Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday Morning Superhero: Free Comic Book Day Edition

Welcome to a special Free Comic Book Day edition of Thursday Morning Superhero.  For those of you who don't know, Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday and participating comic book stores will be handing out comics for free!  Since 2002, Free Comic Book Day has encouraged reading via comic books by providing free comic books to the masses.  Many comic book stores make an event of it with costume contests, giveaways, and more.  To find a participating store near you click here.  This Free Comic Book Day is bittersweet to me.  While I am excited to be moving back to Austin soon, it will be my last FCBD at Comic Quest.  Comic Quest is an amazing store that I will truly miss.  In honor of Free Comic Book Day I present my top 5 books for 2015!

#1 - Kodansha Comics Sampler - You had me at Attack on Titan.  This anime had me hooked from the first episode and I have since completed season and am looking forward to catching a glimpse at the manga that inspired this amazing series.  I thought it lived up to the hype and is an amazing drama that I would compare to Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. 

 #2 - Teen Titans Go! Scooby Doo Team Up - What is better than enjoying comics?  Sharing the joy of comics with your kids!  I love watching both of these shows with my kids and can't wait to pick this up and share the joy of reading comic books with them.  It looks like there are some special guest stars in the Scooby Doo story that should be fun, but I would have preferred the Harlem Globetrotters.

#3 - Valiant 25th Anniversary Special - This past year I have really grown to be a fan of the work that is taking place at Valiant Entertainment.  They boast some of the best talent in the industry, just inked a movie deal with Sony, and have big things planned for 2015 that begin with this issue.  Great time to hop on board a fast moving train!

#4 - Avatar: The Last Airbender - In addition to the Avatar story, this Dark Horse title includes a Plants vs. Zombies tale and a Bandette story.  I think I will enjoy this one more than my kids, as both Avatar and Bandette are two of my favorites.  Any book that I actually enjoy reading to Henry and Zelda is a huge bonus from my perspective. 

#5 - Secret Wars #0 - Marvel has a history of launching its blockbuster events with a FCBD #0 issue and this year is no different.  While I tend to be skeptical of big comic book events, I do enjoy a free issue to see what it is all about.  There is good buzz around Secret Wars and I look forward to checking it out.

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