Today was the first Saturday in May and that is a great day for fans of the comic book medium because its “Free Comic Book Day” and that means that participating retailers give their loyal customers a batch of comic books for nothing. I headed to my neighborhood comic shop of Galaxy Comics to see what was going on and it was nice to see the patrons picking up additional titles along with the free ones. Take a look at the shop from the entrance.
I snagged photos of some of the titles that were on the shelves for the sake of this post. There was a lot of great stuff for the taking that’s for sure. Every shop that participates does this differently and some places have a better selection than others but I am happy to report that the folks at Galaxy are on top of their game and have a whole lot for their patrons to choose from. Take a look at a few.
We are here in July my comic collecting friends and today is actually the fourth of July so I am glad to see a couple of this months first issue offerings are connected to the Captain America mythos. So not only is it the 2015 years halfway point, but its also the continuing presentation of the brand new “Secret Wars” storyline and this is going to change the very fabric of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Check out all of the new first issues that are coming out this month. Some are on the stands already for you to purchase while the rest are coming soon. With this month I also added a couple of second issues since they had the premise and artwork for me to share. Thanks Marvel. Let’s go.
Age of Apocalypse #1: His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse — and possibly all mutants, too!
The Press Release:
Marvel’s biggest names are getting small and shrinking down to size this June for a series of special variant covers! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce 15 ANT-SIZED VARIANT COVERS coming to some of June’s newest Marvel titles! Celebrate the highly anticipated release of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 17th alongside your favorite characters with these can’t miss covers! Look for ANT-SIZED VARIANTS coming to these Marvel titles throughout the month of June:
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The Press Release:
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Just in time for 2015’s Secret Wars, catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel history before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015! Enter the world of Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, the critically-acclaimed ICON series Powers and many more with the first chapters of these top-selling collections – each for the suggested retail price of $1! Continue reading Marvel Announces $1 “True Believers” Reprint Program→