52 Free Comic Book Day titles!
If you’re lucky, your store will give you a bundle of comics!
But more likely, you’ll have a limit… both in time (what? this isn’t the line for the 12:15 showing for RBG?) and number.
What should you grab? Depends on what you like, for starters. But also, you should try something new. That’s the whole idea, to get new readers.
I’m not a critical reviewer of comics. I don’t study themes, or motifs, or symbolism. I just want a good story, preferably something that either gives an instant reaction, or is memorable. I’ve read almost every Free Comic Book Day issue from the past 17 years (approximately 800 issues?), and here’s what I enjoyed this year.
There were a lot of finalists, so I’ll place the next-best-things at the end, in the Honorable Mentions section.
Here are my top five titles
(the top ten percent!)
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
Ask me anything!