Fully Booked and Comic Odyssey celebrate Free Comic Book Day together this May 4, 2013. Every year, comic book stores around the world gather fans for short peeks into stories of their favorite characters.
This May 4, customers visiting the Bonifacio High Street branch will be in for an extra treat as we will be giving away three (3) free comics* per person in that store.
Drop by for Free Comic Book Day, grab a new title, and avail of day-only discounts on our items! Graphic novels will also be at 20% off.**
*Three (3) free comics per person will be given at the Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street branch only. For the rest of the participating branches (SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Rockwell, Shangri-La, Gateway, Greenhills, The Block, TriNoma, Katipunan, Eastwood Mall), customers will receive one (1) free comic.
**20% discount applies to D-coded Graphic Novel and Manga titles only.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Free Comic Book Day?
Every first Saturday of May, comic book stores and publishers around the world give away comic singles for free to thank fans for their support and to introduce characters to new enthusiasts. This year, we are celebrating on May 4, 2013, together with Comic Odyssey and the rest of the world! Watch this video for a better idea of how FCBD is celebrated: http://youtu.be/GcY44hx64Bw. And here’s our own teaser video as well: http://youtu.be/v3-vchfXmyY.
2. Can we get any comic book we want? Are manga titles included?
Comics are made and ordered especially for FCBD, and we will be setting up a table in each branch to showcase all the titles that are for free. A customer can choose any title from the designated free comics table. Manga titles, however, are not included in the give away.
3. How many free comics are we allowed to get?
4. What are the participating Fully Booked branches?
The Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall (Rockwell), EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Promenade (Greenhills), Gateway Mall, The Block (SM North EDSA), TriNoma, Regis Center (Katipunan), and Eastwood Mall branches will be participating in this year’s Free Comic Book Day celebration.Other Fully Booked branches (MarQuee Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Mall Davao, Bibliarch Pasong Tamo, Bibliarch Glorietta, Sketchbooks Greenbelt 3), will not be giving away free comics, but will have graphic novel titles on discounted sale on that day (see number 9 for discount details).
5. Is there a purchase requirement for the free comics?
The comics that are made especially for Free Comic Book Day are absolutely free and we require no purchase for anyone who wants one. Please take note of the limit of three (3) free comics per customer in the Bonifacio High Street branch, and one (1) comic per customer in the rest of the participating branches.
6. Can I reserve a free comic?
Sorry, we will not be allowing reservations for free comics. Part of the fun is lining up, meeting fellow comic fans, and choosing a free single when you get to the table!
7. What comics will be available on the day itself?
Take a look at our poster for a good idea of what we the free comics will be on May 4. We will also be featuring some of the titles on our website this week!
The first entry is already up! Check out the Kaboom! Summer Blast! comic and more; click here.
(Blog entries will be posted every day this week until Friday to tell you about the free comics.)
8. What time does Free Comic Book Day start?
Comic giving starts during the opening times of each branch. Our Regis Center (Katipunan) branch opens at 9:00 am, while the Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall (Rockwell), EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Promenade (Greenhills), Gateway Mall, The Block (SM North EDSA) and TriNoma branches open at 10:00 am. The Greenbelt 5 and Eastwood Mall branches open at 11:00 am.
For our branch addresses, please click here: http://www.fullybookedonline.com/stores.
9. What items will be on discounted sale?
Graphic novels and manga titles that are D-coded will be at 20% off in all Fully Booked branches nationwide on May 4, 2013 only. Select graphic novels will also be on sale at a larger discount (up to 50% off). Other comics like Archie, Garfield, etc. that are D-coded will also be at 20% off on that day.
If you’re not sure about whether a title you want will be discounted, please feel free to ask any book specialist to help you see if it’s D-coded.
10. What else will be happening during Free Comic Book Day?
In our Bonifacio High Street branch, artists will also be present for a signing, and Comic Odyssey will be holding raffles throughout the day. For more information on these activities, follow the Comic Odyssey event page >> https://www.facebook.com/events/428017033941625/.
Check out the fun that was last year’s FCBD!