Random House Gets Graphic

Last Saturday, May 5th was Free Comic Book day– and fanboys and fangirls everywhere lined up to see what the participating reatilers were giving away.Free copies of Sonic the Hedgehog, Spiderman, Mega Man, and just about every other “man” were being distributed-One of the comics that Vertigo was distributing was a sampler of the  upcoming Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation-


This is exciting- and the artwork is outstanding and to get all the libraries ready for this adaptation of the Millennium Trilogy we will be talking about this title a lot during ALA  Annual in June. (We will have free copies of the sampler in our booth!)

Not going to ALA? That’s ok- because I am treating today like “Free Comic Book Day” here at Random House and I have 25 copies to mail out to the most excited librarians!

And while I am at it, I think I will give away a few more…


There is no better time than the present to point out just how relevant Archie Comics are in today’s society especially with President Obama lending his support toward Gay Marriage this week in an interview. But does Obama know that Kevin Keller got married  already in January? 

Archie Comics released their first ever hardcover about Kevin Kellerback in February introducing Kevin to Riverdale- maybe it is time your library and your patrons met Kevin? I would be more than happy to give away five copies to the first libraries to respond! 

My last “giveaway” of the day is for the kids– this book is called, The Book that Zack Wrote– and it is more of an introduction to the Graphic Novel genre for kids- it even includes a journal where the child can make their own book of pictures and corresponding words-


I am starting to really like these graphic novel days! First of all that chair makes me feel like I am in a futuristic movie and second of all, I really just like to give things away!

Ok- so, to request any of the titles above and remember, the quantities are limited– email us at

 Good luck! I promise to have more giveaways don’t the road- so don’t fret if you don’t win this time. Enjoy your weekend- and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

Did you miss free comic book day? It's not too late…

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