and we are very happy to be a part of 2016’s event!”
2000 AD has been very proud of the success of its FCBD issue, which saw orders grow in huge jumps every single year – exceeding 60,000 units in 2015.