Now in its ninth year, Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. Here’s a guide to what was worth grabbing and what was worth leaving behind, with thanks to Speeding Bullet Comics for the advance copies.
IRON MAN / THOR #1 — Obviously, since this year’s FCBD ties to the theatrical release of IRON MAN 2, Marvel’s capitalizing on that by giving out not one, but two freebies featuring the ol’ tin can. In this one, the moon is being turned into a livable planet by greedy people who, in doing so, upset the orbit, which starts wreaking havoc on Earth’s weather. So Iron Man and Thor team up to tear the crap out of the lunar city. Sounds simple, but with Matt Fraction writing, its scenarios play out smarter than that.