Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday Morning Superhero: Free Comic Book Day Edition

This Saturday marks the annual return of Free Comic Book Day! One of the best days of the year and a great excuse to visit your local comic book shop. Click here to find a participating location near you and you might even want to put on a costume! A lot of shops run other promotions and it really is a lot of fun. It is an annual tradition for me to recommend my top 5 books for Free Comic Book Day and they are presented in no particular order.

Shadow Roads #1 - The duo that brought us The Sixth Gun (Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt) are back together in an all new series from Oni Press. It is set at the Crossroads and is dubbed the spiritual success to The Sixth Gun.  It is actually set in the freaking Sixth Gun universe and takes place after the events from the end of that series. This is a must read!

Starburns Presents #1 - From the company that brought us Rick and Morty and other delights comes its first venture into the world of comics. This issue features a contribution from Patton Oswalt and part of a new series called Gregory Graves. Curious how the approach of inviting stand up comics to write fantasy comics will work out, but I am very intrigued and look forward to checking this out.

Star Wars Adventures - This series has rapidly become one of my favorite Star Wars titles on the market. Not only is it a great all-ages book, but it is perfect for all Star Wars fans. This is an all-new story set before A New Hope featuring a pair of bounty hunters and apparently a man and his wookiee friend.

Avengers Captain America - It might be cliche to go with a Captain America comic, but I am a big Cap fan and after thoroughly enjoying Infinity Wars it makes sense to read some Avengers comics. This book is a collection of stories that are a prelude to this summer's big event written by the great Jason Aaron. If anyone is looking to start reading some Marvel comics after the movie this is a great jumping on point.

DC Super Hero Girls - This is a series that I have enjoyed sharing with my daughter. My son might pretend he doesn't like it that much, but he has enjoyed both the comic and the television show. The free comic book day copy in this series includes a chapter from one of the graphic novels set in the Super Hero Girl universe (DC Super Heroes: A Date with Disaster).

You can check out all of the books that will be available here and remember to buy something when you visit your LCS. These books are free to us, but the participating stores purchase them on our behalf.

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