#NCBD 2/1/17: FCBD's 10 Comics for New Comic Book Day!

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 2/1/17, there's definitely something for everyone: from new twists on old favorites like a modernized, apocalypse-themed Scooby-Doo or the Green Lantern and Planet of the Apes crossover, to fan-favorites like Darth Maul and Assassin's Creed!  What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


BLOOD BLISTER #1

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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Phil Hester
(A) Eric Layton
(A/CA) Tony Harris

Sin is a joke to Brandon Hull. Morality a crutch for the weak, laws mere tools to be abused. But when the corruption he scoffed at begins to manifest on his once-perfect body, Hull finds himself cast into a hidden world of unspeakable horror from which there is no escape. How can you be saved when the evil possessing you is your own soul?

PLANET OF THE APES GREEN LANTERN #1
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan
(A) Barnaby Bagenda
(CA) Ethan Van Sciver

When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything the universe has ever seen.
As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried.
With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on...THE PLANET OF THE APES.

WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #1
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Francesco Francavilla
(A/CA) Francesco Francavilla

A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially these cases seem purely unrelated: no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case! From the mind of writer/artist & Eisner winner Francesco Francavilla, comes a thrilling tale of The Spirit that promises to tingle your spines.

BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #1

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
(A) Peter Bergting
(CA) Ben Stenbeck

Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King - evil incarnate - is taking over the world. Baltimore's team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines while others are in hiding. Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore's fight has gotten bigger than he'd ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01

DC COMICS
(W) Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
(A) Howard Porter, Dale Eaglesham, Wellington Alves, Scott Hanna
(CA) Jim Lee


When the world is tossed into chaos, it's up to a group of meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy and their dog, Scooby-Doo-to solve the mystery and survive hordes of zombies! But can they save the day and cure everyone, or will they become brain- eating zombies? The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! Collects SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1-6!

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS ANNUAL 2017

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kelly Thompson
(A) M. Victoria Robado, Maria Jose Barros, Savanna Ganucheau, Katarzyna Witerscheim
(CA) W. Scott Forbes

The Starlight Girls have been writing and drawing an "exquisite corpse" style fan fiction comic that reimagines their favorite pop stars -- Jem & The Holograms -- as pop stars by day and renegade space heroes by night. Follow the adventures of Jem and The Holograms as you've never seen them before -- superheroes fighting to save the universe from the evil Majestrix Pizzazz and her... army of Mecha-Spider-Pizzes?!?! OMG.

PLANETOID PRAXIS #1 (OF 6)
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ken Garing
(A/CA) Ken Garing

SERIES PREMIERE! PLANETOID PRAXIS is the long-anticipated sequel to the popular 2012 miniseries PLANETOID.

The inhabitants of a distant planetoid have fought off their robot overlords and established a thriving settlement on the planetoid's mechanized surface. Now, years later, their de facto leader, Onica, must grapple with a new complication when their isolated way of life is threatened by the arrival of an unexpected visitor!

STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1

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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Luke Ross
(CA) Rod Reis

Bred on hate, fear, and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill. Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.
Rated T

ASSASSINS CREED UPRISING #1
TITAN COMICS
(W) Dan Watters, Alex Paknadel
(A) Jose Holder
(CA) Alex Ronald
Join us for this game-changing new chapter in the ongoing Assassin's Creed saga! With the Phoenix Project nearing its completion, tensions are running high for both the Brotherhood and the Templar Order. A new world order is on the horizon and only Charlotte and her new allies have the knowledge and skill to save humanity from subjugation. Meanwhile, after discovering a rebel faction within his order, Templar agent, Otso Berg begins to question his loyalties.

 

GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #1
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco
(CA) Allan Otero

Death holds no power over Mary Medina...Instead she is the one who wields power over the dead.  What she doesn't know is her power is coveted by a Secret Order long forgotten in the Realms of Power. Drawn to New Orleans during the Day of the Dead festival, Mary finds herself running for her life from those that want her power. Don't miss the mini-series which introduces a new hero to the Grimm Universe.


Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf

All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit  Comicshoplocator.com!

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