Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday's Headlines - May 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

The Gold-level titles for the 2018 Free Comic Book Day event have been announced by Diamond Comic Distributors. Look for more to be announced leading up to the May 5, 2018 event.

RIVERDALE #6
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Photo
Set in the same universe as the hit CW series, this reprint issue of Riverdale #6, gives us a peek into all the secrets Pop Tate overhears in his day-to-day business, told through four vignettes in four different booths! Reprint.
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC    FREE

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL
(W) Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott (A) Diego Galindo (CA) Jamal Campbell
Featuring an all-new, original Power Rangers story exclusive to this Free Comic Book Day issue that ties into the “Power Rangers: Shattered Grid” storyline in the pages of BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers comic series! Zordon turns to the Morphin Masters for help in the Power Rangers’ darkest hour as they battle Lord Drakkon — an evil version of Tommy, the Green Ranger, from an alternate reality — as he threatens every Ranger in all of existence.
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC    FREE!


OVERWATCH/BLACK HAMMER
(W) Andrew Robinson & Various  (A) Kate Niemczyk, Wilfredo Torres (CA) Kate Niemczyk
Two different worlds, two compelling tales! In Overwatch, agent Zarya is sent to eliminate an elusive hacker, and she is at her wit’s end. She reluctantly teams up — and butts heads — with an omnic hacker. As they hone in on their target, Zarya realizes that she will have to reassess her worldview about omnics. Then, in the world of Black Hammer, but a thousand years in the future, a collection of teenage superheroes, inspired by the legendary heroes of Black Hammer Farm, are determined to solve the riddle of what happened to those last great heroes of the twentieth century.
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC    FREE!


TOP SECRET GOLD BOOK
A special, top secret project too big to announce! Check back in with the February issue of PREVIEWS and at freecomicbookday.com for future updates!
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC    FREE!


TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0
(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Not a whimper, nor a bang-the end comes with a squall of entropy shrieking from the ravenous maw of death itself. The message is clear: Unicron has arrived. The Transformers lock into a desperate bid to save Rom’s homeworld from the world-killer — but why has Unicron chosen this world on his path to Cybertron... and Earth? The biggest story in the history of Transformers starts now: for Unicron’s arrival can mean nothing less than the end of a universe.
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC    FREE!
DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL SPOTLIGHT
(W) Paul Benjamin & Various
(A) Amy Mebberson & Various (CA) Amy Mebberson
The FCBD edition of Joe Books’s best-selling Disney Princess comic puts the spotlight on Ariel for the very first time! Collecting both new and fan-favorite strips, this exclusive comic book will contain giggles aplenty as everyone’s favorite mermaid seeks out sunken treasure, tries to figure out human gadgets and gizmos, and embarks on new adventures with Flounder and Sebastian. Featuring FCBD exclusive cover artwork drawn by Disney Princess artist Amy Mebberson.
Rating: ALL-AGES
32pgs, FC    FREE

DOCTOR WHO #0
(W/A) Top Secret (CA) Photo
The all-new Doctor Who starts here! Don’t miss out on Titan's colossal plans for 2018. Everything begins in this amazing #0 issue! Featuring the first chapter in the new Tenth and Eleventh Doctor sagas, by new creative teams too electrifying to spoil here, plus tantalizing glimpses from across the Doctor Who comics universe, including your first look at the Thirteenth Doctor in comics! Perfect for new readers and long-term fans alike, this is the ultimate jumping on point!
Rating: ALL-AGES
32pgs, FC    FREE!


POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON / POKÉMON: HORIZON
(W) Tenya Yabuno, Hidenori Kusaka (A/CA) Satoshi Yamamoto
Pokémon Horizon: Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his dream of becoming a Pokémon Trainer and learning the amazing Z-move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes even more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped! Pokémon Sun & Moon: Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry!
Rating: ALL-AGES
32pgs, B&W    FREE!