May 5, 2016

Ephemily Recommends - Free Comic Book Day Edition

This Saturday, May 7th is Free Comic Book Day 2016.  This is a day when comic lovers old and new are enticed out of their dwellings with the promise of free teaser issues of different comic titles, cosplay events, sales, and social time with others who share their fandom love.

If you haven't gone through the list of free comics for 2016 yet, here's your chance.  They can be found here on the FCBD official website.

If you're looking to make the best of any sales your local store might be having, I want to offer a few titles that might be worth your time.

Transmetropolitan - In your face gonzo journalism epic set in a cyberpunk future.  The protagonist (A term used loosely) uses every trick in the book to get to the bottom of a corrupt political system.  Sometimes, you've got to go with the gut too.  #DoubleMeaning #SpiderForPresident
Published by Vertigo 1997-2002. Written by Warren Ellis and Darick Robinson

Chew - Absurd ideas about the legality of chicken sees the FDA rise to political power.  Meet the cast of characters with hyperbolic food-related superpowers who literally have the chops to solve crimes others can't.  Not for the squeamish.  #PassTheBeets
Published by Image 2009 - Present. Written by John Layman and Rob Guillory.  
If you like the series, you may also enjoy the Chew board game published May of 2015.

Sexcastle - For anyone who has a guilty jones for more 1980s cheeseball action hero kitch, this is your book.  Former muscle for hire tries to give up the life, only to have it find him once again in a sleepy little florist shop.  It starts out bad and gets deliciously worse.  I laughed till I peed.
Published by Image comics, March 2015.  Written by Kyle Starks

Trees - A unique spin on the age old question, "Are we alone in the universe?".  Alien life has come to earth, but they don't acknowledge humanity as being intelligent, much less alive.  This first trade paperback has the alien "trees" as a backdrop.  It follows the humans living in their shadow and how their silent presence changes humanity.  We are the ants under the spyglass.  But, who's holding it?  As a bonus, it's also very LGBTQ positive.
Published by Image comics - 2015 - present.  By Warren Ellis and Jason Howard

If you're like me, you'll be taking advantage of some killer sales this weekend.  Hopefully you can add a few of these titles to your collection.  Happy geeking!

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