This Saturday, May 5, is the annual Free Comic Book Day! As always, all of our stores are participating, so stop by and get some free comics! It's also a great time to bring your friends or children in too! We have been receiving our free comic books over the last few weeks, and there are a LOT this year. Avengers, DC New 52, Simpsons, Mega Man, a HARDCOVER from Archaia, Serenity, Star Wars, Yo Gabba Gabba, Adventure Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spider-Man, and more! You can see the full list of free comics at freecomicbookday.com
We are also having signings at two of our stores in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day. Jeremy Whitley and Jorge Aguirre, who both write great all ages comics (Princeless and Giants Beware!) will be at our Vienna store from 11-1 and our College Park store from 3-5. They will be signing copies of their comics, and happy to talk to young fans and readers too! More information is below.
We might also have a few special guests (like the Ghostbusters!)
UPCOMING May 5 - Free Comic Book Day & Jeremy Whitley & Jorge Aguirre Signing
Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday! Bring your friends, we have a lot of great comics to give away this year! To see the complete list, go to freecomicbookday.com!
In addition, we are proud to present 2 great comic book writers, who have just published some great all-ages fantasy adventure comics! Jeremy Whitley writes Princeless, and Jorge Aguirre writes Giants Beware! They will be appearing at our Vienna and College Park stores.
Right after finishing his amazing autobiographic history of Japanese comics A Drifting Life, Tatsumi started a series of shorts based on humorous traditional moral stories, and this book has 8, from a poor man pretending to be rich, a man haunted by the ghosts of his wife AND his mistress, a dad trying to deal with his bratty kid, to a man who makes a deal with death! Strange twists, great stories, funny moments! Amazing!
Fury: My War Gone By #1
by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov
In 1954, Nick Fury is stationed in Saigon as CIA station chief as the French try to hold on against the nationalist revolution of the Vietnamese. An idealistic young spy, a mysterious woman, and a tough French officer lead him out to an ill-positioned outpost deep in the jungle. Stark and fantastic, you can feel the danger building.
The Spider #1
by David Liss and Colton Worley
Richard Wentworth returns as the classic pulp vigilante, The Spider! He stalks and eliminates the scum of his city, but soon is confronted with what may be his worst foe yet, in a scene of shocking violence!
Dogs of War SC
by Johnny Zito, Tony Trov, Christian Weiser and Paul Maybury
A science team trying to terraform Mars is confronted by rebellion in the ranks as their leader seems to lose control, equipment malfunctions, and the possibility that they are not alone on Mars after all! An action-thriller in the mode of John Carpenter's The Thing.
Teen Boat HC
by Dave Roman and John Green
The angst of being a teen! The thrill of being a boat! Who needs werewolves when you have a wereboat? Teen Boat has all the usual problems at school, but luckily he can also change into a boat! But what happens when the cool kids want him to take them out to international waters for a gambling weekend? Or pirates come after him? Drama and romance and hilarity!
Mind the Gap #1
by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback
A young woman is mysteriously assaulted and put in a coma. Which of the characters we meet in this first issue did it? And now that see can leave her comatose body as a spirit, she is confronted by the strange supernatural world, even as she tries to wake up again. Strange, compelling, and detailed!
Dial H #1
by China Miéville and Mateus Santolouco
Sci-fi novelistMiéville comes to comics with one of his favorite classics, a phone that will turn anyone who uses it into a hero - but a random one each time! Strange, surreal, and rather funny, this is a great start, especially Captain Lachrymose!
Animal Man 1: The Hunt SC
by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman
Buddy Baker is trying to quit being a hero, but now his young daughter Maxine is manifesting her own powers, and they are forced to take a journey into the opposition to his animal-based powers, the zone called The Red. Jeff Lemire created one of the smash hits of the New 52, now get the first 6 issues! Great art by Foreman too.
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PODCAST REVIEWS: Dial H #1 by China Miéville and Mateus Santolouco Dogs of Mars SC by Johnny Zito, Tony Trov, Christian Weiser and Paul Maybury Earth 2 #1 by James Robinson and Nicola Scott Epic Kill #1 by Raffaele Ienco Fallen Words SC by Yoshihiro Tatsumi Fury: My War Gone By #1 by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov G.I. Combat #1 by J.T. Krul, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ariel Olivetti, and Dan Panosian Mind the Gap #1 by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback Shooters HC by Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa and Steve Lieber The Spider #1 by David Liss and Colton Worley Teen Boat HC by Dave Roman and John Green Worlds' Finest #1 by Paul Levitz, George Pérez, and Kevin Maguire X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord
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