Free Comic Book Day 2014 Books!

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. It is a day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores!

(W) Various, George Gladir (A) Various, Fernando Ruiz (CA) Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
The world’s most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs, we challenge you to find a FCBD offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and his friends, this digest is filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business!
Item Code: JAN140001In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Matt Groening
It’s the foremost FCBD four-color giveaway of the year! Bart and Milhouse seek superheroic origin stories by attempting to acquire “accidental” superpowers… and learn that with trying to obtain great power comes great irresponsibility! Plus: Bart and Prof. Frink become trapped in between dimensions when a science demonstration goes awry, and C. Montgomery Burns takes us on a guided tour through the bowels of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant!
Item Code: JAN140002In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: DC
(W) Brian Azzarello & Various (A) Ethan Van (CA) Ryan Sook
Jump on board DC Comics’ epic weekly series beginning with this all-new FCBD issue that features tomorrow’s Dark Knight, Batman Beyond (making his first appearance in The New 52), battling an army of cyborgs to avert an Apocalypse in the future which could destroy the DC Universe of the present! But that’s not all; there are still more surprises to come. Stay tuned for more details!
Item Code: JAN140005In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A) Faith Erin Hicks & Various (CA) Faith Erin Hicks
In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka follows Suki as she gives a lesson in manners and encourages a young girl’s strength. Itty Bitty Hellboy has fun toying with nemesis Rasputin, and the Juice Squeezers crew leap into action to defend one of their own against a persistent bully. Hilarity ensues!
Item Code: JAN140004In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Slott (A) Nick Bradshaw (CA) Sara Pichelli
In an all-new story by award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and acclaimed artist Nick Bradshaw, the Guardians of the Galaxy welcome Venom and Captain Marvel to the team for the launch of a not-to-be-missed death-defying epic! PLUS: Writer Dan Slott lays the foundation for 2014’s top secret Spider-Man event that will rock the Wall Crawler’s world forever!
Item Code: JAN140009In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A) Various
Hello Kitty and her friends star in all-new comic book adventures, and this time they’re letting their imaginations run wild! Plus: Don’t miss the sneak peek of Perfect Square’s upcoming tribute book celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary.
Bonus feature! Perfect Square introduces exciting Bravest Warriors adventures featuring the irrepressible Catbug! 
Item Code: JAN140012In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A) Mike Kunkel & Various (CA) Various
KaBOOM! Summer Blast is the perfect way to share timeless properties like Peanuts, Garfield, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Herobear & The Kid with new readers young and old! KaBOOM! Summer Blast also features the debut of a brand new all-ages series!

