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Free Comic Book Day 2006 Star Wars/Conan Split Issue

Dark Horse is pleased to announce its 2006 Free Comic Book Day offering will be in the form of a special split issue featuring original Star Wars and Conan material. Each story is ten pages long and the content for both is appropriate for all ages.

Our Star Wars tale "Routine Valor" is set during the Clone Wars and features Commander Cody and his troops in an indefensible position facing an unassailable enemy. Star Wars: Routine Valor features story by Randy Stradley with art by Doug Wheatley.

In the Conan story "The Spear," a sorcerer receives a vision about a tremendous force washing over the world, and decides it's a prophecy ordering him to revive his sleeping god - but he should have considered it fair warning about his own run-in with Conan! "The Spear" features story by Tim Truman with art by Paul Lee and Dave Stewart.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 6, 2006.

For the fifth consecutive year, Image Collection's sixth, comic book retailers worldwide will join with publishers to promote the comic medium and their stores everywhere on Saturday, May 6 - Free Comic Book Day 2006 - and this year's eagerly awaited roster of participating publishers and titles has been announced.This year's Gold Sponsor publishers, and their Free Comic Book Day Editions - available at all participating Free Comic Book Day stores - include:

Gold Sponsor Title
Archie Comics Archie Comics 65th Anniversary Bash
Bongo Comics Bongo's Free for All 2006
Dark Horse Comics Star Wars/Conan Flip Book
DC Comics Justice League Unlimited #1
Devil's Due Publishing G.I. Joe: Sigma 6
Gemstone Publishing Walt Disney's Donald Duck 2006
IDW Transformers: Beast Wars (IDW) 2006
Image Comics Future Shock 2006
Marvel Comics X-Men/Runaways

Additionally, the following publishers have signed on as Silver Sponsors and will provide the following books for this year's event:

Silver Sponsor Title
Adhouse Books Preposterous Voyages of Ironhide Tom 2006
Arcana Studios Arcana Studio Presents #3 2006
Aspen MLT Inc. Worlds of Aspen #1
Castle Rain Jack the Lantern 1942 2006
Claypool Comics Deadbeats/Soul Searchers 2006
Comic Genesis Comic Genesis Generations 2006
Drawn & Quarterly Mr. Jean
Fantagraphics Books Funny Book #2
F&W Publishing Impact University Vol. 2
Heroic Publishing Liberty Girl #0
Keenspot Publishing Keenspot Spotlight 2006
Narwain SRL Bluff & Tales from a Forgotten Planet
Oni Press Free Scott Pilgrim 2006
Top Shelf Productions Owly: Breakin' the Ice 2006
Renaissance Press Amelia Rules 2006
Sky-Dog Press Buzzboy: Sidekicks Rule #1 2006
Viper Comics Viper Comics Presents Dead @ 17 & More
Wizard Entertainment Wizard Presents the Top 100 TPs Revised

Please Note: Availability of Silver Sponsor titles and additional items may vary between participating stores, so please check with your retailer for availability.

Images for this year's titles can be found online at the Free Comic Book Day website,

Also on tap for Free Comic Book Day: Viz Media will publish Viz Samplers for manga lovers; WizKids LLC will create a Marvel HeroClix Wolverine Figure for players of its popular collectible Miniatures Game; and Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles will give toy collectors an exciting new addition with its Stargate Jack O'Neil Action Figure from the highly anticipated toy line based on the hit Sci Fi Channel series. Please Note: Availability of these items may vary between participating stores. Please check with your retailer.

"Based on the feedback we received from retailers, publishers, and fans, last year's Free Comic Book Day was our most successful to date," said Free Comic Book Day Spokesperson Elissa Lynch. "To make this year's even more of a success, we encourage comic fans to spread the word among their friends and family members - especially those who don't normally read comics - and bring them to their favorite participating comic shop on May 6. They'll see that our medium truly offers something for everyone!"....


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