If You Like That... Read This! - FCBD 2021 Edition Part One

With all the FCBD 2021 titles now revealed, we thought it would be a good time to suggest some titles to read in preparation for the event. So, we've gathered some great suggested reading to get in the FCBD spirit!

If there's a certain FCBD 2021 title that you're looking forward to reading, why not start now with a similar title available before the even at your local comic shop! See what we picked below!

If you like... We Live: The Last Days -

Before Tala and Hototo began their long journey, there was the beginning of the end of Earth as we know it. In the days after the bracelets fell to earth, a group of young friends embarked on a journey to find one of their own. In the Broken Lands, on the adventure of their lifetimes, these friends face the seedy world of Bracelet Diggers-the dark underground of criminals dealing life-saving bracelets, to those who can afford it most.

WE LIVE: THE LAST DAYS offers another look at the intriguing world of WE LIVE-a look no less whimsical...or heartbreaking.

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(W) Inaki Miranda, Roy Miranda (A/CA) Inaki Miranda
The year is 2084 and the world has changed. Wracked by calamities and crawling with mon-sters, the last remaining humans face a dangerous existence.
And now, the Earth has been sent a message from the deepest reaches of space - a dark count-down to the extinction of all humanity. But there is hope! Five thousand children will be rescued by these mysterious message-senders.
This is the journey of Hototo, one of the lucky five thousand - but only if his teenage sister, Tala, can safely deliver him to the nearest Beacon before time runs out.
WE LIVE is a world of violence and beauty, a unique tale of the apocalypse as told by Inaki Mi-randa (Catwoman, Batman Beyond) and Roy Miranda, that invites both dread and hope. This trade paperback contains the first story arc, issues #1-5.
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $16.99
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If you like... Archie: Past, Present & Future Fun! -

It's the crisis of infinite Archies! Celebrate 80 years of the Riverdale Gang with this tale featuring a dimension-hopping Archie Andrews in his quest to save the multiverse. Then, witness Archie go toe-to-toe with... himself?! May the best Archie win! Plus, get a preview of the newest Archie One-Shot in shops! This title includes several versions of Archie (from classic to TV to horror) and showcases his evolution as a character over eight decades, all while being a tie-in to the company's 80th Anniversary plans.

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(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Dan Parent
FIRST ISSUE IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF 80TH ANNIVERSARY ONE-SHOTS! Finally Archie declares his TRUE LOVE, and its a very expensive guitar! So Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV Execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything's Archie!
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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If You Like... Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures -

Join Yoda, Buckets o' Blood, and their Padawan learners as they go on an adventure to help maintain peace during the glory days of the Republic, in a prelude to IDW's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures series! Written by series architect Daniel José Older, this is the ideal entry into the world of the High Republic-and a can't-miss story for fans!

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(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
IDW joins The High Republic with all-ages adventures tying into the larger High Republic story!
Flaming destruction is coming to Trymant IV! A remnant of the Hyperspace Disaster appears in the sky, and Zeen and her best friend Krix have only minutes to get to the Elders of the Path and find safety! Meanwhile, Master Yoda, Master Baro, and a group of Padawans are racing towards the disaster for a daring rescue mission.
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
Flaming destruction has come to Trymant IV! Childhood best friends Zeen and Krix try to find safety, while Yoda's Padawans, Lula, Farzal, and Qort are trying to evacuate the citizens, but the Nihil ship won't let anyone onboard. And when a massive battle breaks out, Krix and Zeen get torn apart!

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
In the glory days of the Republic, the Jedi stand as guardians of galactic peace-until a powerful new adversary called the Nihil arrives. Zeen accompanies the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, a glowing symbol of the Jedi and Republic. where she learns what it means to be a Padawan. Meanwhile, Krix and the Nihil fight their way through a Republic blockade to safety, and Krix begins to wonder who this strange man who helped him really is.
Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Natacha Bustos
•  AVAR KRISS and her band of brave JEDI helpless in the clutches of a traitor in their midst.
STARLIGHT BEACON under attack from an insidious foe. Danger from an age-old enemy.
•  Who is really pulling the strings on the distant planet of SEDRI?
•  Plus: The secret history of the terrifying DRENGIR revealed.

Rated T
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

If You Like... Blade Runner Oneshot -

This special edition connects the Blade Runner Origins and Blade Runner 2029 storylines for the first time! Titan's Gold-level FCBD title reveals the link between Detective Cal's actions in Blade Runner Origins and Detective Ash's story in Blade Runner 2029 #1. Two acclaimed creative teams of Mike Johnson, K. Perkins, Mellow Brown, Andrés Guinaldo, and Fernando Dagnino come together for a spectacular FCBD issue!

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(W) K. Perkins, Mellow Brown, Mike Johnson (A) Fernando Dagnino (CA) Piotr Kowalski
Enter the world of Blade Runner: 2009 and discover the untold origins of the Blade Runners!
A Tyrell Corporation scientist is DEAD, the victim of an apparent suicide.
But when LAPD Detective Cal is called in to investigate, he uncovers secret documents revealing a new kind of replicant and a conspiracy that could change the world.
FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM including K. PERKINS (Supergirl), MELLOW BROWN (American Gods) plus Titan's bestselling Blade Runner 2019 co-writer MIKE JOHNSON.
Collects Blade Runner Origins #1-4
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $17.99
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(W) Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Giovanni Valetta
Blade Runner Ash hunts the streets of Los Angeles for renegade Replicants. She finds her loyalties and humanity challenged by two Replicants... one offering her salvation, the other deadly damnation.
Written by MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl) with script supervision by MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049)
Collects Blade Runner 2029 #1-4
In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $17.99
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This is just a sampling of what's out there to read in preparation for Free Comic Book Day 2021. So stay tuned for more articles like this one as we get closer to FCBD 2021!

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