Item Code: JAN140003In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: PAPERCUTZ
In 1993, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers burst on the scene in an explosion of colorful combat, bizarre monsters, incredible robot battles, and Megazord-sized fun, spawning a global phenomenon and an ever-expanding storytelling universe. These comics present the stories fans have been waiting over 20 years for: all-new stories featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! This is a never-before-seen Power Rangers story starring the six Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and is not a reprint of any existing material.
Item Code: JAN140010In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Marc Silvestri (A) Sumeyye Kesgin (CA) Marc Silvestri
Item Code: JAN140008In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Graham Annable & Various (A) Jacob Chabot & Various (CA) Jacob Chabot
United Plankton’s all-new SpongeBob comic book for FCBD 2014 starts with “Relocate!”, in which we finally learn the answer to the age-old question: “What if Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick’s houses all became giant robot creatures and stomped around Bikini Bottom?” Also: the debut of the saltwater super-sensation, Mermaid Girl, and SpongeBob schools Patrick in the ways of comic-book making in “SpongeBob ComicSnob!” Plus: comics from James Kochalka, Sam Henderson, Nate Neal, and Andy Rementer!
Item Code: JAN140011In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Tom Scioli, John Barber (A/CA) Tom Scioli
Item Code: JAN140007In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Don Rosa
In “A Matter of Some Gravity” by fan-favorite Don Rosa, saucy sorceress Magica De Spell turns Scrooge’s life sideways – literally! – when she distorts the forces of gravity! Then, in “The Sign of the Triple Distelfink”, Lucky Gladstone Gander faces a 24-hour luck jinx – and battles to hide it from a gloating Cousin Donald! Only ever published in the USA in under-printed mid-1990’s editions, these Rosa classics are back like you’ve never seen them before!
Item Code: JAN140006In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) John Wagner & Various (A) Ronald Smith & Various
The Galaxy’s Greatest SF anthology returns to FCBD with this stellar line-up of stories! Dredd races to save a fellow Judge in “The Badge” from Matt Smith & Chris Burnham; Sláine stars in “Lord of the Beasts” by Pat Mills & Rafael Garres; Rogue Trooper recounts his bloody past in “Glass Zone” by Gerry Finley-Day & Dave Gibbons; and Psi-Judge Anderson faces a magical monstrosity in “Golem” by Alan Grant & Enric Romero! Plus: D.I. Harry Absalom (by Gordon Rennie & Tiernen Trevallion), Durham Red (by Leah Moore, John Reppion & Jan Duursema), Future Shock (by Henry Flint), and classic Dredd newspaper strips by John Wagner & Ron Smith!
Item Code: JAN140046In Shops: 4/2/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Kean Soo
Capstone celebrates Jellaby, the award-winning series by Kean Soo! In this Free Comic Book Day 2014 special, ten-year-old Portia Bennett and her beloved purple monster, Jellaby, head to the great outdoors in two comic shorts, including the exclusive, never-before-in-print adventure “The Knot.” Also featuring a monster load of bonus materials: creator Q & A, pinup art, super-secret previews, and much, much more!
Item Code: JAN140025In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Adam Archer (CA) Ron Lim, Richard Isanove
Spotlighting Marvel’s BIGGEST star! No, we’re not talking about Iron Man! Not Captain America! Not Thor! It’s Rocket Raccoon! The madcap mammal takes on the cosmos in an all-new FREE COMIC BOOK DAY adventure!
Item Code: JAN140041In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Yu Sasuga (A) Lee Ferguson, Kenichi Tachibana
Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise! When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is one of many recruits shoved into battle armor Jackets and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn to fight and die again and again. He receives a message from a mysterious ally–is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death? The official graphic novel adaptation based on the original novel! 

Also, in Terra Formars, the colonization of Mars is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined…
Item Code: JAN140056In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Doug Braithwaite & Various (CA) J. G. Jones
The “Armor Hunters”, a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more are revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!
Item Code: JAN140054In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) Brian Clevinger, Jay P. Fosgitt (A) Jay P. Fosgitt, Scott Wegener (CA) Scott Wegener
Unanimously heralded by fans, creators, retailers and critics as the perfect first comic to give to a non-comic-reader. ATOMIC ROBO has defeated the greatest foes of the last century, but his latest discovery has reduced him to a mere play thing for the Yonkers Devil. Plus, an all-new adventure from mischievously-lovable BODIE TROLL and previews of 2014 Red 5 favorites and new faces.
Item Code: JAN140047In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Bleeding Cool Magazine celebrates Free Comic Book Day and the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film with an All-New issue dedicated to introducing new fans to comic books!  We packed this special issue full of features that will turn FCBD visitors into comic shop regulars.  This year’s issue is the perfect tool for local comic shops to introduce new fans to the hobby.  With features on collecting, shopping, preserving, and developing their collections, it is a must have for every Free Comic Book Day event.  The features include new top Graphic Novel lists, Tips and Tricks for growing your collection, and a guide to your friendly neighborhood comic shop!  This perfect entry point into Bleeding Cool Magazine is ideal for giving readers tons of extra FCBD content and to introduce our hot comics, speculation, and unique brand of entertainment to a host of new customers.  It’s not just cool…it’s Bleeding Cool!
Item Code: JAN140022In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Howard Chaykin, Russell Keaton (A) Howard Chaykin & Various
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the first, best and original sci-fi hero, is supporting Free Comic Book day with a special re-print of one complete Sunday story, “Prophet of the Fire Demon,” by fabled artist Russell Keaton! This story has been painstakingly digitally-reconstructed to perfection, and looks better than the original newspaper Sundays! Hermes Press’ Buck Rogers FCBD issue will also offer bonus material and tons of surprises!
Item Code: JAN140038In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: CBLDF
(W) Meryl Jaffe (A) Matthew Holm (CA) Raina Telgemeier
CBLDF’s publication, “Raising a Reader!,” answers parents’ and educators’ questions about using comics: What skills do they offer kids? What resources are available for using graphic novels in education? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How can graphic novels create reading dialogues? And much more! (16pp. Text with Illustrations)
Item Code: JAN140027In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: ONI PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
A full-color Courtney Crumrin adventure for all ages! Holly is new to the creature-filled and magic-made town of Hillsborough and her classmates all agree on one thing – Courtney Crumrin is bad news! Will Holly heed their warnings or will Courtney finally find a friend?
Item Code: JAN140043SRP: PI

