Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Free Comic Book Day

Happy Free Comic Book Day from us at Nerds of a Feather.  It is hard to believe that the first Saturday in May is upon us and nerds across the country are lining up to get piles of free comics.  If you are looking for a store near you that is participating than you can use this handy dandy locator by clicking here.  Most stores have a limit to how many books you can pick up so be sure to bring the whole family and make plans to attend multiple events.  A lot of time stores run other promotions so be sure to get their early and plan on having loads of fun.  I thought it would be fun to highlight five books that I hope to pick up at my LCS.

Archaia Hardcover Anthology from Boom! Studios - You read that correctly. Archaia is once again breaking out a hardcover anthology for Free Comic Book Day.  This anthology will contain stories from the Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, Rust, and others.  I still read mine from a few years back with my kids and can't wait to pick this up.

Teen Titans Go #1 Special Edition from DC - If you think there is a theme with the books that excite me you are correct.  One of the things that is great about being a nerdy parent is reading comics with your kids.  Teen Titans Go has been a series that I enjoy as much as my kids.  This is a must get in our family and we will venture to multiple stores to make it happen.

Valiant Universe Handbook from Valiant Entertainment - Valiant has had quite a year.  It is quickly becoming my favorite of the smaller publishers and the good folk there have recruited some amazing talent.  This handy book will give you the run down of the 2014 Valiant Universe so you know which titles you should check out.

Hip Hop Family Tree Two-in-one from Fantagraphics - Ed Piskor has published five volumes in this series and they never disappoint.  On Free Comic Book Day you can scoop this two-in-one and read two self-contained stories from the first two volumes in the series.  Good stuff.

Rocket Raccoon from Marvel - Rocket Raccoon is an intriguing character that I will admit I know little about.  I have been reading some Guardians of the Galaxy in preperation of the film, but would like to know more.  This is a self-contained, new story that pits the fiesty hero in a battle against the cosmos.

POSTED BY MIKE N. -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.