#NCBD 3/1/17: 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 3/1/16, there's definitely something for everyone: from prelude stories to the new hit show Riverdale, to everyone's favorite secret agent 007, to seeing Yoda face off against a mysterious unknown force. What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


RIVERDALE
NOV161153

ARCHIE COMICS
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
(A/CA) Alitha Martinez

Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins in this special issue, which features four short stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series. You dare not miss this special commemorative issue in advance of the upcoming ongoing Riverdale series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and the writers of the CW's Riverdale series, with stunning art by Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: Worlds of Wakanda)!

BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA #1
JAN171399

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Sam Sykes
(A) Selina Espiritu
(CA) Bridget Underwood

From fantasy author Sam Sykes (Aeons' Gate) comes a story about budding chef Brianna Jakobsson, who's trying to impress her father but whose best-and only-customers are monsters. Brianna has big dreams of starting her own restaurant. When her ailing father, a celebrity restaurant magnate, poses a challenge to his only daughter and 15 sons, she sets out to create the best restaurant around! Thing is, the only city she can afford to set up shop in is Monster City. Great for fans of Adventure Time and Steven Universe.

FREELANCE #1
NOV161365

CHAPTERHOUSE COMICS
(W) Jim Zub, Andrew Wheeler
(A) Vaneda Vireak
(CA) Alexander Perkins

The Chapterverse launches, with this brand new series! Lance Valiant, John Cabot, and Tasha Kolchak are fearless explorers who delve into hidden secrets of our world and protect us from threats beyond imagination, but the greatest secret of all may be Lance's own mysterious past! Pulse-pounding action, wit, intrigue, and globe-trotting romance - one of Canada's original heroes is reborn for the Chapterhouse era!

JAMES BOND #1
JAN171584

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Ben Percy
(A) Rapha Lobosco
(CA) John Cassaday

The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #1
JAN170133

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
(A/CA) Nick Brokenshire

It's out with the old myths and in with the new as a nineteen-year-old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen. Now, magic, romance, Fae, Merlin, and more await her! Lend her your axe as the creators of Amelia Cole start a new age of adventure!

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #6 (OF 6)
JAN170357

DC COMICS
(W) Steve Orlando
(A) Fernando Blanco
(CA) Aco

Midnighter always knew it wouldn't be easy to fight his way out of Hell... but did he ever consider that it might be impossible? Even with Apollo's strength by his side, some wars just can't be won... is this never-ending battle finally over?

MY LITTLE PONY ANNUAL 2017
DEC160560

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jeremy Whitley, Christina Rice, Tony Fleecs
(A) Tony Fleecs
(A/CA) Andy Price

Join the Guardians of Harmony on their quest to protect Equestria from nefarious villains! Featuring six short stories focusing on action and adventure by your favorite MLP creative teams!

•   Ties into the new MLP Guardians of Harmony toy line!
•   Part of IDW's 2017 Annual Offensive! Over-sized and action-packed key stories in a deluxe format!

ROYAL CITY #1
JAN170646

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire
(A/CA) Jeff Lemire

DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES written and illustrated by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, A.D., Sweet Tooth). ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing mother, and his brow-beaten father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. ROYAL CITY is a return to the literary and thematic territory of LEMIRE's breakthrough graphic novel Essex County and is his most ambitious, and most personal, project to date.

AMERICA #1
JAN170901

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gabby Rivera
(A) Joe Quinones

At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics' brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez! America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she's now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn't really leave much time for self-discovery... So what's a super-powered teenager do when she's looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits!

STAR WARS #29
JAN171083

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron
(A) Salvador Larroca
(CA) Stuart Immonen

A problem, Yoda has. A big problem. Strong with the stonepower, this problem is. But judge it not by its size, will he.


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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