FCBD 2016: Read It Or Leave It?: Silver Titles, Part Three



NOBROW - HILDA FCBD 2016HILDA AND THE STONE FOREST FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: NOBROW PRESS
(W/A/CA) Luke Pearson
In the first Free Comic Book Day offering from Nobrow, the Eisner-nominated Luke Pearson tells the story of intrepid young Hilda’s first adventure in the mysterious Stone Forest. Get ready for the body-swapping-est adventure this side of Freaky Friday! And keep your eyes peeled for Wiz and Mug, on their way to their next round of Fantasy Sports!
Rating: All Ages
Hilda’s a girl who has interesting adventures.
There’s also Akissi, a young girl in Cote d’Ivoire, having the usual adventures kids have.
And Fantasy Sports, which is fantasy mixed with sports, and magic, and quests!
Grab it!

ONI PRESS - JUNIOR BRAVES FCBD 2016JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Greg Smith, Michael Tanner (A/CA) Zach Lehner
The Junior Braves Free Comic Book Day edition features a 24-page excerpt from Book 1 of the hit Oni Press survival horror Young Adult series! Perfect for readers who are a little too young for The Walking Dead, this zombie apocalypse epic follows a plucky band of scouts as they navigate the end of the world with only their combined smarts, teamwork, and good old fashioned camping skills at their disposal. And even then, they’ve still got other survivors to contend with! Will Tribe 65 make it out alive?
Rating: All Ages
Scouts return from camping, to find their hometown overrun with zombies. Do they have the activity badges and ingenuity to survive the ordeal?  Nicely told in two-color printing, a fun teaser to the bigger book!

BENITEZ - LADY MECHANIKA 0 FCBD 2016LADY MECHANIKA #0 FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) Joe Benitez (A/CA) Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald
Introduce new readers to this best-selling series, remarkably successful with female readers as well as fans of the popular “steampunk” genre! This special FCBD issue includes the original 14-page one-shot – introducing Lady Mechanika, a young woman in Victorian England with mechanical limbs and no memory of how she got them, searching desperately for the secrets to her past – plus excerpts from two Lady Mechanika trade paperbacks, on sale by FCBD!
Rating: Teen
Steampunk cyborg, nicely rendered, well told.

FCBD March 2016MARCH TRILOGY SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (A/CA) Nate Powell
Top Shelf celebrates Free Comic Book Day with 32 pages of excerpts from March Book One, Book Two, and Book Three (coming summer 2016). The first graphic novel from a sitting member of Congress, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and American icon. John Lewis rose from humble beginnings to become a national leader of the civil rights movement. This is his story, from an Alabama farm to the March on Washington and beyond, co-written by Andrew Aydin and brought to astonishing life by Nate Powell in a graphic novel trilogy.
Rating: Teen
Three excerpts from the three volumes (which includes a sneak peek from Volume 3)! John Lewis contemplates breaking the color line at Troy State, attends the March on Washington, and gets arrested in Selma. Grab this to hand to those who scoff at reading comics, and check out the graphic novels if you haven’t read them yet!

FCBD First Devils Due 2016DEVIL’S DUE/1FIRST COMICS MIXTAPE FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
In this collection of short stories, we introduce new, never before seen Squarriors characters, reveal an original story of Mercy Sparx’s youth from the world of Sheol as a prelude to Mercy Sparx: Year One, a short story featuring Badger vs. everyone’s favorite shirtless world leader, and wrap with the Public Relations short “How to Dragon Your Train,” where a train derailment PR disaster goes bad when a team of hungry dragons are sent to airlift out the victims.
Rating: Teen
Mercy Sparx as a cute little kid! Badger meets Putin, two tribes style! Squirrels fight squirrels! And I don’t know how to describe “Public Relations”… except it’s a workplace comedy in a fantasy setting?
Pick this up… First is doing some fun crazy stuff, like “tadpole furries”.

DRAWN & QUARTERLY - MOONCOP FCBD 2016MOONCOP: A TOM GAULD SAMPLER FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W/A/CA) Tom Gauld
Penned by the cartoonist of Goliath and You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, this FCBD offering features an exclusive excerpt from Tom Gauld’s all-new graphic novel Mooncop, plus a selection of short humor strips. Mooncop details the deadpan day-to-day adventures of the last policeman on the colonized moon. Support good comics and see why Tom Gauld has regular comics in the Guardian, New York Times and the New Yorker! It’s simple: he’s brilliant and funny.
Rating: All Ages
Tom Gauld. Quite possibly the best discovery from this year’s FCBD! Wry humor.

IMAGE - ODDLY NORMAL FCBD 2016ODDLY NORMAL CHAPTER ONE FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Otis Frampton
Explore the magical land of Fignation this Free Comic Book Day with Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair – a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that being a little different doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her 10th birthday, Oddly blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, she must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance. Join beloved cartoonist Otis Frampton and the delightful Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through this vibrant world!
Rating: All Ages
The synopsis says it all. This is the first chapter, and the book looks fun! Image has finally figured out kids comics!

GEMSTONE - COMIC BOOK MARKET FCBD 2016OVERSTREET’S COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE FCBD 2016 EDITION

Publisher: GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) Robert M. Overstreet, J. C. Vaughn
Whether you’re talking about new comics or classic back-issues, comic books are driving pop culture. Find out why as Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace takes a look at the top 10 highest selling comics ever, as well as the worlds of cosplay, original comic art and movie posters! From Will Eisner’s The Spirit to the “Mr. Fixit”-era Incredible Hulk artwork of Jeff Purves, and more, CBM has the insights! Cover by John K. Snyder III.
Rating: All Ages
Yes, Gemstone is still in business, publishing the Overstreet Guides, and this magazine? No comics, just news and articles.


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