8 Comics to Get Excited About From Free Comic Book Day 2018

A selection of comics from Free Comic Book Day 2018

We’re just shy of 100 days until Free Comic Book Day, which takes place at comic shops across the country on May 5, 2018.  To celebrate Free Comic Book Day has released a list of this year’s comics along with some previews of the comics from PREVIEWS Prevue’s.  You can view the full list here, but here are some of the spooky and geeky titles coming to this year’s event.

Overwatch & Black Hammer

I’m a huge fan of the Overwatch video game and one of the great things Blizzard has done to help build the world of Overwatch is releasing digital and physical comics as well as video shorts and more to help tell the story of the characters and world of Overwatch. For Free Comic Book Day 2018, you can pick up a copy of Overwatch & Black Hammer from Dark Horse Comics.

Invader Zim: Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy

The Hot Topic generation (is that even a thing?) will remember this little green guy from his short-lived animated series on Nickelodeon.  In this free reprint of Invader Zim #20 the funny green alien watches an awful television show called Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy…all 385 seasons of it, and its bad.


This dark take on the Archie comic book characters has taken the CW by storm and this free comic will be set in the same universe as the TV series and will reveal a number of secrets overheard by Pop Tate in his day-to-day business.

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Special

Longtime readers have probably discovered by now that I’m a huge fan of the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time.  In this special Free Comic Book Day exclusive story, Fionna and Cake take a look at some of their favorite times together over the years before they jump off into another adventure.

Die Kitty Die: I Love You To Death

Kitty Ravencraft is a young witch and the star of her own popular comic book.  Unfortunately, Kitty’s publisher wants her dead to increase interest in her comic and for Free Comic Book Day, you’ll learn all about it if you pick up this book.

Kitty is dead… and Free Comic Book Day is just not the same without her! News of Kitty Ravencraft’s unexpected and mysterious demise spreads throughout the Kitty-verse! At Kitty Comix, opportunistic publisher Skip Stone finally has the death of his main character that he always wanted to exploit! Meanwhile, Kitty’s friends are suffering through the worst Free Comic Book Day ever without her… until Kitty’s ex-husband Derek the Warlock arrives in search of answers! When Kitty’s disembodied self rejects his unholy help, Derek decides to show Kitty what life without him would be like by zapping her into one Free Comic Book Day comic book after another!

Howard Lovecraft’s Big Book of Summer Fun

If you recognize the name Howard Lovecraft, you may remember him from the other Free Comic Book Day event Halloween Comicfest, where Lovecraft had a title in 2017.  He has since gone on to star in the animated feature film Howard Lovecraft & The Kingdom of Madness starring Mark Hamill.  In this Free Comic Book Day comic, you’ll uncover the events leading up to the feature film.  The comic will also include a new story from Steam Engines of Oz, which leads up to the events from that film, along with games, puzzles, contests, augmented reality, and animation tips from professional animators.

Lady Mechanika

Another Freek Comic Book Day and Halloween Comicfest veteran, Lady Mechanika returns for an all-new 13-page short story where she uncovers clues to the secret origins of her mechanical limbs and meets a new character who will be a big part of a future story.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey

What happens when Jack Skellington’s ghost dog gets lost? You get a Free Comic Day comic book about it.  Join Jack and the residents of Christmas Town as they try to find Zero before time runs out to save Christmas and Halloween.

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