Waking up, browsing through ComiXology on the way to the comic shop, I notice a couple of things.
Firstly, that the much-anticipated DC Nation #0, which has sold over a million copies to comic book stores and is available today for 25 cents, is free on ComiXology.
I mean I’m going to buy it at the store, obviously. But that’s an interesting day-and-date decision by DC Comics on a day when comic stores are hoping many people will come through the doors to buy such an important comic for 25 cents – and ten maybe upsell them on everything else in the store.
But more than that, you can also download the DC SuperHero Girls comic for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, also for free on ComiXology. Stores can’t give this comic away for free until Saturday – but ComiXology can.
Marvel Comics have recently suffered the wrath of retailers for having Marvel collections and original graphic novels sold for 99 cents on ComiXology on the same day they are released in print. This is much more limited – but still as open to criticism.
I’m going to read mine on the tube…
DC NATION #0
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Clay Mann, José Luis García-López (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
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.In Shops: May 02, 2018
FCBD 2016 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS #1
Class is in session! Welcome to DC Super Hero High!
DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of superhero storytelling that builds character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential.
This special FCBD issue features two exciting, action-packed stories from the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINAL CRISIS that readers of all ages will enjoy.
It’s the day before finals and the student body is hard at work…and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman spars with Cheetah in gym class as Batgirl and Supergirl watch from the sidelines. In the next class, the girls sit next to an empty seat. Where could Supergirl be?
Don’t miss this chance to meet the students as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all part of growing up!
Rating: All Ages