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Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Free Comic Book Day 2023)

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Free Comic Book Day is just weeks away! Here’s a look at some of the fantasy and science fiction 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!

UMBRELLA ACADEMY & WITCHER

(W) Bartosz Sztybor, Gabriel Ba, Gerard Way (A) Fabio Violante (A/CA) Gabriel Ba

Presenting fan-favorites for FCBD: a squad of superpowered siblings and the infamous monster hunter! In The Umbrella Academy “Safe,” Hargreeves and Abhijit embark on an interdimensional journey and find a cosmic horror that will have repercussions for our heroes and the universe. Then, in The Witcher “Frog Kiss,” Geralt must uncover why the young women in Novigrad are turning into frogs!

Age Rating: Mature


STAR TREK DAY OF BLOOD

(W) Christopher Cantwell, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Mike Feehan (CA) Malachi Ward

To boldly go, join us for the exclusive prelude to IDW’s FIRST Star Trek Summer Crossover Event as STAR TREK andSTAR TREK: DEFIANT collide in STAR TREK: DAY OF BLOOD!

But that’s not all! Join the crew of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS as they take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time-until a bloodthirsty visitor joins in on their games…

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


RUNESCAPE UNTOLD TALES GOD WARS

(W) Ryan O’Sullivan (A) TBD (CA) Dave Barker

FCBD STORY LEADS DIRECTLY INTO AN EPIC NEW 4-PART SERIES- LAUNCHING JUNE 2023! 

After more than 21 years of setting world records (300M+ accounts and counting!), Jagex and Titan Comics are bringing out a brand new, comic series; the first to be set in the iconic medieval fantasy realm of Gielinor which is home to humans, elves, dwarves and dragonkin alike. Filled with vibrant characters, daring adventure and mysterious magicks, the series will kick off in an epic Free Comic Book Day issue.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


STREET FIGHTER 6 #0

(W) Capcom, Matt Moylan (A) Genzoman (A/CA) Edwin Huang

It’s a whole new generation of World Warriors! In this issue, mixed martial artist Luke puts his special forces training to use against a group of art thieves, while sadistic kickboxer Juri faces off against graffiti ninja Kimberly! It’s all out action in this official prequel to the new Street Fighter 6 video game! Pick this special one-shot up before the Street Fighter 6 4-issue miniseries, also launching in May!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


CONAN THE BARBARIAN SP

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Rob Delatorre

Created by team behind the new ongoing series – Jim Zub, Roberto De La Torre & Jose Villarrubia!

On the eve of his first major battle, young CONAN OF CIMMERIA pictures a life beyond the borders of his homeland and yearns for a life of adventure undreamt of in his small village. Visions of future allies and unspeakable evils he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled career fill his mind as he makes the choice to take his first fateful step into the HYBORIAN AGE!

Age Rating: Mature


RED SONJA SHE DEVIL WITH A SWORD #0

(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Nick Bradshaw

The 50th Anniversary of Red Sonja begins here, with all-new adventures! With a new film on the horizon, Dynamite Entertainment opens the flood gates of Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword! 

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


FISHFLIES #1 PREVIEW

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Jeff Lemire

The newest series from New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer/artist JEFF LEMIRE (THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS, LITTLE MONSTERS, GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth, Essex County).

The town of Belle River is infested with fishflies and the streets are carpeted with tiny insects… but that’s just the start of the strange happenings and bad omens! When Franny Fox runs away from home, she befriends a strange, silent monster and sets off a chain of events that will unite the entire town in terrible ways. FISHFLIES #1 will clock in at an expanded 64 pages and land in stores this June – so don’t miss out on this exclusive Free Comic Book Day preview issue for an early look!

Age Rating: Mature


KODANSHA SHAMAN KING FLOWERS DEMON SCHOOL SAMPLER

(W) Osamu Nishi, Hiroyuki Takei (A) Osamu Nishi, Hiroyuki Takei

Two of the hottest new shonen manga in one sampler! 

The ghosts, gods, spirits, and zombies return in SHAMAN KING:FLOWERS, the sequel to the smash hit SHAMAN KING.

In Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun – a boy sold into the Netherworld – must survive a demon’s education.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS

(W) Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides, Dave Sheridan (A) Dave Sheridan, Paul Mavride (A/CA) Gilbert Shelton

It’s a Fabulous Furry Free Comic Book Day from Fantagraphics! Fanta’s new hardback series collecting the full run of Gilbert Shelton’s stoner-comedy-turned-social-satire is the first time that the globally millions-selling most popular underground comix characters ever have been collected in North America for over three decades. Classic cartooning, timeless comedy, and trend-setting cat comics, for semi-mature readers.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


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

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