I’m not that big on holidays… Christmas is ok, Hanukah is fine, and if I had to pick, probably Halloween is at the top of me “sure, good” list. But one Holiday makes want to deck the halls, light 8 candles, and dress up. Free Comic Book Day. FCBD to us hardcore fans since 2002, when the event of the year started.
And this Saturday, May 5th, is !!
Tomorrow, kids and adults all around the world will wake up in their PJ’s and run to their nearest merry Comic book store for all the free comics we can carry. Not to mention the usual sales, activates, signings, cosplay, and events most stores offer!!!
While I can’t run down every autograph session, I can give you an extensive list of all 50 comics that will be FREE this Saturday. There’s two types 1) old comics re-issued (cough couch DC cough) and 2) New, usually short, comics that set up upcoming story lines for future, more costly issues. With that, let’s look at what we got… er, what we will be getting. All info gleaned from the glorious https://www.freecomicbookday.com/catalog
I’ve put the comics in order by what you NEED to get, but what to grab if available. A
GET THERE EARLY TO GRAB THESE….
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Marcos Martin
From the Eisner Award-winning team behind The Private Eye, Barrier is an unconventional drama about violence, language and illegal immigration with a shocking sci-fi twist. After debuting on PanelSyndicate.com, this critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print exclusively from Image Comics. And to help celebrate everything that makes serialized comics great, the massive, 53-page first issue will be available to mature readers for free on Free Comic Book Day, with the next four issues being released weekly throughout the rest of May! Printed in its original “landscape” format (side-stapled for convenient shelving!) and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art, and there are no plans for these print issues to ever be collected, so the only way to own your own copies of this groundbreaking story is by supporting your friendly neighborhood comic shop!
Reason: Did someone say Brian K. Vaughn?! HERE TAKE MY MONEY!!! IT’S FREE?!!? FREE BRIAN K. VAUGHN?! Wait… is this a trap?! No, it’s Free Comic Book Day (tears).