Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!!


Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5th—but you can get a jump on it right now. Since we aren't a brick and morter store, we always extend FCBD to a week and more, to allow everyone possible to join in.

So as of right now, you can join in. We do please ask that you place an order, of any size, to get your freebies—that's because we can't afford to send them out to you without some reimbursement for shipping cost.

But this year we're making it even better. We have six new items from the publishers for this year, plus several “warehouse finds” we are adding as a special bonus, dating all the way back to 1977! Place ANY size order and you can choose 3 free items. Over $25, choose 4. Over $50, choose 6. All the free comics are listed below. Enjoy!

Limit as usual is one copy of each free comic per order. You can’t order 3 or 4 or 6 of just one comic. We want everyone to have a chance to get these. But if you place a second or third order, you can do it all again—there is no limit on the number of orders you can place, each getting more items. While supply lasts, of course. If we run out of anything, we’ll try and sub in something else.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 Infinity Watch / Amazing Spider-Man
By Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn and Laura Martin. Don't miss this year's Free Comic Book Day titles from Marvel, each featuring two 10-page stories that set the stage for upcoming game-changers in the Marvel Universe.  Get ready as Heroes Assemble in the Marvel Universe! Marvel, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD5
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 Strangers in Paradise XXV #1
By Terry Moore. America's favorite couple is back! To celebrate its 25th-Anniversary, the Eisner Award-winning Strangers in Paradise is back with an all-new story beginning with this first issue! Francine and Katchoo are living the dream... until they learn a former Parker Girl is in hiding and writing a tell-all book about the wicked empire Darcy Parker built with Katchoo at her side. Determined to stop her, Katchoo enlists the aid of her mercenary sister Tambi, and the hunt is on! Abstract Studio, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD1
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, b&w

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 Star Wars Adventures
By Cavan Scott. Art by Derek Charm. In this all-new story set between Lucasfilm's upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story and 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM finally have two of the biggest scoundrels in the galaxy in their sights -- Han and Chewie! Timed to follow hot on the heels of Star Wars Day 2018, this Free Comic Book Day adventure kicks off a three-part story that will continue in Star Wars Adventure #10 (available later in May) and Star Wars Adventure #11 (in June)! IDW, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD4
Comic, 8x11, 32pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 Silver #1
By Stephan Franck. New York City. Meet Finnigan, ethically challenged master-thief, and his partners in crime Mullins and Brantley, as they rob the mysterious Harker foundation. But as the job turns into a narrow escape from the FBI, Finn encounters TAO, a young Chinese boy with the uncanny gift of second sight, and stumbles upon a mysterious and ancient silver bar. Finnegan's world will never be the same.
A high-concept genre-blender spun out of Bram Stoker's literary classic Dracula, Silver follows the adventures of witty pulp-era conmen James Finnigan; Rosalynd "Sledge" Van Helsing, granddaughter of the famous professor, hard-case vampire-hunter, and last of the Van Helsings; Tao Leu, a young boy who can see the future-just not his own- and their band of talented but troubled grifters, as they attempt to steal a mystical treasure from a castle full of vampires. Full of wits, heart, and wild pulp excitement, Silver pits its lovable but morally-challenged characters against the nihilistic undead, while lifting the veil on its original universe: a secret world of vampires full of gothic drama, intrigue, and epic adventure. Dark Planet, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD3
Comic, 8x11, 28pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 A Brief History of Tank Girl
By Alan Martin. Art by Brett Parson. Tales from Tank Girl's past that illustrate how she became the lovable, unhinged idiot that she is today! Written by series co-creator Alan Martin, with artwork by fan-favorite series artist Brett Parson, and friends! Features classic Jamie Hewlett cover! Titan, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD6
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 Die Kitty Die I Love You To Death
By Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Kitty is dead... and Free Comic Book Day is just not the same without her! News of Kitty Ravencraft's unexpected and mysterious demise spreads throughout the Kitty-verse! At Kitty Comix, opportunistic publisher Skip Stone finally has the death of his main character that he always wanted to exploit! Meanwhile, Kitty's friends are suffering through the worst Free Comic Book Day ever without her... until Kitty's ex-husband Derek the Warlock arrives in search of answers! When Kitty's disembodied self rejects his unholy help, Derek decides to show Kitty what life without him would be like by zapping her into one Free Comic Book Day comic book after another! Chapter House, 2018. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD2
Soft Cover, 8x11, 32pg, b&w


Vintage Comics

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 MS. MARVEL Vol. 1 # 3 March 1977
By Chris Claremont. Art by John Buscema. Reviving from a knock out while battling the Destructor, Ms. Marvel resumes her battle until AIM arrives. They cause enough carnage to keep Ms. Marvel busy while they make their escape from Destructor. Ms. Marvel saves some spectators from danger before fleeing the scene and changing back to Carol Danvers. Marvel Comics Group, 1977. Note: These copies have yellowed pages due to age, and the book is rippled from water damage....More.

