#NCBD 1/11/17: FCBD's 10 Comics for New Comic Book Day!
Jan 11, 2017
Free Comic Book Day was founded on the belief that there's a comic book perfect for everyone out there! Every Wednesday is New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) in comic book shops, where new comics release hit the shelves of comic book shops for eager fans to pick up and purchase.
We've highlighted ten comics that are perfect recommendations for anyone looking to get into comics!
In this week's list, for books coming out 1/11/16, there's definitely something for everyone: from the collision of the Justice League and Power Rangers, to bringing Dungeons & Dragons to comics, to highlighting the insanely popular television series Sherlock by superstar writer Steven Moffat. What are you excited to pick up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!
ROAD TO RIVERDALE
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio, Tom DeFalco
(A) Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz
Read the stories that inspired the new CW television series! In the past two years, the little town of Riverdale has changed in a number of amazing ways. The entire Archie universe has been given a fresh coat of paint and it's only getting bigger and better from here. Road to Riverdale presents to readers all of the first issues of each of our new series so far, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me, timed to the release of the brand new CW series Riverdale. This graphic novel features riveting stories and dazzling artwork from superstar writers and artists like Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett, Fiona Staples, Chip Zdarsky, and many more.
(W) Tom Taylor
(A/CA) James Brouwer
Journey into The Deep with the daring aquanaut family, The Nektons, aboard their state-of-the-art (and oh so shiny) submarine, The Aronnax. When an earthquake off the coast of Greenland leads to strange reports of monster sightings, William and Kaiko Nekton, along with their kids, Fontaine and Ant (and of course, Ant's pet fish, Jeffrey), dive into the mystery! Will they find what they're looking for? Will they teach a fish to fetch? Will they be accidentally eaten? Find out in the all-ages adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, All-New Wolverine, Star Wars: Adventures) and James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond).
RED SONJA #1
(W) Amy Chu
(A) Carlos E. Gomez
(CA) Nick Bradshaw
A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for...the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design? Who brought her here, and why? By the creative team of Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, KISS) and Carlos Gomez (Dresden Files).
LOBSTER JOHNSON GARDEN OF BONES
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
(A) Stephen Green
(CA) Tonci Zonjic
When an undead hit man goes after the NYPD, the Lobster steps in to figure out if it's a zombie-or something worse.
JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #1
(W) Tom Taylor
(A) Stephen Byrne
(CA) Karl Kerschl
Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he's mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FROST GIANTS FURY #1
(W) Jim Zub
(A) Netho Diaz
(CA) Max Dunbar
Mighty giants stir across the land and, before their crushing might, nothing is safe. Badly injured after their encounters in the Demiplane of Dread and now lost in the frozen northern reaches of the Forgotten Realms, the Baldur's Gate heroes will be tested like never before. Roll for initiative, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins!
- Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they're hungry for extra content.
- Jim Zub returns with a new D&D story tying into the Storm King's Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.
- This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur's Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D's classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.
(W) Santiago Garcia
(A/CA) David Rubin
SANTIAGO GARCÍA and DAVID RUBÍN unite to bring forward the myth of Beowulf, which has endured for a thousand years and inspired an epic poem of the same name, become a foundational piece of English literature, and inspired generations of authors, from Tolkien to Hollywood screenwriters.
BEOWULF tells of the tale of a Scandinavian hero in lands that would become what is now Denmark and Sweden: A monster, Grendel, has arrived in the kingdom of the Danes, devouring its men and women for 12 years until Beowulf arrives to save them.
GARCÍA and RUBÍN faithfully follow the original story for a new version that is neither revisionist nor postmodern, but captures the tone and important details of the poem, translating its potent, epic resonance and melancholy into a contemporary comic that isn't standard swords and sorcery or heroic fantasy fare, but rather an ancient story with a modern perspective that remains respectful of the source material.
MIGHTY THOR #15 NOW
(W) Jason Aaron
(A/CA) Russell Dauterman
THE "ASGARD/SHI'AR WAR" STARTS HERE!
- As Malekith's campaign to conquer the Ten Realms rages on, Thor and her League of Heroes lead the charge against the Dark Elf's forces.
- But far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack on the city of the gods.
- The Shi'ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia. Their target: the Goddess of Thunder.
SHERLOCK BLIND BANKER #1
(W) Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
A mysterious break-in at a bank... Some enigmatic symbols... Hidden dangers... Could the case of the 'Blind banker' be too dangerous even for Holmes and Watson to handle?
(W) Matt Kindt
(A) Marc Laming
(CA) Ryan Bodenheim
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE" begins here! Master Darque has returned! The sadistic lord of death and resurrection is once again free to inflict his will upon a wounded world... But to bring Darque down, Ninjak will have to call upon his deadly foes in the Shadow Seven... Now, as Colin King scours the globe in search of the Seven's mystic adepts, Ninjak will become the only man that can prevent a clash of dark powers with the potential to ignite Armageddon itself! Everything has led to this... Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire! Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and blistering artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) here for a steelhardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant's seven-time Harvey Award-nominated series forever scarred!!
All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit Comicshoplocator.com!