Every year the comic book industry celebrates Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May. Many stores host parties and signings. It's a terrific day for stores to do something special with the fans who shop at comic book stores week in and week out, as well as to reach out to new readers who hear about FCBD. This annual event creates a national stage for all of us, (professionals, creators, retailers and fans), to spread our collective enthusiasm for comic books out into the world at large. This year, DC will be releasing GREEN LANTERN / FLASHPOINT FCBD 2011 SPECIAL EDITION, a book that most definitely has something for our die hard fans and new readers alike. Without further ado, here's the official solicitation copy: This is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers who can’t wait to see the “Green Lantern” major motion picture from Warner Bros.! Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this reprinting of GREEN LANTERN #30, a pivotal chapter of the Green Lantern: Secret Origin graphic novel. No comic fan can afford to miss this exclusive first sneak peek of FLASHPOINT, DC's blockbuster event of 2011, by the all-star team of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. So that first FLASHPOINT preview everyone’s clamoring for? It'll be unveiled on the national stage of FCBD, a few weeks in advance of the publication of the first issue. Can't wait till then? Not to worry, come back next week for another edition of FLASHPOINT FRIDAY.

FCBD Green Lantern Special Edition