Item Code: FCBD7
Soft Cover, 7x10, 30pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 THE MAN-THING Vol. 2 #1 November 1979
By Michael Fleisher. Art by Jim Mooney and Bob Wiacek. Dr. Oheimer, a scientist who has developed a serum which will boost the intelligence of living creatures, is kidnapped by what appears to be the US Military. These officials tell him that they have pretended to capture him so that they may have him use the serum on the Man-Thing, formally known as the scientist known as Ted Sallis, in the hopes of restoring his memories so that he can reveal the secrets of the super-soldier serum that he was working on. Marvel Comics Group, 1979. Note: These copies have yellowed pages due to age, and the book is rippled from water damage....More.

Item Code: FCBD9
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By John Ostrander. Arriving at the Asylum on Phobos, Magnus discovers that powerful, new robots have taken over and murdered the inmates. Only Izak survives to learn with Magnus that these are robots from Malev-6, out to conquer Earth in retaliation for Magnus's destruction of their own robot planet. Captured by the Malev Emperor, Magnus must watch helplessly as the evil robots launch their all-out invasion on North Am! Valiant, 1993. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD8
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By Kalman Andrasofszky, George Freeman and Ed Brisson. Captain Canuck is a hero born in battle, tested in war, and granted the choice of how to use his incredible powers and advanced technology, which could alter the fate of the world. Tom Evans is a brave but troubled Canadian soldier. When he and his brother Michael gain superpowers from an alien artifact, they both must work through a lifetime of differences to ensure their gifts are used for the betterment of all humankind. Thrust into battle by Equilibrium, a fledgling intervention agency, Tom must find his way as figurehead and hero Captain Canuck to save humanity- and his brother's soul- from the machinations of Mr. Gold... and even more dangerous forces that lurk in the shadows. Chapter House Comics, 2015. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD11
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By Barry Windsor-Smith. Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. "Ivar Not Quite the... Time Master!", script and pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Bob Wiacek. What starts as a quiet evening out with Armstrong's brother, Timewalker, turns into a night of mayhem aboard a flying double-decker bus!; Captured by Timewalker's enemies from the halls of history, Archer, Armstrong, and Timewalker must fight for their lives in the skies above London. Valiant, 1992. ...More.

Item Code: FCBD10
Soft Cover, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

MR. MONSTER Versus Gorzilla
Free with purchase of any Mr. Monster item. 3-color Comic book published by Image Comics. Starring Michael T. Gilbert's Doc Stearn, Mr. Monster versus "Gorzilla", a giant fire-breathing lizard from Japan... (obviously a thinly-veiled reference to Godzilla). Image Comics, 1998...More.

Item Code: MRMVG
Soft Cover, 7x10, 24pg, Full Color

Limit one per order please. Order any adult product and get a free adult comic (our choice) with your order. Limit one per order please. Free comic may be one of the following: Birdland, Young Witches, Hot Nights in Rangoon or The Blonde 12 Pearls. Eros...More.

Item Code: FREEA
Comic, 7x10, 24pg, Full Color


You are welcome to wait to order until you get the next weekly eblast on Thursday night. We expect to have plenty of all titles through the weekend if not well into the week of May 7th.

But...you can also get a jump on things here...click on any of the links below and you can jump into the New Arrivals for each of our categories. Here you will find several items that will be new in the eblast later this week. You can always click on these categories on our home page to see the latest new items.

I generally pick inside scans and do my editing/descriptions on Tuesday or Wednesday, so if you see an item early it may before I’ve gotten in to put my personal touch on things, including my recommendations.

Here's a link to our latest On Sale items. I’m currently dropping prices in preparation for our Spring Clearance Sale, so here you can also get an advance look at those items, some of which we have just 2 or 3 copies available.

LINK to all categories, Just Arrived, and all categories, Clearance.

WEEKLY EMAIL NEWS: we are now sending this on Thursday evening instead of our usual time of just after midnight on Friday. Since we have it finished on Thursday, we decided to go ahead and get it to you. You can check it out Thursday evening and get your order in earlier to get quicker shipping. Orders received by 12 noon PST on Friday are shipped same day, Friday. Otherwise they probably won’t be shipped until Monday, after the weekend.




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