Free Comic Book Day (FCBD 2018) is upon us! Every year, the first Saturday in May, Local Comic Shops offer free comics to customers. This year, MAXWELL’S DEMONS, RELAY & SPARKS! are just a few titles up for grabs.
If you make it out this year to take part in the comic festivities, please remember to support you comic shop by also making a purchase.
With 52 different free comic options, finding a comic for you might seem daunting. I’ve selected 5 books I think are worth picking up, but the full list is below.
Image Comics – Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente
This critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print exclusively from Image Comics. And to help celebrate everything that makes serialized comics great, the massive, 53-page first issue will be available to mature readers for free on Free Comic Book Day, with the next four issues being released weekly throughout the rest of May! Printed in its original “landscape” format (side-stapled for convenient shelving!) and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art, and there are no plans for these print issues to ever be collected, so the only way to own your own copies of this groundbreaking story is by supporting your friendly neighborhood comic shop!
Vault Comics – Deniz Camp @MDesaad, Vittorio Astone @AstoneVittorio, Aditya Bidikar @adityab
Rescue princesses from icy monsters, swim the soft spaces between universes, and spray paint your name across the pearly gates in this SF adventure fit for all ages, especially the clever YA reader. Yes indeed, Maxwell Maas is the greatest mind the world has ever known, but at 10 years old he has a lot to learn. Adventuring to distant worlds through his makeshift multiversal closet door, Max will encounter greatness and goodness on a cosmic scale. But will he realize that danger lurks on both sides of the door before it’s too late?
Aftershock Comics – Zac Thompson, Donny Cates, Andy Clarke, Dan Brown, Charles Pritchett
A story of community, religion, madness and the first planet to succumb to the universe’s biggest paradigm shift. A weary space traveler arrives on a primitive planet lost in the dark ages. The shamanic tribe who resides there are unsettled and uncertain about their future. They rely on hunting and gathering to survive until the charismatic traveler offers a tantalizing and dangerous solution: The Relay. A Monolith designed to spread conformity of ideas, technology and progress across all discovered worlds.
Graphix Spotlight– Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto
August is a brilliant inventor who is afraid of the outside. Charlie is a crack pilot who isn’t afraid of anything. Together these pals save lives every day. They also happen to be cats who pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit! Always eager to leap into danger, this feline duo have their work cut out for them as they try to thwart Princess, an evil alien bent on enslaving mankind. Don’t let the fact that Princess looks like a cute, diaper-wearing baby fool you. She’s clever, determined, and totally ruthless. So when Princess and the browbeaten fools she calls servants enact a brilliant and dastardly plan to conquer Earth, August and Charlie pull out all the stops to save the day.
Starburns Industries Press – Patton Oswalt, Dan Harmon, Eric Esquivel, Troy Nixey, Brent Schoonover, Rebecca Nalty
Looking for more from the company that brought you Rick and Morty and Harmonquest? Starburns Industries is proud to announce their launch into comics as Starburns Industries Press. “Starburns Presents…” will feature Patton Oswalt’s contribution to the upcoming Comic’s Comics Anthology and an excerpt from Gregory Graves #1, written by Dan Harmon and Eric Esquivel. Worlds collide as comics and comedians join forces to tell epic and hilarious stories of fantasy, heroes, villains and more!
FULL FCBD LIST:
2000 AD REGENED
AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA
BERLIN BY JASON LUTES
BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL
BOOM ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE
BOOM MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL
BRIEF HISTORY OF TANK GIRL
COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER
DARK HORSE OVERWATCH & BLACK HAMMER
DIE KITTY DIE I LOVE YOU TO DEATH
DC COMICS DC SUPER HERO GIRLS #1
DISNEY PRINCESS ARIEL SPOTLIGHT
DOCTOR WHO #0
FANTAGRAPHICS WORLDS GREATEST CARTOONISTS
GHOST IN THE SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK
GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT SPARKS
HOWARD LOVECRAFTS BIG BOOK OF SUMMER FUN
INFINITY WATCH AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
INVADER ZIM FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY
JAMES BOND VARGAR
LEGEND OF KORRA & NINTENDO ARMS
MALIKA – CREED & FURY
MAXWELLS DEMONS #1
METABARON META GUARDIANESS AND TECHNO BARON
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #0
ONLY LIVING BOY
POKEMON SUN & MOON & HORIZON
SCOUT COMICS PRESENTS THE MALL
SHADOW ROADS #1
SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
STAR WARS ADVENTURES
STARBURNS PRESENTS #1
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1
STREET ANGELS DOG
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #0
ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II #1
VIZ MY HERO ACADEMIA & RWBY
WORLDS OF ASPEN ANNIV ED
WORM WORLD SAGA