“Free Comic Book Day” is currently underway and I was on point at my local retailer of Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn nice and early to take advantage of the titles being offered before any of them ran out of the supply. Let’s head inside and start browsing and making some critical choices of what to fill our bag with.
Last month I did a quick overview of the titles that interested me the most and if you feel like checking that summary out just click HERE. Fortunately all of the issues that I wanted and then some were available. Let’s examine in visual together, I will not be saying much along the way.
As we are a few weeks away from the 2019 “Free Comic Book Day”, I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to talk up some of the issues that most interested me. Now I pretty much lean towards the superhero and science fiction titles if anything but as I glanced at the numerous free provisions that will be out there on that first Saturday in May, noticed some others that were a definite curiousity. I’ve snagged the images from the Official FCDB Website but if you want a deeper overview of what each title is about you should click over to them care of THIS LINK. My plan for this narrative is to group the issues into the “Must Have”, “Would Like To Have” and are “Somewhat Curious” about. Let’s go.
MUST HAVE: My “MUST” have list is a little longer than I anticipated for this years FCBD and of course I don’t know what my local retailer is limiting customers to. If I can snag “10” and these are all on the shelves I am good to go because with “Avengers” being a hot commodity thanks to the “Avengers: Endgame” film opening up soon this will likely disappear from the shelves. “Deadly Class” has a hot show, and “Spawn” is getting a new movie and who doesn’t love a little “Spider-Man” at the end of the day. A big list but that’s bound to happen.
We’re only a couple of more months away from the next exciting chapter in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Captain Marvel”. In order to get us even more amped up about the new film, the House Of Ideas will be releasing 10 brand-new comic books under their “True Believers” line. I’ve discussed these extensively at this point and cannot recommend them any more than I already have. With a $1 price tag on each of them, it’s a perfect way to not only introduce an impressionable young reader into the hobby but its also a cool way to have a few “reading copies” in a small box for you to peruse. Let’s take a look at the ten re-issues that focus on the Captain Marvel side of the fence. All issues run “32” pages with the exception of one that spans “40”.
The Press Release:
Introducing MARVEL SELECT, your essential Marvel reading list – and the volumes that answer the often-repeated question about Marvel collected editions: “Where do I start!?”
A series of graphic novels hand-picked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines and written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators, MARVEL SELECT provides readers with a collection of entry points into the Marvel Universe. These stand-alone volumes, which also serve as evergreen adventures about Marvel’s most well-known heroes, are perfect for retailers or librarians looking to create a core title offering for their readers!
Back in August, I shared the gaming trailer for the brand-new “Spider-Man” game that was coming out for the PS4 console. If you didn’t see that trailer post just click HERE so you are up to speed. Now, that games version of Spider-Man is joining the ranks of the Marvel Comics Universe with a brand-new series of his own. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
The fan-favorite and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man has taken the world by storm – and now the video game’s web-slinger is leaping into the pages of Marvel comics! Starting this March, all your favorite Spidey characters are presented in new and surprising scenarios as Peter Parker’s civilian and superhuman worlds collide in the game’s original, action-packed story!
After protecting his beloved New York City for eight years, Spidey finally has the opportunity to put Wilson Fisk behind bars for good. But removing the Kingpin from the mean streets of Manhattan has its own repercussions…as a new threat, the mysterious crime lord called Mister Negative, rises to fill the vacuum and threaten all that Peter holds dear, including the lives of not only his beloved Aunt May but also his former girlfriend, and current Daily Bugle investigative reporter, Mary Jane Watson. Continue reading Marvel’s “Spider-Man” Swings Into Comics for New Series in March→