We are rapidly approaching the first Saturday in May which means that it is almost Free Comic Book Day! I will be celebrating in a new city and am curious how things are going to flow, but at the end of the day I am going to enjoy free comics and support my local comic book store. Here are my most wanted books and to find a store near you click here.
Year of Valiant 2022 – I will admit that I have fallen behind on the Valiant universe and have been a bit underwhelmed by their foray into the movie theaters, but I feel it is time to revisit some amazing characters. This book features original stories for Bloodshot, Archer and Armstrong and Ninjak. It is rated Teen so you may want to keep some younger eyes off of these titles.
Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters – This is a reprint of a fantastic all-ages series that centers around Rainbow’s quest for her missing sister, Jonna. There are mysterious monsters that appeared right around the time of her disappearance who are now roaming all over. Volume two came out recently and it is a great time to introduce this story to your younger readers.
Fuzzy Baseball – This book is a fantastic example about why I love Free Comic Book Day. I don’t know if I would normally explore a topic like this, but it has animals, baseball, ninjas and robots all in one title. I enjoy all of those things and this is from John Steven Gurney who illustrated the Bailey School Kids books in addition to some other amazing titles.
Avengers X-Men – Not to leave out any of the big studios, this title had me on board when I saw it included a story from Gerry Duggan. It is the set-up for the big summer event, and while I am typically not too interested in the big events, they do manage to find their way to my shelves at home and I am entertained in the end.
10 Ton Tales – This book promises a modern day Gumby and Pokey, a story about a freed Genie and the people who attempt to enslave him once again in his oil lamp, and a prequel to an upcoming Foo Fighters autobiographical comic that features Dave Grohl between his time with Nirvana and before the Foo Fighters were formed.
There are so many other amazing books. See the full line-up here, and consider buying something when you enjoy Free Comic Book day because the books are free for us, but not participating stores. They foot the bill to allow us to enjoy the wonderful world of comics.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev — comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.