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Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019

My Hero Academia & Promised Never Land - Free Comic Book Day 2019

Cover art for the My Hero Academia & Promised Never Land available for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, (which is also Star Wars Day) head on over to your favourite comic store and choose from a selection of popular series — all free!

In addition to classics like Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Canuck and Little Lulu, there’s a few manga up for grabs. This year’s assortment includes:

    • My Hero Academia & Promised Neverland by Kouhei Horikoshi / Kaiu Shirai, Kouhei Horikoshi, Posuka Demizu from Viz Media.
    • Pokémon: I Choose You! & Pokémon Adventures by Ryo Takamisaki / Mato and Ryo Takamisaki from Viz Media.
    • Kino’s Journey by Keiichi Sigsawa Iruka Shiomiya from Vertical Comics.
    • Street Fighter Sakura VS Karin by Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan by UDON.
    • Witch Hat Atelier / Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition / Magus of the Library by Kamome Shirahama / CLAMP / Mitsu Izumi from Kodansha.

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

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Nintendo announces Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Switch

During an early morning Pokémon Direct video, Nintendo unveiled the titles of the two new games in the franchise coming to the Nintendo Switch: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Set in the Galar region that is reminiscent of the United Kingdom, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield introduces three new partner Pokémon to start with: grass-based Grookey, fire-based Scorbunny, or water-based Sobble.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield starters

Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble, your partners in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are expected to launch simultaneously in late 2019.

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Detective Pikachu live-action film to hit theatres in 2019

There’s never been a Pokémon film like it before. Detective Pikachu is a whole new adventure, based on the recent video game for the Nintendo 3DS.

The raucous Ryme City is no place for a cute and cuddly Pikachu, but this isn’t just any Pikachu, it’s Detective Pikachu and, only one voiced by Ryan Reynolds, can navigate the mean streets. With Justice Smith by his side, searching for his missing father, this duo is expected to be a Pokémon journey like none other.

Detective Pikachu is expected to hit theatres May 11th, 2019.

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Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018

My Hero Academia / RWBY

Cover artwork of the My Hero Academia / RWBY comic for Free Comic Book Day 2018.

If you haven’t heard, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 5th, 2018, head on over to your favourite local comic store and pick up a couple of select titles for your enjoyment.

This year, there are a handful of manga available along AvengersOverwatchDC SuperHero Girls, and the Adventure Time, including:

  • Pokémon Sun & Moon / Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon by Tenya Yabuno, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto from Viz Media
  • Ghost in the Shell Global Neural Network by Max Gladstone, and David Lopez from Kodansha
  • Street Fighter II Ultra by Ken Siu-Chong, and Hanzo Steinbach from Udon Entertainment
  • My Hero Academia / RWBY from Kouhei Horikoshi, and Shirow Miwa from Viz Media

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon starters revealed

Unveiled today, the trio starting Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. Selected at the beginning of the in-game journey, they become the core part of the player’s team and evolve into more than fighting creature.

RowletFirst up is Rowlet, a grass quill Pokémon, weighing in at 3.3 lbs and a height of one foot. Rowlet is a combination grass and flying type with the overgrow ability.

LittenNext is Litten, a fire cat Pokémon. At 9.5 lbs, Litten is heavier than Rowlet, but only four inches taller. As a fire type, Litten’s fur is saturated in flammable oil which it can lick and spit fireballs with.

PopplioFinally there’s the sea lion Pokémon, Popplio. While Popplio is the same height as Litten, it is the heaviest of the three at 16.5 lbs. Despite that, the water type is very flexible and acrobatic creating water balloons for both battle and fun.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon hits store shelves November 18th, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.

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Free Comic Book Day for 2016 is at your local comic store Saturday, May 7

An action packed weekend is just around the corner with Free Comic Book Day hitting the shelves on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. For 15 years, anyone can pick up select copies of new popular and new series for free — no strings attached.

This includes manga too, next to favourites of The Avengers, Suicide Squad and Doctor Who. Manga titles available for this year are…

  • Pokémon Pocket Comics Legendary Pokémon by Santa Harukaze from Viz Media / Perfect Square
  • Attack on Titan Anthology Preview by Hajime Isayama from Kodansha Comics
  • Street Fighter Volume 1 by Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan, Edwin Huang from Udon Entertainment
  • One Punch Man / My Hero Academia by One, Kouhei Horikoshi, and Yusuke Murata from Viz Media
  • Sonic Sampler by Jamal Peppers, and Gary Martin from Archie Comic Publications

For a complete list of available titles and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Pokémon Sun and Moon unveiled

With the Pokémon franchise celebrating 20 years this month, Nintendo announced through their Pokémon Direct live streaming video two new titles for Nintendo 3DS: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Details on the upcoming games are. However, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will take advantage of Pokémon Bank to transfer creatures acquired in the digital re-releases ofPokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow. Pokémon caught in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also use this method too. Pokémon Bank is a paid storage service.

Two new languages join the existing seven in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The nine available languages are English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and now both traditional and simplified Chinese.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have an expected release date of late 2016.

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Nintendo to host Pokémon Direct video on February 26

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Pokcmon franchise, Nintendo has scheduled a Pokémon Direct live streaming event for Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 7:00 am PST.

Nintendo hosts live streaming videos as a platform to share news on upcoming titles and interviews with game developers for their most popular product lines.

Visit the Nintendo Direct web site to grab a seat before the show starts.

Pokémon was originally released in Japan on February 27th, 1996. Visit the Pokémon web site for a list of events and activities celebrating this milestone.

Pokémon Super Bowl commercial unveiled

You don’t have to wait until the Super Bowl to catch a glimpse of the new Pokémon commercial to coincide with the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

So instead of fast-forwarding through a recorded copy the football game, you can watch it officially on YouTube. No, this isn’t a leaked video, but the real deal courtesy of The Official Pokémon Channel.

This advertisement brings attention to all the festivities and products being released for two decades of Pokémon. Additional information is available on the Pokémon 20th Anniversary web site, including details on how to get in on all the fun. Train on!

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 this coming Saturday

Did you know that you can pick up a comic book for free on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015? Free Comic Book Day occurs on the first Saturday of May where participating comic stores let fans pick up an eligible book for free.

This year, there’s some manga sidling up close to classics like The Avengers and Captain Canuck. There’s also spin-offs from popular televised series including Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and Doctor Who.

  • Pokémon by Hidenori Kusaka from Perfect Square.
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki and Yu-Gi-Oh! by Kazuki Takahashi from Viz Media.
  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama from Kodansha Comics.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog and Mega Man Worlds Unite by Ian Flynn, Gary Martin and Evan Stanley from Archie Comic Publications.

For a complete list of available titles and participating store locations, visit the Free Comic Book Day web site.

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