Free Comic Book Day 2019 is the perfect chance to swing into the Marvel Universe with all-new stories and exciting adventures alongside some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! Marvel has revealed the creative team for FCBD Spider-Man/Venom #1 – the story that might just become the most ordered and most sought out single issue in the entire history of FCBD!
Everyone knows Miles Morales, who rose to fame in Marvel’s acclaimed animated sensation Into The Spider-Verse – and with a second feature film arriving this year, Peter Parker will once again suit up to save the world with his web-slinging super powers! In a special FCBD story, creators Tom Taylor, Saladin Ahmed, and Cory Smith take these superstar heroes of the Spider-Verse in a shocking new direction, with a story that will build to one of Marvel’s most fantastic and epic tales later this year!
And prepare for absolute terror within the pages of FCBD, as the Venom story by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman sets the stage for what will become one of the most fearsome events in the Marvel Universe…
Nearly a year after the epic red-hot arc of the Red Goblin, Venom’s dynamic creative team is bringing you a story that’s been brewing since classic Spider-Man tales like Amazing Spider-Man #252, The Spectacular Spider-Man #90, Marvel Team-Up #141 – a saga so big and so absolutely action-packed, it will deliver the most dramatic story in all of FCBD history! Fans will be well aware by the summer of 2019 that “everyone is a target”…and this May, Marvel invites you to experience the threat for yourself!
Script: Roye Okupe Art: Sunkanmi Akinboye, Raphael Kazeem Cover: Sunkanmi Akinboye In-Store Date: May 4, 2019 32-page, full color comic FREE Item Code: JAN190051
Malika, warrior queen and military commander of the 15th-century Azzazian Empire, has been flung into the year 2025, a dangerous future she’s struggling to understand. After years of moving in the shadows, she’s forced out of hiding by a sinister plot that spans the centuries. Malika journeys to Egypt to retrieve the FireFrost stone, a relic that holds the combined power of two ancient dragons, from the hands of an absolute evil! MALIKA series creator Roye Okupe and artists Sunkanmi Akinboye and Raphael Kazeem bring you an all-new story for Free Comic Book Day full of superhero action inspired by African history and culture!
Free Comic Book Day 2019 is the perfect chance to dive deep into the Marvel Universe with new stories and exciting adventures alongside some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators – and this year, Marvel is bringing you the biggest and boldest stories yet!
Fresh off its 2018 GEM award win for Best Free Comic Book Day Book (FCBD 2018 Avengers Captain America), Marvel has revealed the creative team and cover for FCBD Avengers #1!
A story by industry superstars Jason Aaron and Stefano Caselli sets the stage of the main Avengers series just in time for Marvel’s highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, while an all-new thrilling tale from Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato creates one of the most dynamic, and deadly versions of the Avengers ever – stay tuned to learn more!
In addition to the comic, select retailers will receive FREE Avengers promo buttons highlighting the dynamic and stunning cover art from FCBD Avengers #1 by Ed McGuinness, available while supplies last!
Keep an eye on Marvel for more Free Comic Book Day announcements in the days to come!
DC announced today the publisher will showcase its upcoming young reader imprints – DC Ink (YA) and DC Zoom (middle grade) – at this year’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday, May 4, 2019. DC’s free comic book offerings will include early looks at Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale (DC Ink) and Dear Justice League (DC Zoom).
Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale FCBD Special Edition will serve as DC’s Gold Title at the annual event and will feature a free chapter from the upcoming YA original graphic novel by The New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle and artist Isaac Goodhart. The full graphic novel is slated to hit stores everywhere books are sold on May 7, 2019.
This FCBD special edition will also include a sneak preview of DC Ink’s upcoming Teen Titans: Raven graphic novel by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kami Garcia and fan-favorite artist Gabriel Picolo which will hit shelves on July 2, 2019.
DC’s FCBD silver comic book will be a kids title featuring two exclusive free chapters from Dear Justice League, an original graphic novel for middle graders from The New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop and artist Gustavo Duarte. The DC Zoom graphic novel is slated to hit stores everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019 and the early FCBD special edition will feature two excerpts starring Superman and Hawkgirl.
