DC Nation #0 sees the start of new stories that will continue across the DC Universe. Originally planned for Free Comic Book Day, deadline crunch saw it pulled from that event and scheduled as a 25 cent comic the Wednesday before. Ironically, that means it costs each retailer less to order it, because it is not part of Free Comic Book Day anymore.
There may be a second printing — but just as the DC Universe Rebirth shot up from $1.99 to $5.99 when reprinted, DC Nation #0 will emphatically not be 25 cents in any second or third printing. And further printings will have to wait until the subsequent comics are collected in trade paperbacks of hardcovers.
From the DC Nation solicitation:
First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to Batman #50!
Then, Dark Nights: Metal shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations-now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to Justice League: No Justice! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event!
And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries Man of Steel, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.
There will be three tiered variant covers.
For every 100 copies of DC Nation #0 ordered retailers can order 1 Variant Edition by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez featuring Superman.
For every 250 copies of DC Nation #0 retailers can order 1 Variant Edition featuring Batman by Clay Mann.
For every 500 copies of DC Nation #0 retailers can order 1 Variant Edition featuring JLA by Jorge Jimenez.