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Free Comic Book Day 2017 Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced

This year, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) features a whole new selection of 38 Silver Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry's most anticipated annual event taking place Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall--12 Gold Sponsor comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics--to provide fans a wide range of stories from which to choose and discover new genres and publishers. This year's Silver Sponsor comics include Fresh off the Boat, Buffy: The High School Years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob, Barbie, and more.

"We're thrilled to see the range of titles with this year's Free Comic Book Day," said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Michael Moccio. "Free Comic Book Day is one of the most celebrated days in the industry. When so many people introduce family and friends to comics and their local comic shop for the first time, it's important the titles reflect that varied interests of people coming to stores. We believe this is going to be one of the best Free Comic Book Days yet and we're excited for everyone to experience it!"

A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, including the 12 Gold Sponsor comic books and 38 Sponsor comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 28th, 2016. They can also be viewed online at www.freecomicbookday.com.


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FCBD SILVER 


ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
FCBD 2017 MIRACULOUS ILLUS TALES LADY BUG & CAT NOIR
(W) Bryan Seaton & Various (A/CA) Brian Hess

An all-new, never-before-seen, original illustrated story, featuring Ladybug and Cat Noir! This is the start of the all new illustrated monthly series of Miraculous by Action Lab. (STL037813)

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
UNDERDOG — FCBD 2017 EDITION

There's no need to fear, Underdog is here! American Mythology is proud to announced our follow-up to the 2016 Pink Panther FCBD special with another beloved kids comic! Underdog is back and aimed at introducing a new generation of readers to all-ages fun! (STL036382)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
STEAM WARS: STRIKE LEADER — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A) Joe Wight

The Free Realms are crumbling under the Crimson Empire's mighty sky dreadnoughts. A small band of Free pilots have gathered for a desperate mission, but their bravery and skill is not enough. They must use an untested, secretly developed fighter to strike back against these terrifying ironclads, or be crushed forever by tyranny. (STL036363)

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
SONIC: GENESIS OF A HERO — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin (CA) Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin

Sonic is back for Free Comic Book Day! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic! (STL035990) NOTE: Not available in Australia and New Zealand.

AUTOMATIC PICTURES

THE LOOKING GLASS WARS: CROSSFIRE — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Frank Beddor, Curtis Clark (A) Sami Makkonen (CA) Vincent Proce

Queen Alyss Heart of Wonderland faces great difficulty as she fends off assaults from rival suit families while struggling to prevent with the tribes of Boarderland. No longer sure whom to trust, she turns to disgraced rogue millinery Ovid Grey to uncover a conspiracy that threatens both Wonderland and our world. (STL036385)

BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
LADY MECHANIKA — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Joe Benitez (A/CA) Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald

Introduce new readers to this steampunk bestseller, which has been remarkably successful with female readers as well as fans of the popular steampunk genre, with this FCBD special that 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 the Lady Mechanika trades and comics! (STL036296)

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Jay Lender, James Kochalka (A) Jacob Chabot, James Kochalka (CA) R. Sikoryak

Once again United Plankton will present a full issue of original stories by the great crew of SpongeBob Comics cartoonists. The lead story will feature Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob excited at the prospect of a comic book giveaway — but their plans go awry. Plus other stories by James Kochalka, Maris Wicks, and more. (STL036287)

BOOM! STUDIOS
FRESH OFF THE BOAT — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Gene Luen Yang

Boasting 10 million viewers, the critically acclaimed family comedy series Fresh Off the Boat (Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC) comes to the world of comics for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Fresh Off the Boat is the story of a Taiwanese-American family living in Orlando in the 1990s and comically explores themes of immigration, assimilation, and identity. BOOM! Studios teams with producers 20th Century Fox Television and the creative team of Fresh Off the Boat to capture the show’s authentic spirit and humor in comic form. Watch for this comic to be written into a storyline in a Spring episode of the TV series, then pick up a copy on Free Comic Book Day! (STL037748)

