Papercutz Will Publish An All-New Only Living Boy Story For FCBD 2018

by Hannah Means Shannon

While Papercutz is known for its graphic novels, particularly its all-ages offerings, the publisher will be taking part in Free Comic Book Day 2018 by publishing an all-new story from their popular series of OGNs, The Only Living Boy.

The Harvey-award winning series by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis will return in The Only Living Boy: Under the Light of the Broken Moon and will explore the secrets of the laboratory belonging to sinister scientist Doctor Once.

Gallaher says:

On Free Comic Book Day, new readers can dive into an action-packed adventure about an insect princess, a mermaid warrior,  and a young boy and his teddy bear. And fans of THE ONLY LIVING BOY graphic novels will discover the secrets of the Consortium and learn their wicked plans for the world of Chimerika.

Papercutz explains:

In THE ONLY LIVING BOY, 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

According to publisher Terry Nantier, the FCBD offering is set after the events of volume 5 of the series, but is a standalone story that will introduce new readers to the world of the books.

Steve Ellis adds:

I still remember how wonderful it was walking into my first comic shop, and Free Comic Book Day is such a great way to introduce new readers to comics. We’re delighted to be working with Papercutz to participate in the upcoming Free Comic Book Day. Our hope is that THE ONLY LIVING BOY will inspire a whole new generation of passionate, imaginative readers.

Free Comic Book Day 2018 will be arriving on May 5th.

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