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Comics for FCBD 2022 (Part 2)

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Free Comic Book Day is less than 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. This time we’re looking at Buffy, Avatar, Bone Orchard, TMNT, Marvel, manga, and more!

FCBD 2022 25 YEARS OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPECIAL
(W) Various, Jeremy Lambert, Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora, Marianna Ignazzi, Various (CA) Christa Miesner

What better way to celebrate 25 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer than with a high school yearbook!

This Free Comic Book Day special, in actual yearbook format, is a retrospective of your fan-favorite character moments from the past two decades.

Celebrate the Chosen One(s), the Scoobies, and your faves through yearbook photos, vignettes, and plenty of jokes and lighthearted moments from an array of artists and writers. 
Plus you won’t want to miss a special look at the future of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Reprint Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER / LEGEND OF KORRA
(W) Meredith McClaren (A) Meredith McClaren (A/CA) Kicking Shoes

Both your favorite avatars return in two all-new stories from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra! Dive into the fun for Free Comic Book Day, and expect excitement, familiar faces, and a hefty helping of shenanigans!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 BLOODBORNE #1
(A) Piotr Kowalski

Exclusive lead-in to an epic new series, launching May 2022! Enter the city of Yharnam through the eyes of its citizens, when new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. In the black of night, families and faith will be tested… Based on the critically-acclaimed Bloodbourne video game!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS PRELUDE
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino

A troubled writer books a secluded cabin on a serene lake in an attempt to get away from his struggling marriage and his impending deadlines. But what he can’t know when he arrives is that he is already in the cabin. In fact he may have always been there.  

Face-to-face with his own demons, the writer discovers the first terrifying pieces of The Bone Orchard Mythos a sprawling new horror interconnected universe from the Eisner Award winning team behind Gideon Falls and Primordial, Andrea Sorrentino and Jeff Lemire!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Mature


FCBD 2022 ELECTRIC BLACK CHILDREN OF CAINE #0
(W) Joseph Schmalke (A) Joseph Schmalke, Rich Woodall

Julius Black and other extraordinary individuals identifying themselves as the Children of Caine traverse time and space inside an eerie emporium. Hunted for centuries to near-extinction, their mission is to collect mystical objects and provide a safe harbor for the last of their kind. The store’s original owner, Erebus, has returned with a relic that could change the fortunes of these outcasts. Father Tomaso, the leader of White Lodge, sets a plan in motion to overthrow these Children of Caine and wipe magic from existence. The lines between good and evil, light and dark, are blurred in the continuing story of The Electric Black.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 MARVELS VOICES #1
(W) Nadia Shammas, More (A) Luciano Vecchio, More (CA) Carlos E. Gomez, Jesus Aburtov

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: MARVEL’S VOICES #1 will be a unique introduction to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices series, which spotlights creators and characters across Marvel’s diverse and ever-evolving universe. The book will include seven Marvel’s Voices stories, spotlighting creators and characters from different cultures, communities, and identities.

In addition to a brand-new story starring Moon Girl by writer Nadia Shammas and artist Luciano Vecchio, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: MARVEL’S VOICES #1 will reprint stories from past Marvel’s Voices one-shots!


FCBD 2022 MAX MEOW CAT ON STREET COMICS SPECTACULAR
(W) John Gallagher (A/CA) John Gallagher

Max Meow is a podcasting cat who becomes the Cat Crusader! He and his scientist friend Mindy (Science Kitty) battle to keep the city of Kittyopolis safe from evil robots, giant penguins, alien invaders-and more! Now the Cat Crusader is in the hot seat when he is interviewed by the one and only Max Meow – but isn’t he Max Meow? Can Science Kitty uncover the imposter Max, without giving away the Cat Crusader’s identity? Plus, activities!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 NOTTINGHAM SPECIAL
(W) David Hazan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

A very Merry Christmas. All eyes are on Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, when his predecessor is murdered in cold blood. It’s business as usual for Ev, with Hood and the Merry Men pulling the strings and a terrible choice to make as the lives of Alan Dale’s wife and son hang in the balance. This special issue of Nottingham takes place in between volumes 1 and 2 of the smash hit series.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Mature


FCBD 2022 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Sophie Campbell

The Ninja Turtles have broken out of the locked-down neighborhood of Manhattan known as Mutant Town . . . but which Ninja Turtles? And is that… VENUS(!)… spying on them?! As all new mutants haunt and terrorize NYC, enemies and allies of the TMNT alike prepare for a confrontation greater than any that has come before . . . the Rat King’s diabolical Armageddon Game! 
  
The TMNT event of 2022 starts here from Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell, Ronda Pattison and Kevin Eastman!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


FCBD 2022 THE GUARDIAN OF FUKUSHIMA

March 11th, 2011: a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a devastating tsunami which, in turn, destroyed the three core reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This tragedy cost almost 20,000 lives and devastated countless more, including Naoto Matsumura, a farmer ordered to evacuate from the deadly radiation zone. Unwilling to abandon his beloved animals, Matsumura chose to return home to his farm, and to fight for the beauty of life. This powerful graphic novel from France intertwines Matsumura’s story of human resilience and compassion with the compelling mythology of Japanese folk tales.

Preview Material
Rating: All Ages


FCBD 2022 WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER
(W) Coffee, Ryo Hanada (A) Coffee, Ryo Hanada

Exclusive previews of two new Kodansha manga. With thrilling scenes of Japanese hip-hop dance and quirky, charming characters, Wandance is a new, inspirational coming-of-age manga for fans of Blue Period and Your Lie in April. Blackguard is a dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy from the creator of Devils’ Line, Ryo Hanada.

Reprint/ Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)


There’s one more overview to come, check back for the final list of titles!

Missed the first one? You can find that right over here!

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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