CHAPTERHOUSE COMICS

CAPTAIN CANUCK — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Jay Baruchel & Various (A) Marcus To & Various (CA) David Finch

"Sur Saray" is a Year One story set during Tom Evans' time serving in the Afghanistan war. Tom has returned to active duty after going AWOL to rescue his brother from Site ALEPH, but his unit, the PCE Squad is folded into an unscrupulous mercenary platoon. Frustrated by the injustices he's witnessing on a daily basis, Tom begins slipping away by night, using his new powers to right the street-level wrongs the military is too unwieldy to effectively address. This tale is the perfect lead-in to the much-anticipated return of Captain Canuck in his own regular series later in May 2017. (STL036383)

DARK HORSE COMICS
FCBD 2017 DARK HORSE ALL AGES BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL & PVZ
(W) Kel McDonald, Paul Tobin (A) Yishan Li, Rachel Downing (CA) Yishan Li

In our 2017 all-ages offering, you'll thrill to a monster-slaying, citizen-saving adventure with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girl's confidence — and her ability to have high-school fun. #SlayerStruggleIsReal. Then, your favorite plants and zombies will take a time-traveling journey to the past, where they run into a devious sheriff. If they have to work together to rise to the sheriff's challenges, can they do it? It's Plants vs. Zombies vs. Sheriff Tarnation! (STL037545)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
DC COMICS SILVER BOOK — FCBD 2017 EDITION

Secret (STL037277)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
COLORFUL MONSTERS: A 64-PAGE D+Q ENFANT SAMPLER — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Anouk Ricard & Various (A) Elise Gravel & Various (CA) Various

D+Q presents a giant sampler loaded with 64 pages of our most beloved comics for kids — delightful misadventures with Moomin and his family, strange and spectacular tales of Kitaro, and more hilarious antics from Anna & Froga. Enjoy a sneak peek into the rollicking sketchbook of cartoonist Elise Gravel, with colorful monsters, imaginary friends, and activity pages where readers can draw right alongside her! (STL036392)

GUY DELISLE & FINDAKLY/TRONDHEIM SNEAK PREVIEWS — FCBD 2017 EDITION
D+Q presents excerpts from two contemporary french language masterpieces, debuting in English in 2017. Guy Delisle's Hostage recounts the harrowing experience of a kidnapped man held in solitary confinement in the Caucasus region, while Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly's nuanced account of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, stretching from her childhood during Saddam Hussein's regime to the 2015 Paris attacks, as drawn by master cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. (STL036388)PI

D. E.
ANIMAL JAM — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A) Fernando Ruiz (CA) Fernando Ruiz, Pete Pantazis

National Geographic's Animal Jam, the online playground for kids to adopt and play with wildlife, is one of today's fastest-growing multiplayer games, with a whopping 55 million players worldwide! Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to welcome comic book fans of all ages to the fictional world of Jamaa, where zoological adventure awaits! In the comic book debut of Animal Jam, Clover Greenleaf, a friendly and curious rabbit, arrives in the colorful new habitat of Jamaa. During a celebration of her arrival, Clover accidentally stumbles across Graham the Monkey's scientific equipment and opens a portal to a fearsome new realm! Can the Alphas, the animal guardians of Jamaa, save Clover? (STL036381)

TEX PATAGONIA — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Mauro Boselli (A/CA) Pasquale Frisenda

Tex gets a letter from the other end of the world sent by an Argentinian army officer asking him for help in an extremely sensitive mission. Tex chooses to help a friend, but situation quickly escalates forcing him to make a difficult moral decision. Don't miss this international multiple-award winner! (STL036384)

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
WORLD'S GREATEST — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A) Noah Van Sciver & Various

The Publisher of the World's Greatest Cartoonists has pulled out the stops for this year's Free Comic Book Day, commissioning all-new, exclusive work from the following comics heavyweights: Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski), Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), Jason (Los Cat), Ed Piskor (Hop Hop Family Tree), Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart), Dash Shaw (Cosplayers), Richard Sala (The Bloody Cardinal), Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing is Monsters), and others. Each artist has created a new piece exclusively for Free Comic Book Day that relates to their latest book, making World's Greatest a must-have for Fantagraphics fans. (STL037736) MATURE THEMES