For complete descriptions of DC’s 2019 FCBD titles, see below:
UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Gold Title)
When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. From The New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle (ttfn, ttyl) and artist Isaac Goodhart, comes a story about a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City. This FCBD special edition features a chapter from DC Ink’s upcoming original graphic novel, UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE plus a sneak peek at TEEN TTIANS: RAVEN, another DC Ink graphic novel by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo.
DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Silver Title)
The greatest Super Heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans–kids! Courtesy of Michael Northrop, The New York Times bestselling author ofTombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte, DC’s iconic Super Heroes find time to answer questions both big and small when they are not busy saving the world. Their honest and humorous responses will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid. This FCBD special edition features two chapters starring Superman and Hawkgirl from DC Zoom’s upcoming original graphic novel, DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Titan Comics has announced writer Brenden Fletcherwill be joining the superstar Robotechcomics team of Simon Furman and Hendry Prasetya on the deck of the SDF-1 for continuing Robotech adventures – based on the legendary ‘80s sci-fi animation by Harmony Gold.
Kicking off with a special primer issue on Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Saturday May 4, 2019), fans can expect this special edition to shine a spotlight on unseen events and major hints of things to come, as the Robotech series charges up for an all-new spectacular storyline called Event Horizon.
Robotech joins Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor as the second of Titan’s two Free Comic Book Day offerings.
Are you ready for two stories that are fun for all ages? Dark Horse will feature stories from Mojang AB and Microsoft’s MinecraftandDisney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2 for their Free Comic Book Day Silver offering on May 4, 2019! The comic features a gorgeous cover from artist Cassie Anderson.
First, in the world of Minecraft, a heartless griefer runs rampant, but she discovers her actions end up having real world consequences. Writer Hope Larson and artist Meredith Gran bring the world of Minecraft to life in this exciting new story based on the worldwide gaming phenomenon.
Then, in Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are ready for a date night, but when someone is up to no good, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are determined that this villain will not ruin their parents’ night off! Writer Cavan Scott, artists from Kawaii Creative Studio, colorist Dan Jackson, and Comicraft join forces to give fans a real treat with this new story based on the highest grossing animated feature of all time in North America!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Dark Horse encourages its fans to visit their local comic shops on May 4, 2019 to participate in this wonderful event!
Visit your local comic shop May 4, 2019, for Free Comic Book Day! Dark Horse delivers tales from two diverse worlds in their FCBD Gold Offering featuring Netflix’s Stranger Things and a spooky trip into Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Eisner Award-winning series Black Hammer with a cover by Chun Lo.
In Stranger Things, writer Jody Houser and artist Ibrahim Moustafa bring the adventuring party back together after Eleven’s disappearance, as Nancy and Steve find a way to lift the spirits of a despondent Mike. Perhaps all it takes is a roll of the dice. Then, in the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series creator Jeff Lemire, guest writer Ray Fawkes, and artist David Rubín, take the reader on an EC-style tour through Madame Dragonfly’s mysterious Cabin of Horrors to witness two groups of brand-new Black Hammer heroes from the past!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their shops.
On Free Comic Book Day 2019, SBI Press delivers their next installment of Starburns Presents. This year’s edition will include special previews of Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia, Nasquatch, Hellicious Presents: Pick Your Perdition, Gryffen, B-Squad, and A Whole New Set of Problems by 30 Rock‘s Josh Fadem!
Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia
Written by Ed Kuehnel & Matt Entin Art by Dan Schkade Colors by Marissa Louise
SBI Press will publish the no-holds-barred, action-comedy sci-fi series from writers Matt Entin and Ed Kuehnel (Valiant Hearts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Lumberjack Man), artist Dan Schkade (Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters), colorist Marissa Louise (Spell on Wheels, Mystery Girl) and letterer Dave Lanphear (Shirtless Bear-Fighter, Quantum & Woody).
Inspired by the colorful days of 1980s pro-wrestling, the six-issue mini-series kicks off when disgruntled professional wrestler “Rock ‘n Roll” Rory Landell declares himself “galactic champion of the universe”, which a hostile planet of wrestling aliens takes as a declaration of war from Planet Earth.
