#NCBD 1/25/17: FCBD's 10 Comics for New Comic Book Day!
Jan 25, 2017
Free Comic Book Day was founded on the belief that there's a comic book perfect for everyone out there! Every Wednesday is New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) in comic book shops, where new comics release hit the shelves of comic book shops for eager fans to pick up and purchase.
We've highlighted ten comics that are perfect recommendations for anyone looking to get into comics!
In this week's list, for books coming out 1/25/16, there's definitely something for everyone: from the continuation of the amazing series Avatar the Last Airbender, to bringing back an old classic like Back to the Future, and showcasing the hit new remake Voltron before Season 2 premieres on Friday! What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!
ANIMOSITY: THE RISE #1
"The Animals thought, spoke, and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come..." Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett's hit new series Animosity is this special one-shot, illustrated by American Monster's very own Juan Doe! Witness the devastating effects of "The Wake" and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!
(W) Delilah Dawson
(CA) Elsa Charretier
(A/CA) Ashley A. Woods
When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out-that's a lot less armor polishing for them to do. Of course, when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle...well, the women take umbrage with that. Now the blacksmith's wife Merinor is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight Sir Riddick is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to fight, defend, build, and do all manner of noisy things the men had been doing while the women assumed they were just drunk. Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants, Wake of Vultures) brings her first original series to comics, and is joined by breakthrough illustrator Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) for a rollicking fantasy adventure featuring women reclaiming their lives on their terms.
KISS DEMON #1
(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
(A) Eman Casallos
(CA) Kyle Strahm
Before Blackwell, before Morpheus, there was the MUSIC. In a small town in Iowa, three young KISS fans meet at a concert and form their own band, unaware they are about to embark on a journey that will not only change their lives, but also the fate of the world. Prequel to the ongoing series.
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: NORTH AND SOUTH PART TWO
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante Dimartino, Bryan Konietzko
After attempting to kidnap Katara and Sokka, Southerner Gilak leaves a haunting note for Hakoda: "Soon you will see the truth, Chieftain." The vow leaves everyone on edge-including Katara, who remains wary of the two tribes' integration. As Northerner Malina announces a partnership with the company owned by Toph Beifong's father, her own brother comes forward with a revelation that shocks everyone. Have Katara's worst fears been confirmed?
BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #1
(W) Jeff Parker, Marc Andreyko
(A) David Hahn, Karl Kesel
(CA) Michael Allred
What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra's al Ghul hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane-to his childhood fight against actual Nazis? Witness the Caped Crusader's first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman! This epic team-up is brought to you by writers Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN '77) and Jeff Parker (BATMAN '66), with fantastic artists David Hahn and Karl Kesel (BATMAN '66 Meets the Man from U.N.C.L.E.). It's a time- and space-spanning adventure unlike anything you've seen before!
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #1
(W) Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs
(A/CA) Alan Robinson
When Old Biff Tannen travels to the past to give his younger self the Grays Sports Almanac, he opens a lethal Pandora's Box that drastically changes the course of history. In the BTTF movies, Doc and Marty save the day -- but what happens in Biff Tannen's dystopia before they do? Find out in BIFF TO THE FUTURE, the alternate life story of Biff Tannen detailing his diabolical rise to power, his dangerous relationship with the McFly family and Doc Brown, and his ultimate demise. The apocalypse has got nothing on the kinds of trouble a Tannen can make! Written by BTTF co-creator Bob Gale with Derek Fridolfs (Batman) and illustrated by Alan Robinson (BTTF: Citizen Brown).
LOOSE ENDS #! (OF 4)
(W) Jason Latour
(A/CA) Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi
No one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into "The Hideaway," a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run-from the law, from the criminals, even from himself.
LOOSE ENDS is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida. From JASON LATOUR, the Eisner-winning co-creator of SOUTHERN BASTARDS and the writer of Spider-Gwen, CHRIS BRUNNER (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), and RICO RENZI (Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl).
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 1
(W) Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson
(A) Digital Art Chefs
A Collecting the 5 issues of series one! Join Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge and Hunk as they form Voltron. Written by the Tim Hedrick (Avatar: The Last Airbender) & Mitch Iverson writers on the popular Voltron Legendary Defender animated show currently on Netflix! With art by Digital Art Chefs (Robotech/Voltron) This graphic novel is a must have for fans of VOLTRON THE LEGENARY DEFENDER. Please note This item is also available in a Spanish language edition.
(W) Jim Zub
(A) Sean Izaakse
(CA) David Nakayama
A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN!
- A seemingly straightforward mission for Spider-Man takes an unexpected turn when Earth's Mightiest Heroes are caught off-guard by a monstrous invasion from the sky.
- An all-star lineup of Avengers battling behemoths in this over-sized spectacular that's a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and old.
BLOODSHOT USA #4 (OF 4)
(W) Jeff Lemire
(A/CA) Doug Braithwaite
Liberty and judgement for all! A weaponized virus has turned New York into a war zone...and Bloodshot is about to make his last stand for the heart and soul of every man and woman brutalized by the effects of a nanite-enhanced plague! But just when his one-man invasion of the Big Apple seems lost, the hard-coded weapon of mass destruction called Deathmate will re-appear to save the day - and secure Project Rising Spirit's spot as the saviors of New York! Will her programming win out...or will the woman inside the machine seek the vengeance for which she has long yearned? In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a new war will soon be fought...and all of America is about to bear witness!
All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit Comicshoplocator.com!