Publisher: CBLDF
(W) Mark Evanier & Various (A) Sergio Aragones & Various (CA) Cully Hamner
For over 25 years, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought to protect your right to read, and this year we bring our mission to Free Comic Book Day, with a light-hearted look at a serious topic. Explore censorship of comics with some of today’s most talented creators!
Item Code: JAN140026In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(A/CA) Michael Broussard
When a biological weapon is hijacked from a secret facility in Nevada, the president calls in two of his top guns: Captain Midnight and Brain Boy! Will the two disparate heroes, a time-displaced inventor from World War II and a snotty psychic Secret Service agent, be able to work together to stop the threat released from Block 13? And what does the mysterious rogue agency Project Black Sky have to do with it?!
Item Code: JAN140030In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Davor Radoja (A/CA) Well-Bee
A society divided into two classes: the Haves and the Have Nots. Controlled by a government that has banned and destroyed any form of media that it feels will corrupt the human mind. Yet there are those who hold secrets, who hold meetings, and who are prepared to fight for a better future… Get the special sneak-peak of the breathtaking and thrilling SF graphic novel, Entropy, in Previews this May! Also including, two short complete comics: Crosses and Vegetable.
Item Code: JAN140034In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Tyler James (A) Matt Zolman, Fico Ossio (CA) Fico Ossio
After a freak experiment gives teenager Eric Ardor incredible powers, he does what you would do…he puts on a costume and becomes EPIC! Super strength, speed, flight, optic blasts…it’s a fanboy’s dream come true. Unfortunately, he’s just discovered he has one weakness…pretty girls! While most boys his age lose their cool around the hotties, EPIC loses his powers! Living in Miami, home to the zaniest super-villains AND the most bikinis per capita in America, it’s gonna be a problem…

Not a dinky preview or a unfulfilling teaser, this is a super-sized, action packed, 32-page pilot issue of your new favorite super hero book…for FREE! Get it on May 3, and then grab the first issue of the new EPIC ongoing series the following Wednesday at your local comic shop!  
Item Code: JAN140028In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Paul Allor, David Rodriguez (A) Thomas Boatwright, Sarah Ellerton (CA) Sarah Ellerton, Thomas Boatwright
Return to the fantastic world of Finding Gossamyr as Th3rd World’s critically acclaimed series continues in a brand new Free Comic Book Day adventure that leads into the upcoming Volume 2! Eloric helped Jenna and her brother Denny save an entire city from the evil of the Skaythe and has been celebrated as one of the heroes of Gossamyr. But there are events in his past that will return to haunt him and challenge this young farmer’s ambition to become a true Bladeslinger of Gossamyr!
Also featured in this issue, a preview of a brand new Th3rd World Studios series, “Past the Last Mountain”, where humanity has won an epic war against creatures of fantasy and locked them all away in penal colonies. But a young troll, dragon and faun challenge the authority of their human captors and escape in search of the fabled sanctuary known only as “Dragon Lake”.
Item Code: JAN140049In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Jeff McComsey, Steve Becker (CA) Steve Becker
It’s 2003 and the hunt is on for Saddam Hussein. The men of Operation Urgent Surprise think they’ve found the Butcher of Baghdad but instead uncover weapons of mass destruction in the form of ZOMBIES! Shock and awe turns to bite and claw on the bloody sands of Iraq in this full-length FUBAR Spec-Ops spectacular.
Item Code: JAN140015In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) Benny Powell & Various (A) Nigel Raynor & Various (CA) Various
In GIANT-SIZE ACTION: A spin-off to “Wayward Sons” the legendary webcomic series follows the adult children of beings who were once worshipped as Gods. At the turn of the century, Nikola Tesla and his trusty side-kick, Mark Twain, join forces to battle the Illuminati, led by the nefarious Thomas Edison in “Tesla”. 

