Publisher: UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC(W) Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan (A) Edwin Huang & Various (CA) Edwin HuangFeaturing the cast of the all-new Street Fighter V, Capcom’s biggest video game of 2016! The new challengers from Street Fighter V make their first appearance in UDON’s comics, as they collide with classic World Warriors in three new stories! This special one-shot is not to be missed by any Street Fighter fan!
Publisher: TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS(W) Mike Raicht, Brian Smith (A/CA) Charles Paul WilsonTh3rd World Studios is proud to announce the return of the New York Times best-selling series, The Stuff of Legend, with this sneak peek into the much anticipated Volume 5, launching May 11th. In “A Call to Arms”, our band of toys have been left scattered across the Dark in the aftermath of the Boogeyman’s deceit, and they must pull themselves together or risk losing their boy forever. Also included is the original The Stuff of Legend story that started it all – allowing new readers a glimpse of the adventure that awaits our brave toys as they venture through their boy’s closet…
Rating: All Ages
Publisher: NEW ENGLAND COMICS(W) Jeff McClelland (A) Duane Redhead, Ian Nichols (CA) Duane RedheadThe Tick celebrates FCBD 2016 with 32 pages of full-color comic book fun! In the all-new lead story, “The Council of Ticks”, The Tick and Arthur discover that dimensional rifts have allowed dozens of different Ticks from alternate universes and realities to congregate in the “real” world! It’s hard enough to hide and feed a hundred Ticks…. but an even bigger challenge rears its literally ugly head when a 50-foot tall Thrakkorzog breaks through the dimensional barrier! Can even a warehouse-full of multi-dimensional Ticks confront such a menacing… er, menace!? Plus, two back-up stories, including an all-new story with art by Ian Nichols! Great for fans new and old!
Rating: All Ages
Publisher: VIZ MEDIA LLC(W) One, Kouhei Horikoshi (A) Yusuke Murata, Kouhei Horikoshi (CA) Kouhei Horikoshi, Yusuke MurataNothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem – he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! He is the One-Punch Man! Also: What would the world be like if 80% of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20% percent who were born Quirkless?
Publisher: BLACK MASK COMICS(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Matt Pizzolo (A) Various (CA) Amancay NahuelpanHere’s what you’ll find on Black Mask’s “Mixtape” for FCBD 2016… SIDE A: We Can Never Go Home: “Dead Set On Destruction”-Madison is dangerous. And a little danger is all Morgan and Dale ever wanted. This story bridges the gap between WCNGH Vol. 1 and the upcoming new series. SIDE B: Young Terrorists: “Me Against The World”-Sera learns the hard way you can’t build an army without fighting a few (hundred) cops. Welcome to The Sovereign State of Greater Detroit!
Rating: Mature Readers
Publisher: ASPEN MLT INC(W) J. T. Krul, Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Jordan GundersonThe crossover event every Aspen fan has been waiting for has finally arrived! Aspen Matthews is a woman of two worlds, the one above and the one below. Now, both worlds face certain annihilation at the hands of a supreme being from another universe – the Soulfire Universe! Prepare to experience the Worlds of Aspen as you’ve never seen before as Michael Turner’s flagship creations, Fathom and Soulfire come crashing together for the first time ever! And the results will be nothing short of a new Aspen Universe altogether! This. Changes. Everything.
Rating: All Ages
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