If you are ready to visit your local comic shop this Saturday for Free Comic Book Day, you know there will be free comics and an entire inventory of new comics, back issues, and other items available to celebrate this wonderful annual event. Perhaps you’re planning on staying in and checking out comics from the comfort of your home – well, there are plenty of PREVIEWS online for you to look through, and then you can venture over to BOOM! Studios to see what other comics you might want to check out.
The first Saturday of May is the must-attend event for comic book fans. Publishers premiere new titles and spotlight current ones, and local comic book shops organize fun programming and give out free comics! While there will be several wonderful titles at sitting on the shelves of the local shops, there are even more to be found online. Below are four independent publisher titles that are worth checking out for yourself and your children.
As you, your friends, and family get ready for the ultimate of days (Free Comic Book Day!), it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to take in the thousands of options that are available. Along with what you’ll find regularly in your local comic shop – new releases, back issues from previous years, graphic novels, and an assortment of toys and games – there are FCBD comic books that can be a gateway to following a series you haven’t previously explored.
With Free Comic Book Day around the corner, Titan Comics has two comic books available for attendees to check out. In a world of popular characters, Titan is bringing Doctor Who and Tank Girl to comic shops, and their timing is perfect.
Free Comic Book Day is upon us, and the comic book world has a seemingly endless supply of wonderful adventures and mysteries being told by so many people. Kymera Press has the distinction of being a publisher that creates its works from all female artists and writers, and they have a selection of comics that anyone can get into that span various genres.
When visiting your local comic book shop or perusing online, it’s sometimes difficult to get a handle on everything that’s available, especially on Free Comic Book Day. Alterna Comics is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of genres, whether you’re looking for print or digital format. Alterna successfully Kickstarted Amazing Age #0 to bring its fans a sense of satisfaction to the original five-issue series by creating something for select stores on FCBD.
Free Comic Book Day is a fantastic tradition in the world of geekdom. It is not only a great way to encourage new readers to visit their local comic book store, but there are also amazing sales on trade paperbacks, discounted collectibles, games, and toys that support local businesses. And, if you want to still enjoy the wonderful day after the shops close (or perhaps if you can’t make it to the shop that day), there are plenty of opportunities to find what you’re looking for online.
Back in the hay day of comics (also known as the ‘80s), there was somewhat of a British Invasion. DC Comics’ then president, Jeanette Kahn, was looking to inject new energy into the company and went abroad to recruit British talent. The likes of writers Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman definitely made an impact and shaped the way comics would lead in the future. The mature writing that said writers did inspired a little subgroup for mature readers, the legendary Vertigo Comics. There was also “discovered” British artists in the likes of Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, and Brian Bolland.
Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!
“Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level. Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or lesser-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.