Top 3 (-ish) for #NCBD 5/11/16

First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to either the Nashville or Clarksville store for Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday. It's become a wonderful annual event for us to host, but it wouldn't be half as great without all the awesome comic book fans like you participating with us. So, thank you!

This week's picks for New Releases have a post-Free Comic Book Day theme. Did you pick up some new titles to try on our Free Comic table? Well, instead of our usual 3 picks, here are 6 titles that had a book on the free table that you can now continue reading from this week's new release wall.

4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar (Valiant Comics) $3.99
Writer: Robert Venditti; Artist: Clayton Henry; Cover Artist: CAFU

Synopsis: One-shot issue tying into Valiant's 4001 A.D. crossover event! How did the rise of Earth's most powerful hero lead to humanity's ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars...and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other? Blast two thousand years into the future to see New Japan's dominion over Earth...and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

Like this? Also Try: 4001 A.D., X-O Manowar, Rai, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong (also out this week), all from Valiant Comics.

Archie #8 (Archie Comics) $3.99
Writer: Mark Waid; Artist: Veronica Fish

Synopsis: Veronica's father (and Archie's arch-nemesis!), Hiram Lodge, is running for Mayor of Riverdale! But will he save, and even improve the town - or will he destroy it? Find out in this next installment of the hottest comic of the year!

Like this? Also Try: If you like the new updated version of Archie by Waid and Fish, then also checkout Jughead, out now. Also make sure to ask for the new Betty & Veronica series by Adam Hughes added to your hold list as it debuts in July 2016. If you prefer the classis version of Archie we also have the newest Digest books of the gang in store as well!

Assassin's Creed #8 (Titan Comics) $3.99
Writers: Anthony Del, Conor McCreery; Artist: Neil Edwards

Synopsis: Tensions are running high in the Assassin Cell as Charlotte's investigation is plagued by the limitations of the portable Animus. When she turns on Kody, Galina leaps to defend him. With tempers at breaking point, can the team pull themselves back together before they are torn apart for good?

Like This? Also try: Titan Comics has a nice selection of other comics based on video games. Check out Assassin's Creed: Templers, Deus Ex and Dark Souls to continue the stories of your favorite games.

Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor Year Two #5 (Titan Comics) $3.99
Writer: Robbie Morrison; Artist: Rachael Stott; Cover Artist: Simon Myers

Synopsis: It's the long-awaited return of a deadly foe, as the Doctor and Clara face a monster that will have you checking your stack of comics for suspicious movement! Dare you continue reading, when every page turn could bring you into mortal danger? You have to - you're the Doctor's only hope!

Like This? Also try: Not only does Titan have a great selection of comics from the world of video games, but they are also the home to The Doctor. If you are fans of the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Doctor Who, then there is a comic for specifically for that Doctor.

Sonic The Hedgehog #281 (Archie Comics) $3.99
Writer: Ian Flynn; Artist: Terry Austin & Various; Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse

Synopsis: Sonic is speeding down the Dragon Road in "Wings of Fire," Part One: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters travel to city-state of Chun-nan in search of more Gaia Keys! Dulcy the dragon is bringing all her might to help, but is her fledging team ready for end-of-the-world stakes? Could anyone really be? Then in "Homesick," Bunnie and Tails come to the aid of a Key Guardian in a time of crisis!

Like This? Also try: Sonic Universe from Archie is another great book for all ages of kids and Sonic fans to ready. We also have a nice selection of older stories in collected trade format if you are wanting to catch up.

Adventure Time #52 (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings; Artist: Ian McGinty; Cover Artist: Shauna Grant

Synopsis: In the ghost realm, Jake is met with some pretty familiar challenges to overcome.

Like This? Also try: Boom! Studios, through it's kaboom! line of comics and partnership with Cartoon Network, have some of the best cartoon adaption comics out there. So if there is a popular show on the network, then you can bet they have the comic to go with it. Get your fix of Adventure Time with this regular ongoing series as well as a few spinoff miniseries. Also look for books from Steven Universe, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, and Amazing World of Gumball to help get your young reader (or those young at heart) to try a comic book of their favorite show.

Looking for more comics? Click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the page for everything out this week.