#NCBD 1/31/18: FCBD's 10 Comics for New Comic Book Day!
Jan 31, 2018
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 1/31/18, there's definitely something for everyone: Clayface's first clash with Batman unfolds in Detective Comics Annual #1, Earth's mightiest heroes are caught in a game of cosmic proportions in Avengers #678, novelists create stellar adventures with new characters in Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny — Rose & Paige, and more!
What will you be picking up at the comic shop? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
"Clay"! Here it is: the shocking, heartbreaking origin of Clayface, including his first conflict with Batman! Actor Basil Karlo was on the cusp of fame and fortune...the kind he had dreamed of through his painful childhood...until an accident robbed him of the good looks that took him to the top. But scars don't make you a monster-only the darkness in your heart can do that-and in the wake of the accident, Karlo's darkness is revealed!
STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY — ROSE & PAIGE
(W) Delilah Dawson (A/CA) Nicoletta Baldari
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!
(W) MARK WAID & VARIOUS (A) PEPE LARRAZ (CA) MARK BROOKS
“NO SURRENDER” Part 4. The Avengers are caught in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don't know the rules - and one of them is about to pay the ultimate price! The First Avenger Falls!
STAR WARS: DJ — MOST WANTED #1
(W) Ben Blacker, Ben Acker (A) Kev Walker (CA) Jeff Dekal
Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ's life just before his appearance in the film!
ASPEN LEGACY 15TH ANNIVERSARY
Aspen Comics is celebrating fifteen years of publishing and you can join in on the fun with this jam-packed anniversary edition! Kicking off a yearlong series of anniversary titles, new and returning releases, trade paperbacks and more for 2018, this yearbook style look back will include a unique compilation of Aspen's past, present and future! With exclusive creator interviews and artwork, an in-depth special feature on Aspen's industry accomplishments and history, and a ton of never-before-seen and heard stories from Aspen talent, our beloved fans and many more, this is THE Aspen Comics book to own in 2018 and the perfectly priced commemorative issue for brand new readers and loyal Aspen fans alike!
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Various (A) Thomas Pitilli (CA) Photo
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
RICK & MORTY #34
(W) Kyle Starks, Magdalene Visaggio (A) Kyle Starks & Various (CA) CJ Cannon, Katy Farina
The Life and Times of Krombopulos Michael! Learn the secret history of the Gromflomite who "just loves killing" in this special issue written and drawn by Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Kill Them All). Plus, another backup comic by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Marc Ellerby!
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #13
(W) Nick Abadzis (A) Giorgia Sposito (CA) Iolanda Zanfardino
The penultimate episode of the stunning Year Three sees the Doctor forced to justify his meddling in time - with Gabby and Cindy's lives on the line!
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 11 GN
(W/A/CA) Kouhei Horikoshi
Bakugo's abduction by the League of Villains was a carefully calculated move designed to draw out the heroes-All Might in particular-and destroy them. Midoriya and his friends set out on a rescue mission that eventually pulls in not only All Might but also several other heroes! The casualties mount, until at last the mastermind of the plot appears: All for One, the only villain powerful enough to take on All Might head-to-head and possibly win!