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Comics For Kids (Free Comic Book Day 2023)

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Free Comic Book Day is coming soon, and is the perfect opportunity to get kids into reading! Here’s a look at some of the young reader titles we’re expecting to have on the day.

If you want to keep up to date with all the Free Comic Book Day updates, keep an eye on this page right over here!

DOG MAN AND THE LEAGUE OF MISFITS

(W) Dav Pilkey (A/CA) Dav Pilkey

Dog Man and the League of Misfits is a short comic featuring the beloved characters from Dav Pilkey’s #1 worldwide bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series! 

Filled with hilarity, hijinks, and heart, this supa epic action-packed comic features fan favorite Petey the Cat before his transformative journey began. 

Celebrating 25 years of laughs and inspiring kids to love reading, Dog Man and the League of Misfits will be featured in the Captain Underpants 25 Anniversary Edition, releasing on March 8, 2023.

Age Rating: All Ages


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Chad Thomas (A/CA) Tim Lattie

In 1987, the world at large was introduced to the TMNT by way of a catchy theme song and an action-packed cartoon, shell-shocking the world into an era of Turtlemania! Since then, the characters have appeared in countless comics, a multitude of animated series, and several motion pictures.

Turn the nostalg-o-meter up to 11 this FCBD and revisit two fan favourite eras of TMNT animation in comic book form with this special presentation of stories from IDW’s smash-hit Saturday Morning Adventures and the recent small-screen venture Rise of the TMNT

Age Rating: All Ages


RANGER ACADEMY PREVIEW

(W) Maria Ingrande Mora (A) Jo Migyeong (CA) Miguel Mercado

It’s time to enroll in a bold new take on the Power Rangers mythology in this Free Comic Day Special! Class is in session for the start of an epic saga that is sure to delight longtime Rangers fans, and provide an excellent jumping on point for brand new readers.

Age Rating: All Ages


ANIMAL CROSSING & KIRBY MANGA MANIA

(W) Kokonasu Rumba, Hirokazu Hikawa (A) Kokonasu Rumba, Hirokazu Hikawa

Animal Crossing: 

Read the gag-filled adventures of four goofy residents living among the Animal Crossing: New Horizons characters!

Kirby Manga Mania:

Jump into Dream Land with Kirby and gobble up some fun! Everyone’s favorite pink puff teams up with his friends to keep arch-frenemy King Dedede in line. Fans of all ages can enjoy this sampling of a classic Kirby comic; just take a deep breath and hop on in!

Age Rating: All Ages


LAST COMICS ON EARTH SAMPLER

(W) Max Brallier, Joshua Pruett (A) Doug Holgate, Jay Cooper

The Last Kids on Earth are creating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK! From worldwide bestselling author Max Brallier comes a full-colour graphic novel spin-off series based on the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Last Kids on Earth! In this series opener, Jack Sullivan, Quint Baker, June del Toro and Dirk Savage decide to carry on the legacy of their favourite comic book character by writing the next volume in the collection. What could go wrong? Just about everything!

Age Rating: All Ages


MECH CADETS SPECIAL

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa

Ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of the Netflix animated series, return to Sky Corps Academy in this exclusive reprint of the first issue of Mech Cadet Yu. It’s the perfect time to revisit this iconic story by bestselling writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa!

Age Rating: All Ages


PUNCH UP! PREVIEW

(W) Zachary Sterling (A) Crank! (CA) Zachary Sterling

The Wide Plains Fighting Tournament is finally here, and orphan Pitch will do whatever it takes to convince his idol-and possible father-fighter Sonny Han to compete alongside him in the Free Comic Book Day sneak peek of Zachary Sterling’s upcoming shonen manga adventure Punch Up! Vol. 1. 

Age Rating: All Ages


KOTTO KOTORRA #1

(W) David Alvarez, Sean Patrick O’Reilly (A) Dave Alvarez (CA) David Alvarez

The book follows Kotto, an average Puerto Rican who runs an empanadilla food truck. His daily life is always an adventure, thanks to his boisterous friends.

Age Rating: All Ages


Don’t forget – Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday 6th May! Make sure to save the date!

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