This from VIZ Media. The company is producing a special issue of its Shonen Jump magazine and will be giving it away gratis during Free Comic Book Day which falls on May 3.
The special edition will be distributed for free at participating stores nationwide.
I’ve never heard of the event but then again I haven’t been haunting comic bookstores since I was in high school. I get my manga from the local bookstore and the anime shop.
According to the VIZ press release, the annual event was “developed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. and is designed for comic book retailers across North America and around the world to offer a range of select titles for free to further spread awareness of new and upcoming series and highlight the diversity of the comics and manga (graphic novel) genres.”
In my simple mind that just translates to FREE comics for one day. Drool. I wonder if a customer will be limited to one comic book only.
The special edition 32-page Shonen Jump will feature snippets from various series like
“Naruto”, “Bleach” , “One Piece” and “Slam Dunk.” There’s going to be a “Bleach” poster included as well.