The Steam Engines of Oz Story by Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
Script by Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Art by Yannis Roumboulias
Coloring by Chandran Ponnusamy
Letters by Erik Hendrix Arcana Studios
Release Date: May 4 , 2013
Cover Price: FREE
The Steam Engines of Oz is just one of the many titles being offered during this year’s Free Comic Book Day event. Now, we KNOW the price is right, but is it worth your TIME to pick this book up and read it?
Writers Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix take us to the land of Oz. From the looks of things, it’s quite a while after Dorothy and company made their famous journey to meet the Wizard of Oz. But, everything seems to be running along in the Emerald City. Even the Tin Woodsman is in charge! Our story focuses on a girl named Victoria and her adventure there.
Aphrodite IX #1 Written by Matt Hawkins
Art by Stjepan Sejic
Letters by Troy Peteri Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: May 4, 2013
Cover Price: FREE!
Spring time is in the air, which can only mean one thing: Free Comic Book Day is upon us! To celebrate the occasion Matt Hawkins, the writer of Think Tank and Cyberforce who also moonlights as COO of Top Cow, is resurrecting Aphrodite IX from the vaults.
With a vague reference to a war-torn past of scarred atmospheres and moon colonies, Aphrodite IX #1 introduces us to a post-apocalyptic setting that’s equal parts fantasy, sci-fi, and cyberpunk. What little area of the planet is still habitable has been divided into two rival camps: a drake-riding, theocratic monarchy and a futuristic, totalitarian society of cybernetic-enhanced humans. A strain on the planet’s limited resources forced these two factions into battle.
I’m going to need to program Thanos into my spell checker since it looks like I’m going to be typing his name a lot over the next few years. Marvel Comics bad guy Thanos has already shown up in the pages of Avengers Assemble, and will soon have his own miniseries titled Thanos Rising, and he will also be featured in Marvel’s 2013 Free Comic Book Day offering.
Titled Free Comic Book Day 2013: Infinity, the issue will be written by Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Manhattan Projects) with art by Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade). The story will feature the start to the next big Marvel event, as well as having a sneak peak at said event and a reprint of Thanos’ first solo story.
Check out the cover below and you can pick up the issue, as well as many other free issues from almost every other comic publisher, by heading down to your local comic store on May 4th, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day.
FUBAR-The Devil’s Dance Floor Story and Art by Jeff McComsey
Cover and Pin Ups by Steve Becker Fubar Press
Release Date: May 5, 2012 (In-Stores)
Release Date: April 17, 2012 (Digital Download)
Cover Price: Free!
I have to admit, at first the idea of reviewing a comic that will be coming out for free on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) seemed odd to me. That is, until I realized just how many free-of-charge offerings will be up for grabs on FCBD. FUBAR: The Devil’s Dance Floor is one of those offerings, and with no price tag, this comic is a no-brainer when it comes to picking up comics on FCBD.
It is not stretch to say that the zombie genre has been done to “death” in comics. However, with the hordes of zombie comics that lurch their way onto shop shelves every week, there is at least one that stands above the rest. FUBAR: The Devil’s Dance Floor seems to intentionally go out of its way to avoid tired gross-out bits that are so commonly found in this type of comic, and instead focuses on an interesting story.