New Comic Book Day

FIRST SECOND BOOKS

Week of July 28, 2021
  • The fourth installment in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Adventure Zone graphic novel series, a hilarious meta-fictional D&D adventure story based on a smash hit podcast. When a desperate call for help interrupts the holiday celebrations at the Bureau of Balance, Taako, Magnus and Merlea are sent out after their fourth target for deadly relic Reclaiming: a powerful transmutation stone, hidden somewhere in the depths of a floating arcane laboratory that's home to the Doctors Maureen and Lucas Miller. An unknown menace has control of the stone and is using it to turn the lab into a virulent pink crystal that spreads to everything it touches. It's only a matter of time before this sparkling disaster crash-lands, but in order to find the stone and save the whole planet from being King Midased, our heroes will have to fight their way through a gauntlet of rowdy robots and crystal golems, figure out if they can trust the evasive Lucas Miller, and solve the mystery of what -- or who -- has put them in peril, all before there's no world left to save. Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times Bestselling series to glittering new heights.
  • Creators: (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy (A/CA) Carey Pietsch
  • $19.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS
  • The fourth installment in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Adventure Zone graphic novel series, a hilarious meta-fictional D&D adventure story based on a smash hit podcast. When a desperate call for help interrupts the holiday celebrations at the Bureau of Balance, Taako, Magnus and Merlea are sent out after their fourth target for deadly relic Reclaiming: a powerful transmutation stone, hidden somewhere in the depths of a floating arcane laboratory that's home to the Doctors Maureen and Lucas Miller. An unknown menace has control of the stone and is using it to turn the lab into a virulent pink crystal that spreads to everything it touches. It's only a matter of time before this sparkling disaster crash-lands, but in order to find the stone and save the whole planet from being King Midased, our heroes will have to fight their way through a gauntlet of rowdy robots and crystal golems, figure out if they can trust the evasive Lucas Miller, and solve the mystery of what -- or who -- has put them in peril, all before there's no world left to save. Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times Bestselling series to glittering new heights.
  • Creators: (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy (A/CA) Carey Pietsch
  • $27.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS
  • An adult graphic novel with a hilarious and satirical take on the "gig economy" as the residents of Fairhaven constantly hire the nearest monster hunter to keep their lives somewhat peaceful and intact. Based on the smash-hit audio serial, Bubble is a hilarious high-energy graphic novel with a satirical take on the "gig economy." Built and maintained by corporate benevolence, the city of Fairhaven is a literal bubble of safety and order (and amazing coffee) in the midst of the Brush, a harsh alien wilderness ruled by monstrous Imps and rogue bands of humans. Humans like Morgan, who's Brush-born and Bubble-raised and fully capable of fending off an Imp attack during her morning jog. She's got a great routine going-she has a chill day job, she recreationally kills the occasional Imp, then she takes that Imp home for her roommate and BFF, Annie, to transform into drugs as a side hustle. But cracks appear in her tidy life when one of those Imps nearly murders a delivery guy in her apartment, accidentally transforming him into a Brush-powered mutant in the process. And when Morgan's company launches Huntr, a gig economy app for Imp extermination, she finds herself press-ganged into kicking her stabby side job up to the next level as she battles a parade of monsters and monstrously Brush-turned citizens, from a living hipster beard to a book club hive mind.
  • Creators: (W) Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan (A/CA) Tony Cliff
  • $19.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS
  • An adult graphic novel with a hilarious and satirical take on the "gig economy" as the residents of Fairhaven constantly hire the nearest monster hunter to keep their lives somewhat peaceful and intact. Based on the smash-hit audio serial, Bubble is a hilarious high-energy graphic novel with a satirical take on the "gig economy." Built and maintained by corporate benevolence, the city of Fairhaven is a literal bubble of safety and order (and amazing coffee) in the midst of the Brush, a harsh alien wilderness ruled by monstrous Imps and rogue bands of humans. Humans like Morgan, who's Brush-born and Bubble-raised and fully capable of fending off an Imp attack during her morning jog. She's got a great routine going-she has a chill day job, she recreationally kills the occasional Imp, then she takes that Imp home for her roommate and BFF, Annie, to transform into drugs as a side hustle. But cracks appear in her tidy life when one of those Imps nearly murders a delivery guy in her apartment, accidentally transforming him into a Brush-powered mutant in the process. And when Morgan's company launches Huntr, a gig economy app for Imp extermination, she finds herself press-ganged into kicking her stabby side job up to the next level as she battles a parade of monsters and monstrously Brush-turned citizens, from a living hipster beard to a book club hive mind.
  • Creators: (W) Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan (A/CA) Tony Cliff
  • $27.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS
  • In this contemporary middle-grade graphic novel, twelve-year-old Lucy discovers her father's collection of Beatles records and is inspired to form an all-girl rock band. It's the first day of seventh grade, and everything is going downhill for Lucy Sutcliffe. At school, her friends seem to be leaving her behind. At home, her single father is in a rut, and her perpetually wandering journalist mother is more absent than ever. Worse of all, Lucy's beloved grandmother is undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer the vital, unflagging presence that her family has come to depend on. Then Lucy discovers the Beatles, gets a drumset, and decides to form a rock band. Things are suddenly looking up.
  • Creators: (W) Kiara Brinkman (A) Sean Chiki
  • $14.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS
  • In this contemporary middle-grade graphic novel, twelve-year-old Lucy discovers her father's collection of Beatles records and is inspired to form an all-girl rock band. It's the first day of seventh grade, and everything is going downhill for Lucy Sutcliffe. At school, her friends seem to be leaving her behind. At home, her single father is in a rut, and her perpetually wandering journalist mother is more absent than ever. Worse of all, Lucy's beloved grandmother is undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer the vital, unflagging presence that her family has come to depend on. Then Lucy discovers the Beatles, gets a drumset, and decides to form a rock band. Things are suddenly looking up.
  • Creators: (W) Kiara Brinkman (A) Sean Chiki
  • $21.99
  • FIRST SECOND BOOKS