IN GIANT-SIZE FANTASY: The world’s greatest superhero is actually the world’s greatest assassin in “Duel Identity”. “Pandora’s Blog” follows a young girl who moves to a new town, and blogs about the strange things she sees, receiving some unwanted attention as a result. 

In GIANT-SIZE ADVENTURE: A young boy discovers a magical world filled with strange mystical creatures who come into our world through a mound in his grandparents’ backyard in the story “Magika”. In “The First Daughter”, the President’s daughter learns her destiny when she is pulled into a secret, supernatural enclave beneath the White House. 

In GIANT-SIZE THRILLS: “Darchon” introduces a dark world of supernatural threats that can only be handled by one man – but is he what he claims to be? When children are brought to another realm and acquire supernatural powers to become members in an army of darkness, they are the “Shadow Children”.
Item Code: JAN140048In Shops: 4/16/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: GRAPHIX
Graphix (publishers of Bone, Smile, and the Amulet series) makes its FCBD debut with this stand-alone excerpt from The Dumbest Idea Ever! Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!) shares his real life adventures of becoming a teenage comic book artist! Called “an inspirational book that could help launch the next great cartoonist” by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) this is the perfect book for anyone who loves comics . . . and any kid who dreams of someday making comics of their own.
Item Code: JAN140037In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Joe Brusha (A/CA) Anthony Spay
Extinct for millennia the most powerful and terrifying creatures to ever exist in the Grimm Universe have now returned. They are the Bloodhunters, and their sole purpose is to hunt down and exterminate Highborns and they have their sights set on their first prey since returning…Professor Sela Mathers. This special Free Comic Book Day edition of Grimm Fairy Tales ties directly into GFT #100 and the upcoming Age of Darkness Grimm Universe event.
Item Code: JAN140057In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Frank Beddor, Liz Cavalier (A) Ben Templesmith (CA) Vincent Proce
Put to rest any delusions or disinformation you have of the tea-guzzling madman of faux literary history and prepare to expand your consciousness as the saga of Hatter Madigan and his relentless search for the lost Princess of Wonderland unfolds in Issue 1 of the Hatter M series!
Item Code: JAN140020In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor
Hip Hop Family Tree Two-In-One by Ed Piskor is the perfect introduction and bridge to Piskor’s fun and crtitically acclaimed 5 volume book series! This full-color comic book offers two self-contained stories form Hip Hop Family Tree Volumes 1 & 2 as well as new guest pin-ups and content just for FCBD! Lovingly produced and designed in homage to Marvel Comic’s beloved Marvel Two-In-One-Make mine Hip Hop!
Item Code: JAN140035In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Sean O’Reilly, Chris “Doc” Wyatt (A/CA) TBD
THE PHILOSOPHERS are an ancient secret order of magic-users who protect Earth. One of their number, ISHMAEL STONE, known as PHILOSOPHER REX, has assembled an elite team, called THE INTRINSIC to deal with the most serious threats from the outer realms. The team includes: KADE – the immortal warrior, KORE – the massive Demon-spawn, KINETIC – master of mental powers, JAS – a young spiritual warrior monk, and CANDICE CROW – the living embodiment of heat. But how will the Intrinsic react when they are called not to protect the Earth, but to protect themselves from it?
Item Code: JAN140017In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) J.R. Rothenberg (A/CA) Jason Badower, Annette Kwok
A peaceful alien race secretly inhabiting Earth suddenly begins to flee when a satellite intended to eliminate nuclear war is launched. Meanwhile, a boy in Colorado, a lovestruck rebel without a cause, believes he’s going insane; his mind replaying a single message: “remember who you are… or this world ends.”  
Item Code: JAN140021In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Victor Hugo (A/CA) Sunmei Lee
18th Century France-REVOLUTION! The Monarchy has been overthrown, society has collapsed, the people are destitute… and desperate! In 2014 UDON Entertainment will bring Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables to comics in a bold new graphic novel adaptation! But this Free Comic Book Day, learn the story of Fantine, the beautiful, fragile, doomed heroine of Les Miz in this special stand-alone chapter. She will fall into poverty… and worse… and she will find salvation in the deeds of a stranger named Jean Valjean! This issue will be printed at UDON’s standard manga size of 5.25″ x 8.25″, and feature 48 pages of gripping story and brilliant artwork.
Item Code: JAN140053In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Gianfranco Manfredi (A/CA) Pasquale Frisenda
With a shard of metal in his brain allowing him limited access to his past memories, and only being left with an astonishing ability to foresee the future through visions and premonitions, Ned Ellis is no ordinary man. Once a U.S soldier, he is now a Sioux Shaman who goes by the name of Magic Wind. This FCBD edition will give you an exciting extended preview of the thrilling upcoming graphic novel!
Item Code: JAN140033In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A) David Petersen & Various (CA) David Petersen
When Archaia released their first hardcover FCBD offering two years ago, it was a rousing success with fans and retailers alike. Now they’re doing it again! Readers will get original, all-ages content from a powerhouse lineup of Archaia creators. Plus, the debut of FARSCAPE comics under the Archaia imprint!
Item Code: JAN140024In Shops: 4/30/2014SRP: PI

