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Free Comic Book Day: Bloodborne, Witcher, Hulk

On 05/11/2022 at 04:32 PM by KnightDriver

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It was last weekend (May 7th) in my area, and I picked up a half dozen or so previews for new or recently released comics. Most of these inside contained excerpts from full comics to come. It got me looking forward to a few. 

Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns


Much to my surprise, there have been four different Bloodborne comic series before this published by Titan. I wasn't all that impressed with the graphics of this Lady of Lanterns series excerpt (except for that cover), but I am a huge fan of the setting, visuals and story of the game, so I think I'll check out this fifth series when it arrives in July. I might even pick up the trades for the previous series, but I kind of like single issues over trades. I think the covers just look much better on a single issues instead of bundled inside a trade paperback. 

Witcher: Grain of Truth

I neglected to get this free preview because I didn't realize that some of these free comics contained multiple stories. It was second to an unrelated comic title, and I wasn't sure it was really The Witcher within. In any case, I followed the previous series and really liked it, and so I'm excited they are doing another series out sometime soon. 

Hulk: Smashtronaut

This was paired with a new Avengers series in the comic I got. I don't usually follow The Hulk but when he goes into space like he did with the Planet Hulk series years ago, I'm all in. In this preview Hulk fights MODOK and steals his space suit and leaves Earth which has treated him so badly - ya know, he's misunderstood, as usual. I love that they had MODOK there, another favorite of mine, although, I'm not sure he will be in the continuing story or not. Anyway, I found out this series has already come out. It was a six part series released last November. I saw all but the first issue on the stands, so I guess I'll wait for the trade.

In the meantime, I saw a new Hulk Vs Thor series. I remember an animated feature that came out years ago by the same name that I loved a lot so, without another series to follow right now, I'm on board for Hulk vs Thor. Good thing too is that my friend is a big Hulk fan, so I can share the comic with him and we can talk about it. Nothing like having loud arguments about the Marvel Universe to punctuate the nerdy gaming session. It sort of completes the picture, don't you think? 




05/12/2022 at 11:56 AM

Well dang. I totally forgot that the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. I always try to swing by somewhere and get the freebies. Looks like some cool stuff this year. But I must say, I always prefer trades over single issues because I can put them on a bookshelf and still tell what they are. So the previous Bloodborne comics were good? I've always been curious about those.


05/16/2022 at 09:20 AM

Yeah, for shelving the trades are a must. I've been getting the Epic Collections of old comics like the early Doctor Strange stuff. It's the only way I'll ever get to read those. A convieniet way to have those comics too. 

I haven't read the earlier Bloodborne series yet so I dont' know how good they are. 

Cary Woodham

05/13/2022 at 08:10 AM

I usually miss out on Free Comic Book Day.  I either have to work or it's too hard for me to get to a store.  But I don't mind too much since I'm not into comic books anyway.  In the past I've gotten Street Fighter and Transformers comics on that day.  I recently recorded a podcast about my brother's and my favorite comic book characters, so watch out for that in in the next couple of months hopefully!  Can you guess who some of my favorites are?


05/16/2022 at 09:23 AM

What?! Aren't there any Pac-Man comic series you've gotten into. I've heard the Sonic comics are pretty good. I'm curious about those. 

She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Power Girl? 

Cary Woodham

05/18/2022 at 07:48 PM

Believe it or not, there's not much in the way of Pac-Man comics.  I've never gotten into the Sonic Archie comics.  At one point Archie did some Mega Man comics.  Tried to get into those, but it's hard for me to get to comic book stores so I kind of fell off the loop with those.  It's hard to keep up with comic books!

You know, in my podcast, I never even mentioned Captain Marvel.  Wasn't really impressed with her character in the movie.  i did mention Wonder Woman and Power Girl in my podcast, so I guess they get honorable mentions.  She Hulk got in my top five spots, but for a very weird reason!

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