REVIEW: ‘Catalyst Prime: The Event’ Kicks Off Line With Explosive Drama

REVIEW: ‘Catalyst Prime: The Event’ Kicks Off Line With Explosive Drama

Free Comic Book Day this year put over 50 free issues out into the public sphere.  From publisher Lion Forge came Catalyst Prime: The Event, a one-shot prequel to each #1 in their new Catalyst Prime universe. Earlier this week, the universe started with #1 of Noble, which I also reviewed with great praise.  That said, I’m even more excited by this issue!  Introducing us to the other people caught up in ‘the Event’ — the destruction…

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Archie Comics Set for Impressive Free Comic Book Day Lineup

Archie Comics Set for Impressive Free Comic Book Day Lineup

Continuing on what has been a successful year so far, Archie Comics has unveiled their full plans for Free Comic Book Day. In addition to the previously announced gold-tier Riverdale prequel and the first issue of Betty & Veronica, Archie has a slew of creator meet and greets scheduled all across the country. For those lucky enough to be in LA this weekend, Riverdale showrunner himself, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will be at Golden Apple Comics (http://www.goldenapplecomics.com/) doing a signing. Full…

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CBLDF Announces FCBD Title

CBLDF Announces FCBD Title

The Comic Book Legal Defense fund announced that they will be releasing an free comic to held inform readers and creators about the rights they have with respect to the art form. The book, entitled “Help the CBLDF Defend Comics”, will be included with books from other publishers as a part of 2017’s Free Comic Book Day this May. [OFFICIAL SOLICIT] DEFEND COMICS FCBD 2017 COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (W/A) Jeffrey Brown & Various…

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Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

TOP STORIES FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016 Gendercrunching Analysis Shows DC Up, Marvel Down Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced Harry Potter Set to Make First Comics Appearance Disney Becomes First Studio to Pass $7 Billion in a Year Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic…

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First Look at Marvel’s All-New Wasp

First Look at Marvel’s All-New Wasp

With Free Comic Book Day only a few months away, we’re starting to see what titles will be available for the event. One of these new titles will feature the highly anticipated debut of the All-New Wasp who we now have a better look at thanks to one of the covers. The newly released Alex Ross cover for May’s All-New All-Different Avengers #9 by Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar, gives us our first official look at the All-New Wasp along…

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Archie Comics unveils FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles

Archie Comics unveils FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles

Publisher Archie Comics have released information regarding the titles they will have on offer during FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on May 7th. The first title will be a special reprint of the debut issue for the best-selling Archie. From comic heavyweights Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Archie #1 find our friends in Riverdale at the start of another school year. However, the residents of this small town feel like something is amiss, and America’s favorite…

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DC announces Free Comic Book Day offerings

DC announces Free Comic Book Day offerings

DC has announced their two offerings for this year’s Free Comic Book Day, set to take place on May 7th in comic book stores all over the world. In preparation for their villainous Suicide Squad hitting theaters on August 5th, Adam Glass and Marco Rudy are giving readers a crash course in exactly what lunacy can occur when Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the rest of DC’s lost souls get together to save the world. In DC Super Hero Girls #1, Shea…

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Free Comic Book Day 2014 Preview

Free Comic Book Day 2014 Preview

Every year since 2002, there has been Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday in May. On that day, both new and old fans can get free comics from big, small, and in-between publishers. Free Comic Book Day also coincides with the start of the summer movie season which has been dominated by comic book films lately. For example, Marvel is releasing a short Spider-Man story by Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott to tie in with…

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SUNDAY SERMON: Comic Book Shops and the Art of Community-Building

SUNDAY SERMON: Comic Book Shops and the Art of Community-Building

What makes a community? Keith Davidson wrote in Bleeding Cool’s FCBD magazine that “a comic shop is like a good community,” but I think he has it backwards. A good comic shop is a community. I’ve lived in a lot of places around the country, and I’ve frequented shops in all of them. As much as those who love the medium may rage against it, the truth is that is very difficult to find a…

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Eric’s and Joe’s Amazingly Superior Free Comic Book Day!

Eric’s and Joe’s Amazingly Superior Free Comic Book Day!

(Note: This article was co-written by Eric Santos and Joseph Torres; Joe’s text appears in italics.) Free comic book day is a day with many different facets; sure, we get free comics, but that’s not all there is to this glorious day that comics fans look forward to each and every year. This day is a gathering of the comic book community to unite and share their love of all things comic book related. This…

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