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VIZ Media Offers "Pokemon" for Free Comic Book Day 2018

By The Editor
May 4, 2018 - 02:39

VIZ Media Free Comic Book Day 2018 - Pokemon Sun and Moon cover image


Visit Local Comic Retailers On May 5th To Receive A FREE VIZ Media Sampler Highlighting Two New POKÉMON Adventures

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 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

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