:01 FIRST SECOND
SPILL NIGHT — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Scott Westerfeld (A/CA) Alex Puvilland

It's the night of the Po-town Spill, and things are getting weird. Strange lights fill the sky, the house across the street is melting, and the neighbors are turning into meat puppets. Lexa's big sister and parents are gone, and all she has for company in this calamity is her rag doll, Vespertine. Luckily, since the Spill began Vespertine can talk, and has plenty to say. (STL035991)

GRAPHIX
GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT: TIME SHIFTERS — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A/CA) Chris Grine

When Luke investigates an eerie blue glow in the woods behind his house, he doesn't know what he'll find there. But a scientist, a robot Abraham Lincoln riding a friendly dinosaur, and a sassy ghost were the last things he could have imagined stumbling upon. Now, as Luke and his new companions are pursued by a bickering trio of bumbling henchmen who are after the strange device locked to his arm, he's forced on a crazy, headlong adventure in a parallel dimension! Will he find his courage in time to save the day and get home or will he be trapped in a weird alternate reality forever? (STL035992)

HUMANOIDS INC
THE INCAL — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A) Moebius (CA) U-Jin

In its first ever FCBD offering, Humanoids presents one of the most influential and original comics in sci-fi history: The Incal. A full 30 pages of the seminal work originally published in Métal Hurlant and created by the artists' artist Mœbius and the avant-garde director, writer, mime and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky. A perfect introduction to Humanoids, and specifically to the "Jodoverse," an incredible and continually expanding sci-fi universe, full of love, revenge, intrigue, betrayal, and redemption. (STL037765) NOTE: Not Available in the UK or India.

IDW PUBLISHING
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: PRELUDE TO DIMENSION X — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Cory Smith

Prequel to the upcoming TMNT: Dimension X 5-week event this August! Krang was defeated by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and now awaits trial in Dimension X. Little do the Turtles know that Krang hired an assassin to destroy everyone who might testify against him, including themselves! This issue introduces a deadly and weird new villain, and begins the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure in space ever! (STL037303)

IMAGE COMICS
KID SAVAGE — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ilya

A mysterious wildboy becomes an unwilling guide to the dysfunctional "First Family in Space" when they crash land on his primordial and dangerous planet. "Kid Savage" must help a disconnected science-minded dad, his nervous son, and too-cool-to-care daughter survive the rigors of his world if he is to learn the true meaning of family and make amends for the sins of his mysterious past. Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Big Hero 6, Camp Midnight, I Kill Giants) presents this epic all-ages adventure from the minds of Joe Kelly and Ilya. (STL037298)

KODANSHA COMICS
ATTACK ON TITAN — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Jody Houser (A) Emi Lenox (CA) Paolo Rivera

A brand new, never-before-seen story set in the world of manga megahit Attack on Titan, written by Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black) with art by Emi Lenox (Plutona, EmiTown)! Plus, information about the highly-anticipated season two of the anime and more exclusives! (STL036295) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not Available in India.

LION FORGE
CATALYST PRIME: THE EVENT — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Christopher Priest, Joseph Illidge (A/CA) Marco Turini, Jessica Kholinne

A mission to save the world from a rapidly-approaching asteroid changes the lives of five astronauts forever, and begins the rise of superhuman beings on Earth. Catalyst Prime: The Event, written by Christopher J. Priest (Deathstroke, Black Panther) and Joseph Phillip Illidge (Solarman), with art by Marco Turini (Secret Wars: Battleworld) and Jessica Kholinne (Secret Wars: Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde)! This FCBD one-shot launches the much anticipated Catalyst Prime universe and lays the groundwork for what's to come! (STL036279)

MARVEL COMICS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 — FCBD 2017 EDITION

Top Secret (STL037590)

