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Comics for FCBD 2022 (Part 1)

Free Comic Book Day is just three weeks away! To get you prepared for visiting us in store on Saturday 7th May, we thought we’d take a look at some of the upcoming titles we’ll have available in store for this event. First up we’re looking at Clementine, Dog Man, Doctor Who, Incal, Pokemon, Sonic, Stranger Things, and more!


FCBD 2022 BARBARIC #1

Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! Messing with you. It’s just… Barbaric.

Reprint Material
Rating: Teen


FCBD 2022 BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER #0
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Tim Seeley (CA) Jamal Igle

A new dawn of Archie is upon us! Archie Andrews has forever been known as an everyman. He’s your average teenager, and that’s what makes him so well-liked. But it doesn’t take a super-scientist, super-hero, or super-spy to see that Archie is anything BUT average! Welcome to the weird, wonderful world of Archie, where anything and everything can happen to a red-headed, freckle-faced teen in a sleepy little town. This title serves as a special sneak peek at what’s to come from Archie Comics’ new series of anthology titles as well as some best-of moments from recently released titles. Get in on the ground floor of a new era of Archie with this special issue zero title.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 CARRIERS / BEORN /DRAGON WHISPERER
(W) Ben Ferrari, Jay Huwer, Alex Deluca, Ben Bender (A/CA) Elias Martins, Glen Fernandez, Ben Bender

Look up in the sky! Together the Carriers protect the world from hidden threats and prove they are more than just ordinary pigeons. Dragon Whisperer 2 features the origin of the dragon Obsidian, from hatchling to mighty beast and leader of amazing creatures! Finally Beorn features an adventure about a little Viking and his quest to become a legend!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 CLEMENTINE #1
(W) Tillie Walden, Irma Kniivila, Tri Vuong, Mairghread Scott (A) Irma Kniivila, Tri Vuong, Pablo Tunica (A/CA) Tillie Walden

The next big thing from Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD is here! Get the complete first chapter of Clementine Book One, by award-winning author Tillie Walden (On A Sunbeam, Spinning)!

Plus, an extended look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy (by Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong) and Sea Serpent’s Heir (by Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica), the next can’t miss OGNs from SKYBOUND COMET, our all-new imprint for Young Adult and Middle Grade readers! Features an all-new FCBD exclusive cover by Tillie Walden.

Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 DAV PILKEY SAMPLER FEATURING DOG MAN
(W) Dav Pilkey (A/CA) Dav Pilkey

Laugh out loud with this supa fun Dav Pilkey sampler! This Free Comic Book Day exclusive includes fan-favorite moments from the worldwide bestselling DogManCatKidComicClub, and CaptainUnderpants series.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 DOCTOR WHO #1
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata

Exclusive lead-in to an epic new Doctor Who story arc, launching May 2022!
An epic adventure with the traveling Time Lord, this issue serves as a lead-in to the explosive new story arc that reveals the very early years of the Doctor. Past, present, and future all collide in a Doctor Who tale that’s out of this universe!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 HOLLOW #1 SPECIAL
(W) Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White (A) Berenice Nelle (CA) Naomi Franquiz

It’s Sleepy Hollow meets queer romance from the co-creator of Lumberjanes!

Izzy Crane is new to Sleepy Hollow, and already sick of the town’s hokey obsession with Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. She has no time for superstition with a new school, a new home, and a new crush on Vicky Van Tassel, AKA the town’s teen royalty, descended from one of the families featured in the famous old story.

When it turns out that the Headless Horseman might be more than just a story though, it’s up to Izzy, Vicky, and class clown Oscar to uncover a sinister, centuries old plot… and they’ve only got ’til Halloween to put a stop to it! 

Preview Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 INCAL UNIVERSE
(W) Brandon Thomas, Dan Waters, Mark Russell (A/CA) Pete Woods, Jon Davis-Hunt, Yanick Paquette

Jodorowsky and Moebius’s The Incal was a shot across the bow of graphic storytelling, an epic explosion of staggering art, mind-blowing worldbuilding, and ambitious plotting that combined to make one of the most influential comics of all time. Now, 42 years after its initial publication–and with a major movie adaptation in the works from filmmaker Taika Waititi–the Incal-verse expands with three extraordinary new series: Kill Wolfhead, by Brandon Peterson and Pete Woods; Dying Star, by Dan Waters and Jon Davis-Hunt; and Psychoverse, by Mark Russell and Yanick Paquette. Get your first look here!

Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 NEVERLANDERS PREVIEW
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Jon Sommariva

Neverland is not the place you remember. It’s a warzone under siege by a ruthless new pirate. The Lost Boys have nearly all been killed. Peter Pan has vanished. And Tinkerbell’s fairy army can barely hold things together. So it’s up to a new group of runaways to set this story right – but it’ll take more than just happy thoughts.

Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 POKEMON JOURNEYS POKEMON ADVENTURES XY
(W) Machito Gomi, Satoshi Yamamoto (A) Machito Gomi, Satoshi Yamamoto

Pokémon Journeys: Ash is back in awesome adventures that take place across multiple regions of the best-selling Pokémon video games! When Ash and Pikachu hitch a ride aboard the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, they discover another kid is also on board! Meet Goh, who wants to catch every Pokémon ever-including Mew! Can Ash and Goh make their lofty dreams come true?

Pokémon Adventures: XY: Awesome Pokémon adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon X and Y video games! X was a Pokémon Trainer child prodigy. He hated being in the spotlight, so he took to hiding in his room and avoiding everyone-including his best friend Y. But now a surprise attack has brought X out of hiding!

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Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 REALM OF BLUE MIST REMA CHRONICLES
(W) Amy Kim Kibuishi (A/CA) Amy Kim Kibuishi

Tabby Simon is determined to learn what happened to her father, who was found dead after researching a tree that leaks a mysterious mist in her neighborhood. She is unexpectedly led to Rema, a distant world of magic and beauty that is periodically invaded by a nearby planet desperate for resources. While Tabby searches for the truth surrounding her father’s death, she meets a handsome blue-haired boy named Philip. He has his own dangerous secrets, but has promised to help Tabby get home. As she learns more about this strange world, Tabby discovers that she is destined for something far greater than she ever could have imagined.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 RED SONJA MARVEL FEATURE STORIES
(W) Bruce Jones (A/CA) Frank Thorne

Red Sonja comes to a town that is being attacked by a Gorgon, who is turning the townspeople to stone.

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Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Adam Bryce Thomas

Sonic’s racing into a brand-new adventure with his best buds (and co-stars of the hit new movie) Tails and Knuckles by his side! But Sonic’s not the only super-speedster in town . . . Get caught up with everything you need to know about Sonic’s evil counterpart Surge before she and Sonic go head-to-head in the epic issue #50, a story years in the making!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 STRANGER THINGS / RESIDENT ALIEN
(W) Michael Moreci, Peter Hogan (A) Pius Bak, Steve Parkhouse (CA) Diego Galindo

Celebrating the weird and wonderful, we present stories both strange and alien! In Stranger Things, Eleven, Will and Jonathan go to a drive-in theater for a double creature feature, but the local festivities and scary costumes bring back haunting memories. In Resident Alien, Dr. Harry and nurse Asta help an elderly patient in the sleepy, small town of Patience investigate a ghostly presence in her house!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 TRESE
(W) Budjette Tan (A/CA) Kajo Baldisimo

The award-winning Filipino comic, now hit Netflix anime series! Foul play. Magic spells. Supernatural criminals. When the case takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese. The Trese 2022 FCBD comic features a preview of the forthcoming Trese Volume 4: Last Seen After Midnight, along with bonus material on the comic, including some of Alexandra’s journal entries chronicling her creature encounters and more. It also includes a sneak peek at The Art of Trese Anime, featuring art, sketches, photos, interviews and more on the making of the hit Netflix anime series.

Preview Material
Rating: Mature


There are more titles to come, so stay tuned for our next overview!

REMINDER: These comics are free for you, but they are not free to your local comic store! To help us run events like this in the future, please support us by purchasing something new in store on the day. Thank you!

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