#NCBD 3/8/17: 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 3/8/16, there's definitely something for everyone: from learning about historical icons like Alexander Hamilton and a member of The Mamas and The Papas, to everyone's favorite childhood horror writer R.L. Stine taking up writing for Marvel, to a fan-favorite video game series bringing some of the most beloved characters together. What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': CASS ELLIOT BEFORE THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
JAN171790

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(W) Pénélope Bagieu
(A/CA) Pénélope Bagieu

It's Mama Cass as you've never known her, in this touching biography of the 1960s New York folk scene from French comics sensation Pénélope Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse). Before she became the legendary Mama Cass - one quarter of the mega-huge folk group The Mamas and the Papas - Cass Eliot was a girl from Baltimore trying to make it in the big city. After losing parts to stars like Barbra Streisand on the Broadway circuit, Cass found her place in the music world with an unlikely group of cohorts, releasing five albums with The Mamas and the Papas in their three years of existence. Through it all, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams - and her very identity.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON
OCT161156

ANTARCTIC PRESS
(W) Rod Espinosa
(A/CA) Rod Espinosa

Alexander Hamilton, his name was Alexander Hamilton.  And there's a million things to know 'bout the man who began our financial system! A tale of one of the most influential founding fathers brought to you by Eisner-nominated artist and writer Rod Espinosa.

GRASS KINGS #1
JAN171396

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Matt Kindt
(CA) Matt Kindt
(A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom, a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost, of the desperate poor seeking a promised land. Eldest brother Robert leads a grief-stricken life, having lost his daughter to a tragic accident, followed by his wife disappearing one morning never to return.  When an enigmatic young woman named Maria flees to their community in search of safe haven, Robert takes her in. Will his decision lead to ruin and retribution dooming the Kingdom? Perfect for fans of True Detective Season One or Scalped.

CHARMED #1
JAN171599

(W) Erica Schultz
(A) Maria Sanapo
(CA) Joe Corroney

Balancing work, witchcraft, and a life is never easy, and the Charmed Ones are stretched too thin. Meanwhile, a demon in the Underworld rallies the troops with a plan to take out the Charmed Ones forever.

BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #8
JAN170244

DC COMICS
(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson
(A) Roge Antonia
(CA) Yanick Paquette

"Blackbird" part one! There's something strange afoot in Gotham City - someone's making promises to the world's deadliest killers, offering them things well beyond the powers of a mortal human to provide! Unfortunately, Nightwing's been caught in the crossfire and is badly hurt... good thing he's not the exact person whose presence is most likely to make things weird between Batgirl and Huntress, right?

TRANSFORMERS ANNUAL 2017 #1
DEC160498

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber
(A/CA) Priscilla Tramontano

GHOST STORIES! Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron-only to be confronted by his rival for the Matrix, Pyra Magna! As Pyra's origin-before she was part of Victorion-is finally revealed, Optimus relives his own past-the first time he met Bumblebee!

CANNIBAL VOL 1
JAN170782

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steve Buccellato, Jennifer Young
(A/CA) Matias Bergara

A category five hurricane sweeps through the Southeast, uprooting ancient mosquitoes carrying a virus that causes the infected to crave human flesh. One year later, with no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims. For the Hansen family, the answer is simple: kill them. However, all of that changes when the virus infects people they love. CANNIBAL is about a small Everglades town that is just trying to hold onto their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. Told through the eyes of the Hansen family, it's an anti-apocalypse story about a community that is too damn stubborn to give in. Collects CANNIBAL #1-4.

MAN-THING #1
JAN170932

MARVEL COMICS
(W) R. L. Stine
(A) German Peralta, Daniel Johnson
(CA) Tyler Crook

MARVEL WELCOMES R.L. STINE! Beloved writer R.L. STINE (Goosebumps, Fear Street) brings his special brand of horror to MAN-THING! After working for years, MAN-THING has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm...But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home... PLUS! A bone-chilling new horror story, written by the master himself, R.L. STINE, and illustrated by the incomparable Daniel Warren Johnson!

REDLINE #1
JAN171893

ONI PRESS
(W) Neal Holman
(A/CA) Clayton McCormack, Kelly Fitzpatrick

MARS. The near future-ish. A bomb takes out a city block on Harrison Station. The media rush to blame the local terrestrials (re:aliens,) however Superintendent Denton Coyle has a feeling that it may not be so simple... or maybe that feeling is Coyle's hangover gut bomb. It's unclear... like a 50/50 shot, it's a mistake or explosive diarrhea. Maybe it's both? In other words, it's yet another Tuesday on Mars.

ASSASSIN'S CREED REFLECTIONS #1 (OF 4)
JAN172011

TITAN COMICS
(W) Ed Edginton
(A) Valeria Favoccia
(CA) Sunsetagain

To mark 10 glorious years of Assassin's Creed, Titan Comics are bringing together the franchise's best-loved characters for a celebratory series like no other! Get ready for four brand new adventures starring fan-favorite assassins like Edward Kenway and Altaïr, along with the series' celebrated Renaissance roof-crawler, Ezio Auditore da Firenze!


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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