Written by CW Cooke and Kelly Williams Art by Kelly Williams
Nasquatch is the story of Nas and Denny, two disparate souls brought together by racing, cars, and a love of the outdoors. Also, Nas is a sasquatch who is an unbelievable driver and Denny lives in a trailer park and just wants a better life.
Nasquatch will be a digital-first comic book series launching in 2019, first appearing in the pages of the Starburns Presents Free Comic Book Day issue from SBI Press and going from there digitally and eventually seeing print in trade paperback format.
Written by Eben Burgoon Art by Michael Calero
Following the missions of a squad of misfit mercenaries that range from pop-culture riffs to cut from whole cloth oddity — the expendable mercs just never seem to catch a break and face the Thanksgiving leftovers of upper-tier mercenary groups. The debut effort revisits Burgoon’s story made with artist Lauren Monardo which was originally released in early 2013. “Conspiracy in Cambodia” sees B-Squad head to Cambodia as they are tasked with protecting free-range cadre of “mugwai” from a group of radicalized hipsters poaching the furry critters for unknown gain.
Each “mission” of B-Squad will be released in a giant-size format and feature a Saturday Morning Cereal style collection of “tangent comics” including Burgoon’s newest series “Tiny Wizards” and Michael Calero’s “Monster Safari” as well as expansive activities, games, and magazine content that will remind people of dentist-office staples like Highlights magazine and ZooBooks.
Hellicious Presents: Pick Your Perdition
Written by A.C. Medina and Mina Elwell Art by Kit Wallis and Trevor Richardson
Continuing Hellicious with its first spin off book, Pick Your Perdition #1: Seeking Briggy, will be an interactive comic set in the world of Hellicious. Following the untimely demise of goth rocker, Briggy Bundy, his surviving band has been left with a great big iconic lead singer-sized hole in their lives which they desperately need to fill. You, the reader, will become the new frontman of Briggy Bundy’s band, but the fans aren’t interested in change and will only accept the original Briggy. To succeed, you will need the help of Briggy himself and all the supernatural powers to intercede on your behalf.
FCBD 2019’s edition of “Starburns Presents” will also feature an excerpt of the upcoming digital first series, Gryffen, written by Ben Kahn and illustrated by Bruno Hidalgo, of Heavenly Blues fame and Josh Fadem of 30 Rock will present a sneak peek of his book A Whole New Set of Problems. Fadem’s book will be a collection of humor shorts in the style of Shel Silverstein, but more in line with the offbeat humor of Starburns Industries Press. In Gryffen, humanity has taken to the stars, and crushed it in an iron fist. The most powerful and tyrannical faction of humans call themselves the Sovereign Reach. But one captain has had enough, and they’re willing to burn down the universe to destroy their own kind. Cpt. Lyla Gryffen, driven insane and branded a traitor, recruits a crew of mad scientists and rogue officers to steal a ship and achieve their singular philosophy: introduce rapid, unchecked technological progress with the explicit aim of destabilizing the entire galactic society. Chasing Gryffen is Admiral Rosalind Hunter, a ruthless soldier who will protect the Reach’s stability at any cost. It’s a race to the edge of the universe as these iron wills clash.
AfterShock Comics will release of an all-new, fully illustrated tale from the critically-acclaimed world of Animosity, written by title creator Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Elton Thomasi with cover by Rafael De Latorre.
Debuting on Free Comic Book Day in May 2019, Animosity Tales is an extension of the dystopian world of Animosity, which is currently being adapted for the big screen by Legendary Entertainment, and brings readers intertwined tales of three lives and a date with destiny amid a black comedy apocalypse where animals take revenge.
Animosity plans to run an advertising and marketing campaign which hopes to achieve Free Comic Book Day’s goal, getting readers into comic shops and transforming them into comic readers.
The comic will also featured revised and updated pages from World of Animosty plus a preview of an all-new AfterShock title debuting in the spring.
BOOM! Studios has announced Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship FBCD Special, an all-new comic book arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day which takes placeMay 4th, 2019.
Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship FBCD Special exclusively presents the first chapter of the all new original graphic novel reuniting the acclaimed Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass team of writer Lilah Sturges and artist polterink. When the Lumberjanes discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas, they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world…by impersonating the ‘Janes themselves and taking over Camp! To reclaim their identities, the ’Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are…and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.