NEW ENGLAND COMICS
THE TICK — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Jeff McClelland (A/CA) Duane Redhead

The Tick celebrates FCBD 2017 with 32 pages of full-color fun! In the all-new 15-page lead, "Happy Birthday, Tick!", The Tick throws himself the ultimate super-party! But he invites both good guys and bad guys, figuring everyone can be pals in the interest of birthday celebrating! Party plans may go awry when The Terror attends along with his ninjas! Backup story: the presidential election saga, "Civic Duty", previously only seen in a limited convention special. 29 pages of FCBD fun! This is going to be a BIG year for The Tick with the new Amazon TV show! (STL036362)

NOBROW PRESS
HILDA'S BACK — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A/CA) Luke Pearson

The last time anyone saw Hilda, she had lost all her clothes, turned into a troll, and woke up in a cave! (Her hair, thankfully, is still blue.) And while our fearsome young adventurer loves a surprise, she's still got school to worry about! With the help of her mom, magic and some new friends, our young hero will be home and human before she knows it. Hopefully, that is! (STL036366)

ONI PRESS INC.
BAD MACHINERY — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W/A) John Allison (CA) John Allison, Sarah Stern

Catch up with the strange and delightful world of Bad Machinery for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Featuring an excerpt from The Case of the Forked Road, the seventh book in John Allison's award-winning Bad Machinery series, this issue introduces readers to the wonderfully surreal town of Tackleford and its resident adolescent mystery solvers. This story finds our young sleuths facing the intricacies of time and space itself. What is their science teacher hiding? Who is the mysterious Calvin, why is he dressed like it’s 1960, and why is he obsessed with Communists? Can Shauna, Lottie, Mildred, Linton, Jack, and Sonny solve the case before time and the universe as they know it unravels? (STL036379)

PAPERCUTZ
BARBIE — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Sarah Kuhn, Tini Howard (A/CA) Jules Rivera, Alitha Martinez

Barbie makes her triumphant return to comics with two all-new adventures. First, Barbie starts her new career in the fashion industry! But is working as an intern to top designer Whitney Yang what she always dreamed of? Then, Barbie is the space Princess Barbie as she heads on a Star Light Adventure! Soar off with Barbie and her friends as she saves an endangered eco-system on the planet Para-Den! Let Papercutz be your cosmic guides! (STL037847)

THE LOUD HOUSE — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Kevin Sullivan & Various (A) Jared Morgan & Various

The Loud House is Nickelodeon's big, new, #1 hit animated show! Learn from Lincoln Loud the ins and outs of living in a huge household with 10 sisters! Lincoln will teach you important life lessons such as how to always get the last slice of pizza, how to restore law and order to the living room, and how to properly dispose of poopy diapers! All this and more from Nickelodeon's first family-Lincoln and his sisters Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lisa, Lola, Lana, and Lily! Featuring stories by The Loud House animation crew and show creator Chris Savino! (STL037822)

REBELLION / 2000AD
2000 AD SPECIAL — FCBD 2017 EDITION

The galaxy's greatest Eisner-nominated SF anthology returns to Free Comic Book Day with a 32 page, 40th anniversary special. Judge Dredd is confronted by someone with a personal vendetta in Forty Years of Hurt from Matt Smith and Phil Winslade; the treacherous A.B.C. Warrior known as Blackblood faces off against a new nemesis named General Public from Pat Mills and Kei Zama; private investigator Mallory Hope encounters occult forces in 1940's Los Angeles from Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton; Judge Anderson attempts to capture the alien bounty hunter known as Trapper Hag and his evil sister Skinner Hag in Hag Team by Dan Abnett and DaNi; and Judge Death attempts to disclose the identity of a murderer in Dreams of Deadworld by Kek-W and Dave Kendall. If that wasn't enough, this ghafflebette tome includes some exciting, free digital content! (STL036289)

RED 5 COMICS
KEYSER SOZE/THE RIFT — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Paul Ens & Various (A/CA) Livia Pastore, Leno Carvalho

