Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Free Comic Book Day!!!

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, August 14th—but you can get a jump on it right now. Since we aren't a brick and mortar store, we always extend FCBD to as long as our copies hold out, to allow everyone possible to join in. Buying any of the priced Vintage Comics below counts as an order; no substitutions will be made if these run out.

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 four new items from the publishers for this year, plus several “warehouse finds.” Some are free, the others are bargain priced, dating all the way back to 1951!

Place ANY size order and you can choose 3 free items, over $50, choose 6. Please choose different tiles so everyone has a chance to get these. While supply lasts, of course. If we run out of anything, we'll try and sub in something else. All the free comics are listed below. Enjoy!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021 Vampirella #1
In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn't look a day older!!!! As we near the big conclusion of Vampi's gold anniversary this fall, join us in looking back at how the celebration started as we re-present Vampirella #1 by the acclaimed team of Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz! It all began here, and as we near the end, it's time to revisit! Dynamite, 2021. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FCBD3
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021 Space Pirate Captain Harlock
By Jerome Alquie and Leiji Matsumoto. Art by Jerome Alquie. Preview the forthcoming full color, original "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" series from ABLAZE, personally overseen by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto! In this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure, planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won't give up trying to save the world. Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace? Also includes teasers for 3 highly anticipated upcoming manga/manhwa releases from ABLAZE, including The Breaker Volume 1 Omnibus (critically acclaimed martial arts manhwa), Versus Fighting Story Volume 1 (Capcom e-sports shonen manga) and Crueler Than Dead Volume 1 (zombie horror seinen manga). ABLAZE, 2021. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FCBD1
Comic, 7x10, 24pg, Full Color

By Ed Piskor. The most eagerly-anticipated series of 2021 gets the FCBD treatment with this ALL-NEW "bonus" issue of the series! Featuring 33 pages of comics produced exclusively for FCBD, from the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design, designed as a perfect entry point for new readers and a must-have for those already on board. Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable crypto-currency, there has emerged a subculture of criminals who live-stream and patronize webcam murders for entertainment. Who are the murderers? Who are the victims? Who is the audience? How do we stop it? An outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece, as seen on Piskor's YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe! Fantagraphics, 2021. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: FCBD4
Comic, 7x10, 24pg, Partial Color

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021 World of Zorro #1
By Don McGregor et al. Art by Vincenzo Carratu et al. Welcome to the Worlds Of Zorro! American Mythology is proud to publish the adventures of Zorro! The worldwide recognized hero is returning with a brand-new tale by legendary Black Panther writer Don McGregor! This Free Comic Book Day issue previews "Flights" by McGregor, Zorro's horror adventures from Swords of Hell, and his classic swashbuckling from Legendary Adventures! Find out the latest from the Masked Avenger and discover a world of heroic adventure coming out monthly from American Mythology! Let Free Comic Book Day introduce you to the must-read series of 2021 right here! American Mythology Productions, 2021. Out of print....More.

Item Code: FCBD2
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

Vintage Comics


Written by Don McGregor. Cover and art by Mike MayheW. Preview of a 4 issue series published by Image in 1999. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, color cover, b&w interior, 8 pages on standard paper stock. Image, 1999. Out of print....More.

Item Code: FCBD6
Comic, 5x8, 8pg, b&w

Cover by Pat Broderick and Bill Black. Edited by Bill Black. Stories by Bill Black, Ben Smith, and R.C. Harvey. Art by Jim Sanders III, Bill Black, Mark Heike, Roy Richardson, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The origin and first appearance of Stardust, later a cosmic-powered member of Femforce; Phantom Lady is given the Cloak of Darkness and becomes the mystic hero Nightfall (later changed to Nightveil); An appreciation of Simon & Kirby's Boys Ranch comics from noted comics historian R.C. Harvey. Everything You Wanted To Know About Captain Paragon But Didn't Know Who To Ask!!; Captain Paragon: Stardust Descending; The Mystic Origin of Nightfall; Samson and Delilah At Boys' Ranch. Americomics, 1983....More.

