May 7, 2017

Free Comic Book Day Best Sellers

Free Comic Book Day 2017 Best Sellers at FNC!

Free Comic Book Day 2017 was a tremendous success at Friendly Neighborhood Comics! This year
we gave out thousands of comics.  We were also fortunate that people purchased cool books while visiting the shop! We appreciate everyone's support as we continue to stock the most diverse lineup of comics and graphic novels in the region, while also supporting literacy efforts in area schools and libraries.

For fun here were our top three selling comics and graphic novels that day:


1. Croak #1 Newsprint ruled the day at FNC!  Series writer Cody Sousa was present and signed books for eager fans. FNC still has signed copies available at the shop!

In this pulse-pounding debut issue, a fun camping trip turns awry after three friends are forced deep into the woods. Lost, afraid, and alone, their worst nightmares come to life. Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
2. Batman #22 lenticular cover.  The Button storyline continues to engage fans of DC's Rebirth as Batman and the Flash investigate a mysterious artifact with connections to the world of Flashpoint and to the Watchmen. 
3. Secret Empire #1 Captain America, Agent of Hydra?  Say it isn't so!  This tale has produced strong opinions on both sides, but most people who have actually read it agree it's a wild ride.  There was also a Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day edition with a shocking additional chapter to the story!  Sales of the #0 issue were also strong as fans looked to pick up the entire story thus far.


1. Lake of Fire vol. 1 Series artist Matt Smith was present at FNC signing and sketching for fans!  We have signed and sketched copies available in the shop!

It is 1220 AD, and the gears of the Albigensian Crusade grind on. When an alien spacecraft infested with a horde of bloodthirsty predators crash-lands in the remote wilderness of the French Pyrenees, a small band of crusaders and a Cathar heretic are all that stand between God's Kingdom and Hell on Earth. 

2. Saga vol. 7 From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, "The War for Phang" is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat, and the refugee experience. FNC has the entire Saga well, saga, in stock!

3. Valerian vol. 1 City of Shifting Waters So glad to see this place so highly as Valerian is a favorite series of mine.  Can't wait to see the movie this summer!  FNC has the entire series in stock.

Galaxity, capital of the Terran Empire in the 28th century. Valerian and Laureline are agents who protect mankind from rogue time travellers. Now they are sent to New York in 1986 to intercept Galaxity’s worst megalomaniac, Xombul—except that in 1986, the world is in ruins and New York is about to be swallowed by the ocean. The two agents must navigate the shifting waters of the past to make sure that the future will exist.

Wow, some cool books, many of which you won't find in most comic shops.  Hope everyone enjoyed Free Comic Book Day.  And if something from this list intrigued you, stop by Friendly Neighborhood Comics for the very best in comics and graphic novels.

Thank you,
Ernie / FNC

1 comment:

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