(W) Robert M. Overstreet, J. C. Vaughn
A stunning visual representation of Batman’s 75th anniversary, a look (way) back at the origins of The Winter Soldier, a 20th anniversary chat with Billy Tucci about Shi, a look at the long and sometimes hidden history of Archie’s “Red Circle” line, a forgotten first appearance, and much more are featured in this FCBD 2014 issue of Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace!
Item Code: JAN140036In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

There’s no place like your favorite local comic shop, and every month PREVIEWS celebrates the cool comic books and merchandise available in stores! Now the team behind PREVIEWS and takes an enthusiastic look at the worlds of FCBD and your local comic shop in this FCBD 2014 special! First, you get a primer on PREVIEWS with our comics story on how to use the PREVIEWS catalog and buy through your local comic shop’s subscription service. Plus, a “FCBD & Collecting Comics” story from the folks behind the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide on what makes reading and collecting comics so cool! Finally, we’ll take you behind the scenes of 2014’s FCBD titles with interviews with some of this year’s creators, including FCBD 2014’s Commemorative T-Shirt artist, Skottie Young! And we top all of that off with invaluable info on online resources, 2014 convention dates, cool contests to enter and more – all for FREE! Features a cool, Skottie Young cover celebrating FCBD!
Item Code: JAN140045In Shops: 4/30/2014SRP: PI