Item Code: FCBD7
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By Michael Fleisher. Art by Jim Mooney and Bob Wiacek. "Regeneration and Rebirth!" Whoever knows fear BURNS at the touch of the Man-Thing. A group of scientist set out to cure the shambling mass of muck and flora the Man-Thing, a monstrous creature that was once known as Ted Sallis. But before they can treat the monster, they must capture it. A feat easier said than done. Marvel, 1979. Condition: Averages around very good—some warping and water damage....More.

Item Code: FCBD5
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

By Kevin VanHook, Peter Grau, Jimmy Palmiotti. Cover by Mike Mignola. Solar goes to great lengths to confront Harada of the Harbinger Foundation about manipulating him while the other Solar searches in outer space for the Spider Creature aliens in "Half A Man." Valiant, 1993....More.

Item Code: FCBD12
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color

Vintage Comics Priced


Walt Disney


Whitman edition; #499, 1982. Number on Cover: 90011-205. Issue has Donald Duck in an untitled reprint by Carl Barks, Chip N' Dale in "Too Many Rumbles," Winnie the Pooh in "Squire for Hire," and Mickey Mouse and Goofy in part three "The Castaways of Whale Bay" (a reprint). Issue also has a one-page text feature "The Pretty Penny." Art and story credits: unknown. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.60. Whitman Publishing, 1982. Condition: Fine to Very Fine, slightly curled corners....More.

Item Code: WCOM02
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color

By Carl Barks. Whitman edition. A reprint of stories from issue number 13. Uncle Scrooge in "Land Beneath the Ground" in which Scrooge's efforts to protect his money bin from earthquakes leads to Terry Fermy, a land of earthquake creatures. Issue also has Gyro Gearloose in an untitled story and one-page text feature "All Washed-Up." Stories by Carl Barks. "Land Beneath the Ground" was one of the Uncle Scrooge comic book stories adapted into an episode of the 1980s Disney cartoon show "Duck Tales." Cover price $0.60. Whitman Publishing, 1972. Condition: Fine to Very Fine, slightly curled corners....More.

Item Code: WCOM01
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Full Color
See our website for more Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney.

Underground Comix


First Printing. Art by Robert Crumb. Collection of early Crumb sketches, concepts and doodles. Fifty cent cover price. Golden Gate/Kitchen Sink, 1973. Condition: Very Good. Bent corners and cover wear. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: WCOM05
Comic, 7x10, 68pg, b&w
See our website for more books with the work of R. Crumb.

Second Printing. This underground classic features cover art by both Rick Griffin and S. Clay Wilson - Tales include, "Wonder Warthog in 'Wonder Blows an Easy One'", "Captain Pissgums and his Pervert Pirates", " Mr. Natural", and more. Illustrated throughout with artwork by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin and Gilbert Shelton et al. Fifty cent cover price. Apex Novelties, 1969-72. Condition: Very Good. Curled corners and or cover wear. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: ZAP03R
Comic, 7x10, 48 pg., b&w

First Printing. This underground classic features cover art by Gilbert Shelton. Art and stories by Robert Williams, Robert Crumb, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, Charles Crumb, and Gilbert Shelton. Fifty cent cover price. Apex Novelties, 1968. Condition: Very Good. Curled corners, cover wear and water damage. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: ZAP06R
Comic, 7x10, 48 pg., b&w
We have many more books related to underground comics on our website.

Second Printing. Feature story stars the Armorkins in "Prisoners of Love", secondary story is "The Amazing Liver, A Space Pirate with Lots of Bile!", all by Larry S. Todd, back cover by Trina Robbins. Cover price $0.50. Company & Sons, 1971. Condition: Very Good. Curled corners, cover wear and water damage. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: WCOM03
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, b&w

Art and cover by Bob Powell. Sci-fi adventure giveaway offered with Inapak powdered drink mix. No relation to ME's later Space Ace title. In the far-off future year of 1982, a stowaway child helps Major Inapak defend Earth from an alien planet cleverly hidden behind Earth's moon. Major Inapak demonstrates household science experiments, including the many uses of Inapak chocolate-flavored powdered drink mix. Magazine Enterprises, 1951. Condition: Very Good/Fine. Curled corners and or cover wear....More.

