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Comics for FCBD 2022 (Part 3)

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Free Comic Book Day is less than two 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 Marvel, DC, 2000AD, manga, and more!

(W) Naoya Matsumoto, Yuto Suzuki (A) Naoya Matsumoto, Yuto Suzuki

Kaiju No. 8: Kafka wants to clean up kaiju, but not literally! Will a sudden metamorphosis stand in the way of his dream? With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju-corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force. But when he gets another shot at achieving his childhood dream, he undergoes an unexpected transformation. How can he fight kaiju now that he’s become one himself?!

Sakamoto Days: Kill some time with former hit man Taro Sakamoto! Taro Sakamoto was once a legendary hit man considered the greatest of all time. Bad guys feared him! Assassins revered him! But then one day he quit, got married, and had a baby. He’s now living the quiet life as the owner of a neighborhood store, but how long can Sakamoto enjoy his days of retirement before his past catches up to him?!

Reprint Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Al Ewing, John Wagner, Pat Mills, Chris Burnham (A) Vv Glass, Mick McMahon, Kevin O’Neill, Chris Burnham (CA) Ian McQue

The Wait is over! The ultimate 2000 AD mix-tape has finally arrived! Best of 2000 AD is back – longer page-counts, more thrill-power – the essential gateway to the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’. In this BRAND-NEW Issue Zero primer for the highly anticipated quarterly graphic novels series: A-listers Al Ewing (The Immortal Hulk, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead) and V.V. Glass (The Last Witch, Assassin’s Creed) team up for a brand-new and exclusive Judge Dredd adventure! Plus, Nemesis The Warlock by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill (Marshall Law), Superbean by John Wagner (History of Violence) and Mick McMahon (Boba Fett), and a Future Shock at the ends of the earth from Batman Inc. and Die! Die! Die artist Chris Burnham! Featuring a cover by Star Wars concept art artist Ian McQue!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Matt Moylan (A/CA) Genzoman

It’s time to go green with Blanka, the Brazilian berserker beastman! This electrically-charged icon of Street Fighter tears through the jungles of the Amazon in his first solo comic adventure!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Paul Tobin (A) Roberta Ingranata (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

Two chilling, brand-new Bunny Mask tales! The Snitch has been defeated and a truce has been struck with the mysterious creature known as Bunny Mask, so a hopeful Tyler Severin returns to life as normal, only to learn he’s still just a toy in the uncanny games she plays. Meanwhile, a criminally nosy neighbor deals with the consequences of seeing more than he’d thought possible, and far, far too much.

BUNNY MASK creators Paul Tobin, Andrea Mutti and Taylor Esposito return along with artist Roberta Ingranata to further the compelling legend of the strange force of nature fans love to fear. 

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Joshua Werner (A/CA) Damien Torres

As the Winchester Mystery House celebrates its centennial, a young woman on a tour of the amazing mansion find herself thrust into a supernatural experience that puts her in direct communication with the mansion itself, where she will learn the secret of the Hundred Year Curse. In this stand-alone one-shot comic, writer Joshua Werner and artist Damien Torres build upon The Winchester Mystery House comic book series based on the legendary mansion and inspired by true events.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee (A) Chris Samnee (CA) Matthew Wilson

Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her. 

Don’t miss this special FCBD reprint of the opening chapter in your new favorite all-original, action-packed series co-written and drawn by Eisner Award-winner Chris Samnee! Chris is joined for his very first fully creator-owned book by co-writer Laura Samnee and frequent coloring collaborator Matthew Wilson! Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters is the all-ages adventure of a lifetime!

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Rating: All Ages

(W) Al Madrigal (A) Carlo Barberi, Brian Reber (CA) Dave Johnson

The ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century are here! Centuries ago, two Mayan brothers constructed a spacecraft that sent them hurtling into outer space. Returned to Earth only to find their culture and civilization destroyed, one of the brothers vows revenge and seeks to decimate the planet with intergalactic technology gathered on his travels. To prevent this, his sibling creates a contingency plan that activates the world’s protectors – three descendants of their own family who have been granted great power. Now, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of three cousins scattered throughout Central and North America who have never even met.

Preview Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Kevin Roditeli, Clay Adams (A) Victor Santos (CA) Ryan Browne

Featuring a guest appearance from the man, the myth, the legend – Jack Black!

Kult Cable is a series of comedic sketches created by Jean Lebrun, AKA 1/2 of hip-hop group Ho99o9. All characters are fictional, all scenarios are satire. It is based on modern life, which is intrinsically offensive. Guest stars abound as this issue brings in the legend himself, Jack Black!

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: Teen (or Teen+)

(W) Heath Corson (A/CA) Bobby Timony

There is nothing the Super-Pets love more than spending time with they’re heroes, but are finding it difficult to be taken seriously as members of the team when their humans just don’t understand them. But when Mr. Mxyzptlk (a magical imp from the fifth dimension) arrives in Metropolis with a plan to wreak a little chaos and destruction, the Justice League are caught in his trap! The Super-Pets will need to come up with a plan to prevent Mxy’s mischief from destroying the city—while somehow trying to rescue their human counterparts. The only problem is, they may need to recruit their greatest enemy in order to defeat him. This Free Comic Book Day special edition is a standard periodical size and features an excerpt from the upcoming original graphic novel DC League of Super-Pets: The Great Mxy-Up, which picks up immediately from where the movie leaves off!

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Daniel Sampere

Witness the rise and fall of the Justice League! The event years in the making is here with Dark Crisis! The Justice League is comics’ greatest super-team—made up of DC Comics’ legendary heroes, they have saved the world countless times. No crisis was too much for them to handle…until now! The Justice League has been defeated by the Great Darkness and its army of DC’s most dangerous enemies—now a new generation of heroes must rise to protect not only the Multiverse…but also the legacy of the DCU! A prelude to DC Comics’ biggest story of 2022! Includes a preview and art from Dark Crisis #1 coming, in June! Don’t miss out on this Free Comic Book Day special featuring the blockbuster talents of Joshua Williamson, Jim Cheung, and Daniel Sampere!

(W) Kieron Gillen, Gerry Duggan, Danny Lore (A) Dustin Weaver, Matteo Lolli, Karen Darboe (CA) Valerio Schiti

Featuring stories by an all-star lineup of creators including writers Kieron Gillen and Gerry Duggan and artist Dustin Weaver, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1 will lay the groundwork for an event that will erupt across the Marvel Universe in 2022 and drastically alter the relationship between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and mutantkind.

(W) Al Ewing, Ram V., Zeb Wells (A) Bryan Hitch (A/CA) John Romita

Spider-Man is gearing up for a brand-new era just in time for the character’s 60th anniversary! Fans who pick up FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 will see the very beginning of the major storylines writer Zeb Wells and legendary artist John Romita Jr. have planned for their run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, including Tombstone’s first steps towards becoming Spidey’s most terrifying villain. 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 will also give fans a chance to check out the thought-provoking work Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch are doing on VENOM! The groundbreaking changes this mastermind trio has in store for the symbiote mythos starts here!

That’s everything! Have you picked out your five titles yet?

You can also catch Part 1 and Part 2 of our overview if you missed them!

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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