(W) Jason Ciaramella (A/CA) Joe Mulvey
Spinning out of the pages of the super-powered con-man series, SCAM, Eisner-nominated writer Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) and “the most dangerous man in comics” Joe Mulvey bring you an explosive one-shot featuring SCAM’s ultimate villain: Crosswords!  After being exiled from “Sin City”, Crosswords makes a power grab in Europe, using extreme means to take what he wants. His focus, however, never strays far from his ultimate goal of revenge on his old crew back in Vegas.
Item Code: JAN140029In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Rob M. Worley (A) Jason T. Kruse (CA) Armand Villavert
He’s back for Free Comic Book Day! The world’s greatest superhero cat returns in this all-ages, all-cat, all-free funny-book featuring all-new stories! Scratch is an ordinary cat who can summon his nine lives to get himself and his pet posse out of a jam. This new edition is a direct lead-in to the summer’s monthly Scratch9 series: Cat of Nine Worlds! The fur starts flying here!
Item Code: JAN140039In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: 12 GAUGE COMICS LLC
(W) Shane Berryhill & Various (A) Daniel Hillyard, Toby Cypress (CA) Andrew Robinson
A story older than all of us, told now for the first time… After the same biker gang who murdered his father leaves ROB HOOD for dead, he returns to seek revenge on an epic, blood-soaked scale. Combining the biker gang epic with Spaghetti Western sensibilities, SHERWOOD, TX retells the legend of Robin Hood as a modern day, noir-action opus.  Hood is joined on his quest by Padre Elvin Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John, as they take on the crooked Sheriff of Nottingham, TX and his partners in crime, The Nobles biker gang and their leader John Prince.  Included in this 12-Gauge FCBD issue is a special BOONDOCK SAINTS co-feature, written by film-franchise creator/writer/director Troy Duffy and comic scribe J.B. Love, with art by Toby Cypress! Fans of the film series won’t want to miss this short story/deleted scene from the original cult-classic film, as the MacManus brothers bring their brand of justice to the criminals of Boston, MA.    
Item Code: JAN140051In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Shigeru Mizuki
Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa: A History of Japan FCBD 2014 will offer a rare preview of the 2,000 page masterpiece on the history of modern Japan. The D+Q series will be published in four separate volumes throughout 2014 and early 2015 and this special FCBD edition will offer an excerpt of the harrowing period covering World War 2 and beyond. Award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki writes affectingly about the impact on the Japanese populace of world-changing moments including the devastating Second Sino-Japanese War, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the first half of the Pacific War. Mizuki is one of the early pioneers of manga and is one of the most beloved creators in Japanese comics.
Item Code: JAN140032In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Jeremy Dale & Various (A) Jeremy Dale, Ray-Anthony Height (CA) Jeremy Dale
Behold the Berserkers! Quinn and crew find themselves facing uncomfortable truths as sins of the past come back to reveal themselves.  Fans old and new won’t want to miss the first look at what’s on the horizon for Quinn and Jack!   And in Midnight Tiger, sometimes all it takes to become a hero is an unfortunate incident and a single split second decision.  The origin of Midnight Tiger!
Item Code: JAN140013In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Gary Martin & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley, T.Rex
Its TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successful Sonic/Mega Man crossover event, “Worlds Collide”, comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters’ universes – exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Somic stars in “Blast to the Past” and the origin of his Freedom Fighters! Then, on the flipside of this issue, get ready for the “Mega Man X” crossover event with this primer story!
Item Code: JAN140019In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A/CA) Fred Perry
A not so long ago, in a galaxy relatively close by began an epic struggle on a world seized in the grip of an evil Victorian empire.  Only a ragged alliance of rebels oppose the emperor and his black guard, but hope is fading.  While fleeing from the steam-driven war machines of her imperial pursuers, Duchess Imoen stumbles across the home of the last Dragoon: the legendary storm foil warriors of ancient lore!  This new (but strangely familiar) steam-fantasy epic will give thrills that haven’t been felt since 1977!
Item Code: JAN140016In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Ken Siu-Chong (A) Joe Ng & Various
SHO-RYU-KEN! UDON’s Street Fighter comics are back, and bigger than ever! Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and all of the hadoken-hurling action you love graces the pages of this oversized new comic book! Developed specially for Free Comic Book Day, this issue includes brand-new stories for hardcore Street Fighter fans, and a stand-alone chapter from Street Fighter Origins: Akuma-the perfect introduction for newcomers to the Street Fighter universe!
Item Code: JAN140052In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: DC
(W) Sholly Fisch, Merrill Hagan (A) Ben Bates, Jorge Corona (CA) Dan Hipp
This FCBD issue is the perfect place to start reading the sensational series based on Warner Bros. Animation’s hit animated show featured on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation Saturday morning programming block! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hi-jinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu… so dig in, Titans! Includes two exciting, action-packed stories that readers of all ages will enjoy!
Item Code: JAN140031In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: PAPERCUTZ
The Smurfs return to Free Comic Book Day! This year’s offering features never-before-seen comic stories from Péyo starring everyone’s favorite blue bombshell: the Smurfette! It’s Smurftastically Free!
Item Code: JAN140044In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Jeff McClelland (A/CA) Duane Redhead
Item Code: JAN140042In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A) Eric Orchard, Rob Harrell (CA) Eric Orchard
Here at Top Shelf, we’re celebrating FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 with friends old and new — the latest lineup of the Top Shelf Kids Club! This FREE comic book contains an extensive preview of the upcoming MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard, as well as other stories by MONSTER ON THE HILL’s Rob Harrel, and the rest of the Top Shelf crew. Come on in and join the party!
Item Code: JAN140050In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

