#NCBD 5/03/17: 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 5/03/16, there's definitely something for everyone: go retro with Swordquest, Catalyst Prime kicks off with Catalyst Prime Nobel, choose your side in Secret Empire, and more!

What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


UNDERDOG #1 CLASSIC HOMAGE GALVAN CVR
FEB171115

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
(W) Batton Lash (A) Batton Lash, Adrian Ropp (CA) Bill Galvan
There's no need to fear, UNDERDOG is here! American Mythology is proud to bring back another nostalgic kids classic to a brand new audience. Underdog is an incredible animated series that chronicled the adventures of Shoeshine, who when danger was afoot would turn into a powerful superhero! With an incredible rogues' gallery of villains like Simon Bar Sinister, Cad Lackey, Riff Raff, Battyman, and Overcat on the loose, the world needs Underdog more than ever! Get in on the all-original first issue of Underdog by Batton Lash (Supernatural Law) and Bill Galvan (Pink Panther), in stores before Free Comic Book Day! Covers by interior artist Bill Galvan, Adrian Ropp, S.L. Gallant, and Retro Animation Incentive cover by vintage animation artist Patrick Owsley. And be sure to pick up the Underdog Free Comic Book Day edition with even more new stories and fun!  

SWORDQUEST #0 CVR A MONTES
MAR171590

D. E.
(W) Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (A) Ghostwriter X (CA) Goni Montes
Peter Case was a boy on a quest. The quest to win the prizes from Atari's SwordQuest challenge! He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld, only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be released. Now Peter is an adult...and things aren't going well. The bad news is he has to move back in with his mother. The good news is she still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward to, his obsession with SwordQuest is reignited, in a more...ummm, interesting way... Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Down Set Fight) and art by Scott Kowalchuk (Batman '66, Down Set Fight). This is the SwordQuest comic we've been waiting for since 1983!

PREDATOR HUNTERS #1
MAR170015

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chris Warner (A) Francisco Ruiz Velasco (CA) Doug Wheatley
Space aliens have been coming to Earth for centuries-but not with any message of brotherhood or peace. They're here to hunt the toughest, most dangerous humans they can find. Only now their former prey have teamed up against them. Predators, watch your backs!

o Written by Predator comic series veteran Chris Warner!
o Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco.
o Covers feature special metallic ink!

 

BANE CONQUEST #1 (OF 12)
MAR170354

DC COMICS
(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won't stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it's all about CONQUEST.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE TP VOL 01
JAN170477
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kevin Eastman & Various (A) Bill Sienkiewicz & Various (CA) Freddie Williams II
An all-new series that explores characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the IDW TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him. Little does everyone know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe! Plus a back-up story from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz! Collects issues #1-5.
 

ETERNAL EMPIRE #1
MAR170672

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, THE SWORD, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (ALEX + ADA, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, Ruined) return with ETERNAL EMPIRE, a fantasy epic!

The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over one hundred years and now her sights are set on the last country standing. Within the brutal Empire's workforce, a young woman receives strange visions that give her the courage to escape her fate...or run straight toward it.
 

CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #1
MAR171903

LION FORGE
(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Roger Robinson
Catalyst Prime has begun! One year after "The Event", missing astronaut David Powell has resurfaced! With dangerous new abilities and no memory of the man he once was. While desperately trying to regain his identity David quickly finds himself a man on the run from shadowy forces as well as his forgotten past. From writer Brandon Thomas (Horizon, Civil War II: Choosing Sides), artist Roger Robinson (Batman: Gotham Knights, Solo Avengers), and colorist Juan Fernandez. 

ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1
MAR170937

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Aaron Kuder
A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!

Double ships every month!

The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can't grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don't worry, we will - with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!

SECRET EMPIRE #1 (OF 9)
MAR170901

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spender (A) Steve McNiven (CA) Mark Brooks
It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect - TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE!

DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01
MAR172201

VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Akira Toriyama (A/CA) Toyotarou

Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker "Super Saiyan God," or something like that... The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do?

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

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