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Viz Media announces Free Comic Book Day 2018 manga samplers

Viz to publish two free samplers for FCBD 2018.

Viz Media has announced that it will be participating in Free Comic Book Day 2018 by publishing two free manga samplers. The samplers will feature excerpts from some of the company’s most popular series, specifically My Hero Academia and RWBY, as well as two upcoming series, Pokemon Sun & Moon and Pokemon Horizon: Sun & Moon. Two press releases follow with more specific details on each sampler:

VIZ Media proudly announces its participation and support for Free Comic Book Day 2018 with a special sampler featuring excusive excerpts from two of the company’s most popular manga properties, MY HERO ACADEMIA and RWBY.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5th at thousands of locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests in to independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers should visit freecomicbookday.com to find local participating retailers in their area.

VIZ Media supports Free Comic Book Day 2018 with the following FREE exclusive manga sampler (available while supplies last).

MY HERO ACADEMIA / RWBY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 SAMPLER
A special Silver Level Sponsor sampler containing excerpts from MY HERO ACADEMIA and RWBY.

The hit manga series MY HERO ACADEMIA asks the question… What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Dive into this acclaimed series by Kohei Horikoshi!

RWBY features artwork by the famed manga creator Shirow Miwa and is inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. In RWBY, the world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training.
Don’t miss VIZ Media’s release of the RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 1 RED LIKE ROSES in print and digital editions on May 15th. The latest volume of MY HERO ACADEMIA (Vol. 13) will be available for purchase on June 5th.

For additional information on RWBY, MY HERO ACADEMIA, and other manga properties published and licensed by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

VIZ Media proudly announces participation and support for Free Comic Book Day 2018 with a special sampler featuring exclusive excerpts from the two newest POKÉMON manga adventures, POKÉMON SUN & MOON and POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5th at thousands of locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers should visit freecomicbookday.com to find local participating retailers in their area.

VIZ Media proudly participates this year as a Gold Level Sponsor with this special FREE POKÉMON release (available while supplies last). POKÉMON SUN & MOON and POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON are the latest All Ages manga adventures inspired by the Pokémon Sun & Moon video game. VIZ Media will launch both series in print this summer.

POKÉMON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 SAMPLER
Enjoy action-filled chapters from the latest POKÉMON manga series, POKÉMON SUN & MOON and POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON! Both series are rated ‘A’ for All Ages.

In POKÉMON SUN & MOON, Sun dreams of money and Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry!

In POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON, Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his dream of becoming a Pokémon Trainer and learning the amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes even more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped!

POKÉMON SUN & MOON Vol. 1 will be released exclusively in print on May 8th. POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON Vol. 1 will be available on July 10th. More information on POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON will be released in the near future.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million POKÉMON video games and over 23.6 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY • ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

For additional information on POKÉMON titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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