Item Code: WCOM04
Comic, 7x10, 20pg, Full Color

Sherlock Holmes


By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Dan Day. The Adventure of The Beryl Coronet, script by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, art by Dan Day; Some missing jewelry leads Holmes and Watson to a new mystery. A short biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (part one) by Gordon Derry. Renegade, 1986....More.

Item Code: CASSH01
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, b&w

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Dan Day. The Case Of The Engineer's Thumb, script by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, art by Dan Day; An engineer who has lost a thumb starts Holmes and Watson on their next case. Renegade, 1986....More.

Item Code: CASSH05
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, b&w

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Art by Dan Day. A Scandal In Bohemia, script by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, art by Dan Day; A mysterious note from Bohemia leads to Holmes' next case. Renegade, 1987....More.

Item Code: CASSH08
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, b&w
Also available is Will Murray's Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

More Comics & Comic Sets


Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas and Stan Lee. Art by Gil Kane and Joe Maneely. Amazing Spider-Man #101, 1971: The dramatic debut of Morbius the Living Vampire! But the wallcrawler is even more spider-like than usual — because, in an effort to "cure" himself of his spider-powers, he's ended up with four extra limbs! Black Knight #1, 1955: Head back in time to the legendary days of King Arthur — as a young Stan Lee and celebrated artist Joe Maneely draw inspiration from history and myth to present one of the noblest warriors to ever wield a sword! Marvel, 2021. Out of print....More.

Item Code: AMBNP
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color

Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee et al. Art John Buscema et al.This special set contains all 10 comics from the True Believers #1: King in Black series, each reprinting the original keystone comics issue: The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 #194; Fantastic Four #52 & 245; Iron Man #149; Venom Super Special #1, 1995; Incredible Hulk #141 & 449, Thor #337, The Avengers #83; The Avengers #48. These stories range from the early 1960s to 1995, all the original stories. We love this early Marvel Age material, when our characters were still being tried and tested in new and exciting ways. These were published at $1 each cover price, but to make this work as a set, we've made them ten for $15. We cannot reorder these, so limited availability. Marvel, 2020. Out of print....More.

Item Code: TRKIBP
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
Also available is the True Believers Criminally Insane Set, jam packed with our favorite villains.

Closeout Price! Alex Ross cover. By Al Ewing. Art by Joe Bennett. Celebrating 750 issues of the Incredible Hulk! An all-new story in the tradition of the first tales of The Hulk from the sixties, with Bruce Banner unleashing the Hulk's might against..well, you'll see. Features several killer double page scenes, mixed with very surreal second plot, with an entirely different art style (kind of Moebius-like) that dovetails into the primary story in a very cool way. Something is wrong. Very wrong. And the Hulks wants out, now, from this surreal landscape. Marvel, 2020....More.

Item Code: IMMH33
Comic, 7x10, 54pg, Full Color
$5.99 $2.99
Also available with a variant cover by Joe Bennett [IMMH33V. $5.99, $2.99].

PLANET COMICS #1 Variant Meugniot
Almost Gone! Recommended. By Sean Russell. Art by Mike Vosburg, Brian Rogers, David Hutchison. Just in time for its 80th anniversary, Planet Comics is blasting off once again, with wonderful retro cover and three inspired new sci-fi stories. Spurt Hammond, the most outré character of the original run, is back in a Wally Wood/EC-inspired tale by Vosberg; Mark Fenton and Brian Rogers show what happens when a malfunction occurs at an orbital prison housing highly dangerous criminals in "Space Sucks", and "Subterfuge" is a nicely painted battle of wits between space cruser commanders, with robots and steampunkish art. Antarctic Press, 2020. Out of print....More.

Item Code: PLC01V
Comic, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color
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Collects Kona #2, 1962. Recommended. Cover & art by Sam Glanzman. One of the weirdest, wildest comics ever published is back! The strange hero known only as Kona befriends Dr. Henry Dodd, his daughter Mary, and his grandchildren Mason and Lily, after this group crashes their army surplus blimp on the prehistoric Pacific island that Kona calls home. Giant animals, monsters and much more! Originally published in 1962, this series has never before been collected. Bio and interview with Glanzman, who states Kona and Attu were his favorite books to illustrate. It's Alive!, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: KONA02
Comic, 7x10, 36pg, Partial Color
See our website for additional volumes of Kona, and stories by Sam Glanzman.

