On The Shelf: #FreeComicBookDay from @DarkHorseComics for #FCBD2017

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Visit your local comic shop on May 6, 2017, for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce our FCBD Gold Comic featuring James Cameron’s Avatar and Brian Wood’s Briggs Land!

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The first tale is a “comic book exclusive scene” that begins to explore some of the yet-untold backstory of Jake Sully as he prepares for the final battle against the humans of the RDA.

The second portion of the Gold Free Comic Book Day offering is a tale introducing readers to Brian Wood’s secessionist Briggs family

Sherri L. Smith (Flygirl, Sparrow), Doug Wheatley (King Tiger, Star Wars), and Wes Dzioba (Hack/Slash, Aliens vs. Predator) bring the world of James Cameron’s blockbuster motion picture Avatar to comic book form for the first time ever. Jake Sully seeks to ignite a connection with the Toruk (the majestic great leonopteryx) by remembering the depth of his bond with his twin brother and the stories he shared of the great partnerships of myth and legend.

Moments before the climactic final battle, Jake Sully prepares to embrace his Na’vi destiny and bond with the majestic Toruk – the Great Leonopteryx.  Jake remembers the depth of his bond with his twin brother and the stories he shared of epic partnerships of myth and legend. The Avatar Free Comic Book Day story launches the beginning of a new line of Avatar comics and graphic novels, which will start to roll out in late 2017.

Also included in this issue is a new story from the critically acclaimed series Briggs Land, created by Brian Wood (DMZ, Rebels). Briggs Land is nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness that harbors the largest and most secretive antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States, overseen by matriarch Grace Briggs. This story finds Grace confronting an armed militia that is running an opioid ring on her land while she fights to keep her family intact. Werther Dell’Edera (Cobra, Skorpio) and Lee Loughridge (Batman Adventures) illustrate and color the comic. Briggs Land is in development for an AMC television show.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Learn more at FreeComicBookDay.com.

Will you be attending your LCS on Free Comic Book Day? Let us know in the comment section below.

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