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September 25, 2016

Celebrate National Comic Book Day

It is National Comic Book Day, not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day, which was in May. Comics got their start in 1837 when Obadiah Oldbuck appeared in a series of drawing boxes with text. At the time it was really nothing more than an author's doodling, but it quickly found popularity in the United States and France. While Obadiah Oldbuck was a trip comic, the first comic book appeared in 1933 - Famous Funnies. National Comic Book Day was created to encourage people to try out this unique story-telling method as well as give life-long fans a chance to celebrate their favorite drawn stories.

Not sure what to pick up? Here are this month's top five new comic and graphic novel releases.

cover Ghosts

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own.

Buy Ghosts at Amazon

cover Trinity

“BETTER TOGETHER” part 1! Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World's Greatest Heroes…but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and beyond to learn what forces launched their heroic careers. But how will this journey of discovery lead them to a new threat?

Buy Trinity at Amazon

cover Injustice Gods Among Us

This is it: the final year of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, leading into the storyline of the hit videogame! Having defeated the Green Lantern Corps, the forces of magic, and now the gods themselves, the Superman's totalitarian regime seems to have eliminated all threats. Yet uneasy lies the crown on the head of the Man of Steel. Still obsessed with the outlaw Batman and worried about having enough troops to police his world, The Man of Steel begins to recruit some of Earth's deadliest villains to his side. Does the Dark Knight have any chance of ending the Man of Steel's rule?

Buy Injustice: Gods Amoung Us Year Five at Amazon

cover Civil War II 5

The devastating fallout from the first half of this event is enormous and being felt in every corner of the Marvel Universe. The truth about Ulysses' future-seeing power is revealed and it is a game changer. Sides are irrevocably drawn and the gauntlet is thrown for the biggest battle in Marvel Universe history. And that's just the stuff we can tell you. All this, and the story goes galactic!

Buy Civil War II #5 at Amazon

cover The Walking Dead vol 26

After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers.

Buy The Walking Dead vol. 26 at Amazon

What are you reading to celebrate National Comic Book Day?

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