Today is Free Comic Book Day! I’ll be visiting my local shop, Comics and Paperbacks Plus in Palmyra, PA, to grab a few of the free issues being made available by Marvel, DC, Archie, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and many other great publishers.
If you can make it to a local comic book store today, it’s well worth a visit.
If not, here’s a free comic book you can download right now: FORTUNE. It introduces two hard-working entrepreneurs in the field of recycling used cooking oil. The only problem? They don’t have the permission of the restaurants where they’re getting the oil…
Chris Holm called it “a gritty, morbidly funny tale about the folks scraping the bottom of the barrel to survive,” while Merry Jones called it “a comic with a tight, timely story, complex characters, humor, and suspense.” Other great people have also said nice things.
I wrote FORTUNE and Dillon Samuelson provided the incredible art. It’s based on a short story of the same title that was published by Shotgun Honey and included in Otto Penzler’s Kwik Krimes anthology.
This special free edition of FORTUNE includes the complete 12-page full-color comic, four pages of Dillon’s black-and-white sketches, my script, and the original short story. All told, it’s 27 pages of greasy goodness. Enjoy!