Are you jazzed up for sequential art christmas AKA Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)? In less than 24 hours, you yourself can be roaming from store to store picking up free books and shopping the sales foot traffic like FCBD guarantees will be on at participating shops, which you can find here. Don’t know what to check out? How about a free sample before your free comic hunting begins? We’ve got art from the FCBD issues of two popular Titan Comics titles: Doctor Who and Assassin’s Creed.
First up, let’s check out some Whovian wonder with a little Doctor tapas. Beat staffer Torsten Adair put this issue, which features mini-stories from all the Doctors with ongoing Titan titles, in his top five for all of FCBD 2016.
First up, the Ninth Doctor and his dream team companions Rose and Jack:
Next, we have the Tenth Doctor’s spooky shenanigans:
But let’s not forget the Eleventh Doctor and his companions, one of whom is a bit sick of 11’s monologuing:
Finally, Twelve gets a little face time with everyone’s favorite Doctor fangirl Osgood:
Artists and writers who contributed to the four Doctor FCBD issue are: Nick Abadzis, Robbie Morrison, Cavan Scott, Si Spurrier, Rob Williams, Eleonora Carlini, Rachael Stott, Simon Fraser, and Mariano Laclaustra.
Want to get your copy signed by one of the artists? Stop by Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, NY on the day after FCBD — May 8th — from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm to meet Simon Fraser.
Happen to be reading this post across the pond from Stately Beat Manor? UK Whovians can stop by the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on FCBD — May 7th — at 1:00pm to catch writers Cavan Scott and Rob Williams, as well as cover artist Rachael Stott and get them to sign your FCBD special issue.
Are you also a fan of the century-spanning tale that makes up Assassin’s Creed? Check out the two story special featuring shorts by the creative teams of ‘Creed and ‘Creed: Templars: Fred Van Lente, Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Wellington Alves and Dennis Calero.
US fans of the series can catch Dennis Calero and Fred Van Lente at LEVEL UP in the Hamilton Mall in New Jersey. Click here for more details.
And if you’re at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore in the UK, you can meet artist Neil Edwards who’ll be signing there at 1PM along with the Doctor Who team.
Check out more FCBD goodness from Torsten with his wrap up on titles available at all participating FCBD stores, as well as those only available at select store locations so cross your fingers and visit multiple retailers for your best chance at finding them.
Happy comic hunting!