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FCBD - Part 3: Hey, Kids! Comics!

8 awesome FREE comics for young readers

By Rob M. Worley     April 29, 2009
Source: Free Comic Book Day


FCBD - Part 3: Hey, Kids! Comics!
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Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday.

Just head on over to your local comic shop and say "Lay one of those sweet free comics on me, my friend!" Then they'll give you a free comic!

This year the industry is offering up 40 titles covering a variety of tastes and interests. All week Mania will spotlight groups of titles to guide you through the generous offerings of the united comics publishers and stores.

We've already covered superheroes and alternative press titles. Today we're showing you the top all-ages picks kids can score to simply by questing to your local shop on May 2nd.

 

APE CARTOONAPALOOZA #2

Action explodes from Ape's Cartoonapalooza comic

(W/A) Various

Ape Entertainment proudly presents five new, all-original all-ages short stories featuring fan favorites Go-Go Gorilla & the Jungle Crew, White Picket Fences, Femme Noir, and Ursula Wilde. Featured this issue are the first appearances of the high-octane, full-throttle super racing team of R.P.M., and the super-heroic might of the Elders of the RuneStone! Industry talents abound in this spectacular FCBD09 event issue!

Maniac Comment: APE Entertainment has a consistent line of great titles, including a good selection of all-ages books that always ship on time. And who can resist Go-Go-Gorilla and the Jungle Crew?

 

ARCHIE PRESENTS: THE MIGHTY ARCHIE ART PLAYERS

ARCHIE PRESENTS: THE MIGHTY ARCHIE ART PLAYERS

The "Mighty Archie Art Players" return! In this special FCBD09 edition, the Mighty Archie Art Players have a rip-roaring good time in the Old West, put a modern-spin on the classic Snow White fairy tale, tell a "big fish" story — literally! — with Betty as a mermaid, and cater to the whims of Veronica, transformed into the ancient Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Their curtain-raising performances will leave you laughing in the aisles!

 

DC KIDS MEGA SAMPLER

DC KIDS MEGA SAMPLER

(W/A) Various

The perfect place to check out the sensational line of titles aimed at readers of all ages! This sampler includes fun and exciting stories starring Tiny Titans, Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam! and Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade!

 

DISNEY/PIXAR'S CARS #1

DISNEY/PIXAR'S CARS #1

(W) Alan J. Porter (A) Albert Carreres

Take a peek under the hood of BOOM! Studios' line of Cars comics, based on the hit Disney/Pixar movie! This issue includes an exciting excerpt from Cars #1, revealing the plucky origin of Lightning McQueen! In addition, readers will be treated to never-before-seen sketches, character designs and script pages!

 

NANCY & MELVIN MONSTER

NANCY & MELVIN MONSTER

(W/A) John Stanley

Melvin Monster and Nancy star in Drawn & Quarterly's All-Color, Kid's FCBD09 issue featuring the work of legendary cartoonist, John Stanley! Known for his humor and wit, Stanley made Little Lulu all his own and afterwards left his distinctive stamp on Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy! Melvin Monster was Stanley's creation of a humorous kids' horror comic, and both of the Nancy and Melvin Monster stories will showcase his kiddy macabre comedy!

 

OWLY AND FRIENDS

OWLY AND FRIENDS

(W/A) Andy Runton, James Kochalka, & Christian Slade

Top Shelf is proud to join the FCBD09 celebration with not one, but three all-ages tales! In this FCBD edition, we'll not only present an all-new Owly adventure by Andy Runton, but also two other all-new, all-ages adventures from Owly's friends: Johnny Boo by James Kochalka, and Korgi by Christian Slade. Perfect for everyone in the family! With a great cover by James Kochalka this time around!

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: EVOLUTION OF A HERO

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: EVOLUTION OF A HERO

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley

Here's your chance to take a look back at the long-running hit comic series that has been thrilling fans for over 15 years! What's the connection between Sonic and the Freedom Fighters? Who are Shadow the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna? What's the deal with that Robotnik guy, and what's going on in the series now? Whether you're a new reader or a devoted fan, this is one issue you just can't miss!

 

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN OF AN X-MAN

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN OF AN X-MAN

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Gurihiru

Before the X-Men, before his battle with the Hulk and Wendigo, the man cipher-coded "Weapon X" was the lone super-agent for the Canadian government's top-secret Department H program. The military brass don't trust a loose cannon who can't even remember his past, but when a commando unit is lost in small town completely taken over by an unstoppable cybernetic plague, Logan finally has a chance to prove himself... but only if he survives "Operation: Wolverine"!

 

More to Come...

Tune in tomorrow where well spotlight eight comic books for science fiction and fantasy readers...for free! And be sure to visit FreeComicBookDay.com for more about this special event!

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