Dark Horse Reveals 2017 Free Comic Book Day Silver and Gold Offerings

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Dark Horse Comics has created an all-ages issue for next years Free Comic Book Day combining Buffy: The High School Years and Plants vs Zombies: Unrest in the Old West.

Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), Yishan Li (Buffy: The High School Years, Paradox Girl), Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess, Neotopia), and Tony Galvan (Gold Digger, Ghost Cop) show us that the #SlayerStruggleIsReal in a new Buffy: The High School Years story. The FCBD all-ages issue finds sixteen-year-old Buffy trying to reconcile her Slayer duties with typical teenage problems—bad luck and demon battling can really destroy a girl’s confidence.

Eisner Award–winning writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, The Witcher) and Plants vs. Zombies senior artist Rachel Downing deliver another sidesplitting tale from the hit series Plants vs. Zombies! Our favorite characters take a time-traveling journey to the past, where they learn they must work together to defeat the devious Sheriff Tarnation.

Dark Horse also plans to release a Gold Free Comic book day offering featuring James Cameron’s Avatar and Brian Wood’s Briggs Land.

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.

Both the Gold and Silver Free Comic Book Day issues will be released May 6, 2017.

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