FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AND YEN PRESS!
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008
Yen Press is proud to participate in Free Comic Book Day with a sneak-peek at one of the most highly-anticipated manga adaptations of 2008–James Patterson’s #1 New York Times Bestselling series Maximum Ride.
On Saturday, May 3rd, 14-year-old Max and her “flock,” will be brought to life in black & white illustrations by Korean artist NaRae Lee. Joining the ranks of the X-Men, Jughead, and Bart Simpson, Max and the gang will be flying out of participating comic book shops across North America and around the world into the hands of millions of fans…absolutely free!
Last December, Yen Press first announced that James Patterson’s young-adult series would be adapted into 30-page manga installments for monthly inclusion in Yen Press’ new manga anthology, Yen Plus. Available through subscription and at major bookstores and comic book retailers across the country, each 460-page issue of Yen Plus will cost $8.99 at retail.
On Free Comic Book Day, over two million comic books (including Maximum Ride: Free Comic Book Day Edition) will be given away at 1,900-2,200 stores worldwide and in all 50 states, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! Now in its seventh year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. Go to www.FreeComicBookDay.com for a list of participating publishers and their free comics.