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Today, May 6, is basically comic book fan Christmas -- because it's Free Comic Book Day, the annual celebration across comic stores the world over for revelling in the comics we love (and get free ones, too). As ever, there are a ton of comics on offer for FCBD this year, so here's our picks for the ones you should look out for.

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Thanks to his work on both the seminal manga and its animated adaptation, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will forever be remembered as an icon of the comics industry. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the manga this year, Kodansha has put together a tribute book containing art from artists across the world -- and we have a first look.

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Last Saturday (May 7) was the happiest day of the year for comics fans: Free Comic Book Day, which is both a celebration of the hobby and a chance to read tons of new comics given away without paying a cent! While some are reprints, most contain awesome new material -- and here's our guide to what we hope you were able to pick up!

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He fights so he doesn't have to work.

It's a dystopian future where the world is dominated by the rule of work. Those who commit their lives to their jobs and become brainwashed drones are treasured. Those who would be parasites, living off the hard work and resources of the working population, are hunted down and forced to find their place in the labour force. This is the world of Koukidou Mushoku: Neetenberg (高機動無職ニーテンベルグ or "High Mobility Unemployed: Neetenberg")