#NCBD 8/09/17: 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 8/09/17, there's definitely something for everyone: Harley Quinn hits a milestone, Hasbro gets the First Strike, see how Cassian and K2SO first met, and more!

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


RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #5 CVR A FRANCAVILLA
JUN171225

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Various
(A) Joe Eisma & Various
(CA) Francesco Francavilla
Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, this issue gives us a peek into what makes Riverdale High hot-shots Reggie Mantle and Josie McCoy tick. Reggie's used to getting what he wants, and sets his romantic sights on the lead singer of the Pussycats. But when Josie turns him down, just how far will Reggie go to convince her he's worth an audition.

 

SHADOW #1 CVR A ROCAFORT
JUN171462

D. E.
(W) Si Spurrier
(A) Daniel HDR
(CA) Kenneth Rocafort
For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.  So when a horribly burnt man - incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries- arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital - she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow - and with Mary's help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice? Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg) bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil!

ANGEL SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 OUT OF PAST
APR170086

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Corinna Bechko
(A) Geraldo Borges
(CA) Scott Fischer
Angel, a reformed vampire cursed with a soul, is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big-and very bad-that is coming. As Angel and his friend Fred begin trying to solve the mystery, the goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past. Collects issues #1-#4 of the series. 

ACTION COMICS #985
JUN170237

DC COMICS
(W) Rob Williams
(A/CA) Guillem March
"ONLY HUMAN" part one! Superman finds himself side by side with Lex Luthor once more, but is his former foe truly committed to being a hero, or is it just a ruse to gain the Man of Steel's trust? As world events point to something dark on the horizon, the mysterious Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.

HARLEY QUINN #25

DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner & Various
(A) Chad Hardin & Various
(CA) Amanda Conner
"BIRTHDAY!" It's an oversize anniversary issue as Harley's entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman... but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? And in "Harley Loves Joker" part nine, Harley's spent a fortune building out The Joker Gang's new hideout, and now they're gonna have to take drastic measures to pay the bill!

FIRST STRIKE #1 CVR A WILLIAMS II
JUN170430

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez
(A) Max Dunbar
(CA) Freddie Williams II
A Hasbro comic book event! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA-led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., and the Transformers-is invading Cybertron and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots can save two worlds!" 

Bullet points: 
*    The Hasbro comic book event of 2017 is here!
*    A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old! 
*    An all-new explosive chapter in the Hasbro comic book line! Literally! There are explosions!

DEFENDERS #4
JUN170949

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis
(A/CA) David Marquez
• The streets of the Marvel Universe have exploded into chaos, and the only thing standing in between the innocent people of New York and that chaos are the Defenders. 
•  But can a group of socially maladjusted heroes actually trust each other enough to continue as a team? 
•  Can the Defenders partner up with a stranger in a devil costume? And what is Diamondback's big plan?

 

GENERATIONS PHOENIX & JEAN GREY #1
JUN170848

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Aaron A
(A) R. B. Silva
(CA) Stephanie Hans
• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor. 
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE CASSIAN & K2SO SPECIAL #1
JUN171012

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Duane Swierczynski
(A) Fernando Blanco
(CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
• Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, ably assisted by his reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO. 
•  But naturally, the two weren't always on the same side of the Galactic Civil War. 
•  Now, for the first time, read the story of the pair's first contentious meeting! It is very likely not to go well.

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #1 (OF 6)
JUN171944

TITAN COMICS
(W) Mark Gatiss
(A) Jay
(CA) Sana Takeda
MANGA ADAPTATION OF THE HIT TV SHOW STARRING WORLDWIDE SUPERSTARS BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (DOCTOR STRANGE) AND MARTIN FREEMAN (THE HOBBIT)!

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

All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit  Comicshoplocator.com!

Follow Us Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Instagram Icon YouTube Icon
FCBD Comic Spotlight: Oni's Rick and Morty #29

Free Comic Book Day's Rick and Morty story from Oni continues this week with at local comic shops with a one-shot for Rick & Morty #29. Now's the perfect time to return to your local comic shop!