#NCBD 4/19/17: FCBD's 10 Comics for New Comic Book Day!

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 4/19/16, there's definitely something for everyone: the Shaolin Cowboy returns in an all new mini-series, Batman and the Flash explore the mystery of ‘The Button’, even serial killers need love in the new Image series Plastic, Marvel is under siege from within as Secret Empire begins, and more!

What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


WORLD READER #1 REG DOE CVR
FEB171094

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Jeff Loveness (A/CA) Juan Doe
NEW SERIES! Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds... as she fights to discover the secret that's killing the universe.  But Death doesn't give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die. From GROOT and THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of THE ARRIVAL, INTERSTELLAR, and THE EXPANSE.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS PINK TP VOL 01
DEC161370

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brendan Fletcher & Various
The original Pink Ranger returns! Featuring an introduction by Amy Jo Johnson, the actress who portrayed Kimberly Hart.
After leaving the life of a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger behind, Kimberly Hart finds herself pulled back into the fray. With her parents missing and their village overrun by monsters, she must reclaim her destiny and discover the power that lies within. She'll have to call on some old friends if she's to unravel this mystery and save this once sleepy village.
From writers Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, A-Force), and Tini Howard (The Skeptics), and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mirror's Edge: Exordium), the Pink Ranger embarks on her first solo Power Ranger adventure!
"Readers new and old can...enjoy the tale of a stubborn, quick-witted heroine without feeling lost by canon." - Comics Alliance

GREATEST ADVENTURE #1 CVR A NORD
FEB171492

D. E.
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Cezar Razek (CA) Cary Nord
In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan's era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It's a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.

 

SHAOLIN COWBOY WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #1
FEB170011

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Geof Darrow
Who doesn't like Surf and Turf? Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn't like YOU??? The Eisner Award-losing and -winning drawing room talkfest, The Shaolin Cowboy, returns and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge... AGAIN!!!

BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON)
NOV169198
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jason Fabok
"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please note that this issue's lenticular cover edition is available only in the US and Canada.

POWERPUFF GIRLS POWER UP MY MOJO HC
DEC160585

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman (A) Derek Charm & Various (CA) Chad Thomas
Three all-new tales! The girls make a deal with Penny Farthing to teach them how to ride a bike; enter into the annual soapbox derby; and get blasted by the Sassy Ray while stopping The Fashionistas! Collects issues #4-6.
 

PLASTIC #1 (OF 5) CVR A ROBINSON
FEB170551

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Doug Wagner (A) Daniel Hillyard (CA) Andrew Robinson
SERIES PREMIERE
Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he "met online." Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.

Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll? 

"This is the weirdest shit I've ever read. I love it!" - ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRMAN & AZACETA, INVINCIBLE)

SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9)
FEB170758

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks
What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra's ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America's plan have been laid out -- and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action! 

Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra's grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?
Rated T

HARBINGER RENEGADE TP VOL 01 THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON
FEB172076

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Darick Robertson & Various (CA) Darick Robertson
Anyone you know could become a psionically powered "harbinger." Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain-damaged...or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. America is terrified of what could happen next.

Now, Kris Hathaway, John "Torque" Torkelson, Faith "Zephyr" Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time...and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

Collecting HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4.

FAILSAFE #1
FEB172081

VAULT COMICS
(W) F. j. Desanto, Todd Farmer (A) Federico Dallocchio (CA) Jon Adams
When he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, John Ravane thought that was the end of the haywire Insurgence Program. Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As sleeper agents scattered throughout the country activate, Ravane must stand between a government he cannot trust and the soldiers he once hunted.

Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf

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