An ideal entry point into the world of Uber!  Kieron Gillen and Caanan White electrified the comics community with their runaway hit, UBER in 2013.  Now the creative team that revolutionized the super soldier genre is presenting a special Free Comic Book Day edition, Uber: The First Cycle!  This is a history book told with the events of the first two story arcs woven into real-World history and with tons of all-new writing from Gillen, special new art and sneak-peaks of upcoming pages.  This issue will bring readers new and old up to speed on the first two arcs of the Uber series, without ruining all the fun of reading the collected editions.  It also serves as a direct teaser into the summer 2014 Uber story that promises to be the biggest and most shocking yet!
Item Code: JAN140023In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W/A) Various (CA) Lewis LaRosa
The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond can be found right here in the first official Valiant Handbook release… ever! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Esad Ribic, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, and more!
Item Code: JAN140055In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

(W) Jonathan Maberry (A) Alan Robinson (CA) Kevin Eastman
New York Times bestselling horror author Jonathan Maberry presents the chronicle of the first Vampire War in V-Wars! This all-new tale leading into this summer’s ongoing V-Wars series offers the first salvo in the battle between humans and hundreds of new species of vampires!
Item Code: JAN140040In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: ASPEN MLT INC
(W) Vince Hernandez (A) Peter Steigerwald & Various
Aspen’s popular zero issues return, and only in this exclusive Free Comic Book Day issue featuring two all new stories by Aspen’s finest! Vince Hernandez, creator of Charismagic and Trish Out of Water, offers his latest creation, the upcoming fairy-tale adventure series Damsels in Excess, along with brilliant series artist Mirka Andolfo (Trish Out of Water) in this special zero issue prelude–just in time for its summer release! Then, superstar colorist and creator Peter Steigerwald (Fathom, Soulfire), takes a journey into the furthest reaches of the universe in his first all-new Aspen series, The ZooHunters! Coming this fall, this new action-adventure series will redefine what it means to voyage beyond your wildest imagination! Get an exclusive first look with these thrilling zero issues, only available in Worlds of Aspen 2014!
Item Code: JAN140018In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

Publisher: DANGER ZONE
(W) Dan Mendoza, Brockton McKinney (A) Dan Mendoza, Larkin Ford (CA) Dan Mendoza
Are you bold enough to take a ride with Janey, the Zombie Tramp?!? If you pick her up, she might just share the story of how she came to be the street walking dead!! Be brave so you can be ready for her all new series following this special issue! You also get a mind shattering sneak preview from the second volume of the coolest comic series you haven’t read yet… Ehmm Theory!
Item Code: JAN140014In Shops: 4/9/2014SRP: PI

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