Signed! Artist's File Copy, from 2011. Recommended. By Tito Faraci. Art by Dan Brereton. The sheen of Hollywood's Rome is blasted away for this gritty, unflinching tale of an unsung commander in Caesar's Legions. In 52 BCE Gaul, Caesar's forces lay siege to the barbarian stronghold of Alesia in one of the biggest battles in history; nearby, another barbarian army prepares to attack the Romans from behind, led by the rebel Cammius, who once fought for Rome. Caesar dispatches his greatest general, Caius Rodius, to track through the untamed countryside and bring back the rebel's head. Who better to hunt Cammius than the man who taught him the very skills he now uses to defy Rome? Image Comics, 2011....More.

Item Code: LASTBS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 80pg, Full Color
See our website for more items by Dan Brereton, one of our most popular artists.

WONDER WOMAN 750 VARIANT 2010s Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Marguerite Bennett et al. Art by Elena Casagrande et al. An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess with Nine Complete Stories by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. New here are tales from Diana's past, present, and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! DC Comics, 2020....More.

Item Code: WW750JL
Soft Cover, 7x10, 96 pg, Full Color
$9.99 $5.99
Click here to see variant covers by J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Brian Bolland and others.

Five new stand-alone stories. By Raven Gregory, Nick Bermel et al. Art by Salavatore Cuffari, Daniel Maine et al. "Moonlight Running" with Liesel Van Helsing; "Vile Creatures;" "Underworld Rising" with Ares, God of War and Lord Hades; "Terror to Come" with Skye Mathers from Neverland; "End of An Era, Birth of a Legend," a duel of a female samurai assassin, a corrupt lord and his beautiful compatriot, a witch, which precedes the coming Shang #1. All-new, never-released short stories, leading into the future of all things Grimm! Zenescope, 2020....More.

Item Code: GRIMMU20
Comic, 7x10, 64pg, Full Color
More from the Grimm Universe on our website.

By Tom Sniegoski, Bill Willingham, Ramos and Cararo. Cover by Joe Linsner. Two Valentine's Day comic book specials: In a terrifying alternate reality, Dracula and Vampirella have wed and the world has been plunged into darkness. Humanity has become little more than cattle... and Red Sonja's greatest enemy becomes... her greatest admirer?!?! You thought Kulan Gath being evil was frightful, wait until you see him head-over-heels in loooove!!! Dynamite, 2021....More.

Item Code: VAMRSP
Comic, 7x10, 40pg ea, Full Color
See more Vampirella and Red Sonja on our website.

BETTIE PAGE #6 Comic Set
Closeout Price! Set of three variant covers—interior is the same. Recommended. By David Avallone and Esau Figueroa. Interior art by Colton Worley. A photo cover of Bettie in a swimsuit, in full color plus covers by Joseph Michael Linsner and by Scott Chantler. Bettie as a secret agent! She goes to the Cannes Film Festival! "Invasion of the Space Commies" isn't up for the Grand Prix, but that won't keep our plucky heroine from chasing spies on the French Riveria; after all, she starts the issue getting military training at boot camp! David Avallone and Esau Figueroa take you back to 1952, in the next installment of the Secret Diary of Bettie Page. Dynamite, 2017. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: BP06P
Soft Cover, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$11.99 $7.99
Many more items with Bettie can be found here.

Closeout Price! Set of four variant covers—interior is the same—by Butcher Billy, Sherman, Daniel, Timpano. Recommended. By Mike Carey. Art by Kenan Yarar. Barbarella is lost in a maze of Radically Unstable Space-Time, with Pulver Glain, his boys, and his smarter-than-smart gun Sally-Anne hot on her trail. But what's at the heart of the maze is a threat — and a miracle — that none of them are ready for. It's a space western, with the boys being gun-toting cowboys, but with strange creatures, like a giant purple dragon of sorts. And Barbarella goes into the past... Interview with series creator Todd Matthy. Great cover art. Dynamite, 2018. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: BAR07P
Comic, 7x10, 32pg ea, Full Color
$15.99 $7.99
Click here for many more Barbarella comic sets.

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