Red 5 Comics and Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions present a tale featuring the early years of one of cinema's most mysterious villains, Keyser Soze. Also included is a new time travel adventure featuring a displaced WWII pilot entitled The Rift presented by Jeremy Renner. (STL036386)

TITAN COMICS
MONSTER HIGH — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Abby Denson (A) Arianna Florean

It's time for a school competition, and all of the ghoulfriends are excited about showing off their talents! But Clawdeen finds it challenging and runs away! Can her friends find Clawdeen and help her out? And who will win the competition? (STL036278)

TOKYOPOP
FCBD 2017 TOKYOPOP DISNEY DESCENDANTS DCOM #1
(W) Jason Muell (A/CA) Natsuki Minami

Based on the beloved Disney Descendants! The children of the most frightening Disney villains (VKs) are invited to attend the elite academy of Auradon Prep to learn to be good. But the VKs have ulterior motives — to steal the fairy god mother's wand and free their parents. Join Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay on this epic Disney adventure. This the first chapter of the manga adaptation of Descendants. (STL037579)

UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
STREET FIGHTER V: WRESTLING SPECIAL — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Ken Siu-Chong (A/CA) Jeffrey Chamba Cruz

Let's wrestle! Street Fighter superstar Rainbow Mika and the ferocious femmes of the Iwashigahama Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling league headline the main event in this all-new story! Expect plentiful clotheslines, elbow drops, headlocks, and divebombs as these legendary ladies show why they're the queens of the ring! (STL036488)

VIZ MEDIA LLC

FCBD 2017 VIZ DRAGON BALL SUPER & BORUTO
(W/A/CA) Akira Toriyama, Masashi Kishimoto

Dragon Ball Super: Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama's best-selling series, Dragon Ball! Boruto: Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi have not experienced the same hardships as their parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja brat, and that is to defeat his neglectful father! (STL037570)

YOUNEEK STUDIOS
MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN — FCBD 2017 EDITION

Recently featured on The Washington Post, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Set in 15th-century Africa, this is historical fantasy like you've never seen it before. It's African history mixed with action, drama, politics, betrayal, romance, and dragons! (STL036380)

Z2 COMICS
THE BALLAD OF FRANKLIN BONISTEEL — FCBD 2017 EDITION
(W) Gabe Soria (A/CA) Warren Pleece

A prequel of sorts to Murder Ballads, Z2 Comics' biggest release of 2017! This book tells the story of Franklin Bonisteel, the legendary record prodcuer, and his misadventures in Los Angeles. Included will be an original song by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. (STL036490)

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1 — FCBD 2017 EDITION

The world of humans has forever changed and the Grimm Universe has been shaken to its core. Now with the death of Sela Mathers, earth's long time guardian, the Realms of Power have fallen into chaos. But Sela left behind one thing that may be able to save the world, her daughter Skye. Don't miss this new chapter in Grimm Fairy Tales that takes the series back to its roots. In this Free Comic Book Day special, Skye comes up against a power she has never faced before. A new evil is introduced to the Grimm Universe, a threat in which the Guardian of the Nexus might not be able to stop. (STL036375)

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017: GOLD COMICS 
ARCHIE COMICS | BETTY & VERONICA #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
BONGO COMICS | BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL FCBD 2017 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS | BOOM! STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST FCBD 2017 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS | JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR/BRIGGSLAND FCBD 2017 EDITION
DC COMICS | DC COMICS GOLD BOOK FCBD 2017 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING | STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: MIRROR BROKEN FCBD 2017 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS | I HATE IMAGE COMICS FCBD 2017 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | FCBD SECRET 2017 EDITION
ONI PRESS | RICK AND MORTY #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
TITAN COMICS | DOCTOR WHO:  FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL FCBD 2017 EDITION
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | X-O MANOWAR FCBD 2017 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS & OCARAINA OF TIME FCBD 2017 EDITION
(editor's note: for more info about FCBD 2017's gold comics, click here.)