Free Comic Book Day: 5 things you need to know

Whether you're a comic book devotee or don't know the Fantastic Four from the Avengers, here are 5 things you need to know about the upcoming Free Comic Book Day.

3. What's the difference between Gold and Silver comics?


On the list of comics that will be offered this year for 2012's FCBD, the comic books are divided into Gold and Silver categories. Participating comic book stores will be carrying a certain number of titles in each category, but those comic books offered in the Gold category are usually from higher-profile comic book publishers like DC and Marvel. All the comics are selected by a organization of retailers which are chosen to participate by the company Diamond Comic Distributors.

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