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Superhero Comics (Free Comic Book Day 2023)

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Free Comic Book Day is nearly here, and there’s a great selection of superhero books coming our way! Here’s a look at some of the superhero titles we’re expecting to have on the day.

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DAWN OF DC KNIGHT TERRORS SPECIAL EDITION

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Howard Porter, Chris Bachalo (CA) Jason Fabok

The story stars as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman discover the dead body of one of their earliest enemies at the Hall of Justice. Their investigation takes them past the land of the living, beyond the land of the dead, and into a realm of nightmares. The only way to save the world is to call for the help of an unlikely hero, Deadman. DC’s previously announced Dawn of DC 2023 FCBD Special Edition now has the expanded title of Dawn of DC Knight Terrors FCBD Special Edition, and will set the stage for the two-month event, headlined by an all-new story from Williamson, Porter, and – in his first DC work in years – Chris Bachalo! This can’t-miss prelude issue, also including behind-the-scenes looks at the chilling design work for this unique story, will be available on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, with a new cover by superstar artist Jason Fabok.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


DAWN OF DC WE ARE LEGENDS SPECIAL EDITION

We Are Legends, part of the year-long Dawn of DC storytelling initiative, is set to make a major impact on the comics industry this May, with the launch of three six-issue series: Spirit World, The Vigil, and City Boy. Each feature new characters of AAPI heritage, as leads of their own books! Earlier this year, these heroes first made their presence known across the DC Universe in the Lazarus Planet epic. In the newly announced Dawn of DC We Are Legends Special Edition promotional comic book, you can meet City Boy in a story that first appeared in Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, get to know Xanthe and their unique mission in a Spirit World tale from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate, and receive intel on the mysterious organization known as the Vigil in an excerpt from Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


AVENGERS X-MEN #1

(W) Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman (A) Joshua Cassara, Various (CA) Garron, Javier

This issue features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, FALL OF X, and introduces an uncanny new lineup for a new team book launching next year. PLUS: a preview of Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s upcoming mystery project.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


SPIDER-MAN VENOM #1

(W) Zeb Wells, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (A/CA) Patrick Gleason

For years, the symbiote family in the Marvel Universe has grown, and the latest smash-hit run on VENOM is no exception. With the violent and dangerous Meridius readying for war, the stage is set for catastrophe and this year’s Free Comic Book Day will mark the beginning of the end of the symbiotes!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


SPIDEY & FRIENDS #1

(W) Various (A) Various

SWING INTO ADVENTURE WITH SPIDEY! 

Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles will face off against Green Goblin, Doc Ock and more in this FREE spectacular special. Filled with easy-to-read comic stories based on the hit Disney Junior show, this book is perfect for the youngest readers aged 5-7. Young fans will even be able to test their wall-crawling skills with thrilling interactive activity pages! Kids will love this not-to-be-missed comic: the perfect primer for the newest generation of Spider-Fans!

Age Rating: All Ages


CLARK & LEXX / FANN CLUB

(W) Brendan Reichs, Jim Denton (A/CA) Jerry Gaylord, Jim Denton

This Free Comic Book Day special edition features excerpts from two upcoming original Middle Grade graphic novels, CLARK & LEX and FANN CLUB: THE BATMAN SQUAD! Being the only kid with powers is tough…not being able to use them is even worse! When LuthorCorp holds a competition to find the best and brightest for a summer internship in Metropolis, Clark has no problem using his X-ray vision to cheat his way in if it means getting out of Smallville. Amazingly, Clark is not the only competitor with special abilities… just ask his newfound friend, Lex Luthor. From New York Times bestselling author Brendan Reichs and artist Jerry Gaylord comes a fresh twist to a familiar face that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! Ernest Fann idolizes Batman. It might not even be much of a stretch to say he wants to model his life after him. So, with no training or superpowers, young Ernest takes on the name of Gerbilwing and decides to set up a crime fighting unit consisting entirely of his immediate friends and his dog. But things get complicated when Ernest and his friends visit a bank that happens to be in the middle of a robbery being committed by a werewolf! Will The Batman Squad taste defeat on their very first day of crime-fighting? Fann Club: The Batman Squad is a great send-up of the Batman mythos as well as a series of silly adventures from the mind of satirist Jim Benton.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


GIRL TAKING OVER: A LOIS LANE STORY

(W) Sarah Kuhm (A/CA) Arielle Jovellanos

Ambitious small town girl Lois Lane tackles a summer in the big city with gusto, but a cavalcade of setbacks – including an annoying frenemy roommate, a beyond tedious internship at a suddenly corporatized website, and a boss who demotes her to coffee-fetching minion – threatens to derail her extremely detailed life plan. And, you know, her entire future. From beloved author Sarah Kuhn (Shadow of the Batgirl, Heroine Complex), and with expressive and lively art by Arielle Jovellanos, comes a charming YA story about the strength it takes to embrace the messiness of life. This Free Comic Book Day special edition features an excerpt from DC’s upcoming original graphic novel, Girl Take Over: A Lois Lane Story.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


I AM STAN SAMPLER

(W) Tom Scioli (A) Tom Scioli

The very first graphic novel biography of the legendary Stan Lee, co-creator of Marvel’s many superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and more, from Eisner-nominated artist Tom Scioli. I Am Stan gives Lee’s life the comic book treatment and reveals the inner workings of the legendary creator.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


Don’t forget – Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday 6th May! Make sure to save the date!

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