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"Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt's Inaugural Address, 1933

By 1933 the Depression had reached its' depth.  Roosevelt's first inaugural address outlined in broad terms how he hoped to govern and reminded Americans that the nation's "common difficulties" concerned "only material things."


Fear Itself Begins This Week
Fear Itself Begins This Week


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by PAOLO

RIVERA Blank Variant Cover Also Available.


In this time of global anxiety, of economic turmoil and mass hysteria, Sin, the new Red Skull, has made an awesome discovery...a shameful secret that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe! A revelation that will divide father and son, turn friend against friend, and herald the rise of Fear personified. HE IS RETURNING...and the world has nothing to fear but FEAR ITSELF. Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen bring fans the biggest Marvel the biggest Marvel event since CIVIL WAR!

I have read Fear Itself #1 and it has a real "Marvel Civil War" feel to it in that real world issues and concerns serve as a backdrop to the superheroic storyline.  This is a strong start of the series!

Preview Fear Itself #1 Here!

View the Fear Itself Trailer Here!

Also this weeK:

Fear Itself Spotlight (one shot)

Fear Itself Home Front # 1  Preview the book Here!


Nonplayer # 1

Nonplayer # 1

Created by Nate Simpson, Nonplayer is a splendidly illustrated science fiction/fantasy story about a brilliant young woman who chooses to spend every free moment in a luscious video game fantasy world that may be more than meets the eye. The book has already earned praise from such comics luminaries as Geoff Darrow, Frank Quitely, Warren Ellis, Frank Cho, and Moebius.

You can reserve your copy here!

Listen to an interview with Nate Simpson here!

Visit the Nonplayer website here!


Anyone purchasing Nonplayer this week will be entered into a Free Raffle to win a signed Nonplayer Poster! 

FNC Carries A Full Line of Walking Dead Comics & Graphic Novels!

Walking Dead Weekly # 14


With the zombies cleared out, Rick and crew settle into their new home. It's everything they knew it would be: secure, safe and stocked with everything they need. Now, for the first time in a long time, they can finally relax...or can they?


We Support Comics Podcasts

FNC sponsors the Comic Book Road Show and No Apologies Podcast. Check these guys out and hear what they have to say. Always entertaining and informative:


Language may be NSFW.


No Apologies Episode 56


New Game Nights!

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones Card Game - Thursday 7pm

Learn more about A Game of Thrones Card Game Here!

Dust Tactics: Operation First Strike - Thursday 6pm

For more on Dust Tactics check Here!

Dungeons & Dragons - Wednesday 6pm

DC Holding The Line At $2.99

New Comics Wednesday! 

For a list of this week's new comics, check
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May 7, 2011

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when Friendly Neighborhood Comics joins with participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.

Meet artist Bob Almond!
April 30 - May 1, 2011

Boston Comic Con is coming back big time in 2011! They're moving to a larger, central location, with more artists and dealers than ever!

Friendly Neighborhood Comics will be set up at the con!

Join us at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday April 30 and May 1, 2011.

Featured guests include Joe Kubert (Sunday only), Frank Quitely, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Art Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, and Matt Wagner.

Our "Friend of FNC", J.G. JONES will be attending the con!

Signed Sketch Editions Available!
If you had to miss the Jarrett Krosoczka book signing, we have a limited number of all Lunch Lady graphic novels in stock!

Each one is signed by Jarrett and contains a Lunch Lady sketch at no additional cost! (Thanks Jarrett!).

Lunch Lady original art is also on display.  Come in and see an actual art page from a Lunch Lady graphic novel!

New D&D Group
We have a new Dungeons & Dragons group forming!  Meet new friends every Wednesday night at 6pm for exciting gameplay.

Sidebar Spotlight

Image is producing some cool comics with unique voices!

In addition to Nonplayer, you might like the following:

Blue Estate # 1

A powerhouse team of Hollywood and comic book veterans (along with special guest artists) presents a fast, funny, 100% cool new series for readers of all stripes.

On the mean streets of Los Angeles, an alcoholic hit man and a desperate starlet dodge Russian mobsters, Italian gangsters, ninjas, hippies and the L.A.P.D. in a scheme to steal millions from a psychotic action movie hero.

Green Wake

A riveting tale of loss and horror.

In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect.

But when a stranger with startling connections to Ariel arrives under mysterious circumstances, Morley unravels a dark plot with a shocking link to his past.



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Herc #1, from New York Times Best Selling writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and artist Neil Edwards! It's an explosive opener taking place during the carnage of Fear Itself! Hercules has a new mission and a new code: take out the worst of the worst still walking the streets of the Marvel Universe...and always bring the big guns! But who's first up on Herc's hit list? And just what mythological weapons has he secreted away from the Ares' personal arsenal to enact his revenge? Place your bets because it's the world's most seasoned warrior versus every member of Marvel's criminal underground this April, only in Herc #1
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