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.
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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
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
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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