DC Announces Free Comic Book Day Offerings
Posted on April 27, 2023 by Neil Cole
DC is celebrating Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 6, with a can’t-miss selection of free previews of big events and original graphic novels for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers available exclusively at local participating comic shops (available while supplies last) and on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.
Dawn of DC Knight Terrors 2023 FCBD Special Edition
Horror is invading the DC Universe this summer with the publishing event Knight Terrors. The next Dawn of DC milestone event takes place in July and August and will feature a host of two-issue miniseries, each spotlighting a DC Super Hero or Super-Villain confronting their worst nightmares in a “Nightmare Realm.” Fans can get a preview of what is to come in the highly anticipated Knight Terrors on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, with the Dawn of DC Knight Terrors 2023 FCBD Special Edition. Joshua Williamson (Superman) is teaming up with Howard Porter (The Flash) and legendary comics artist Chris Bachalo (Doctor Strange, Deadpool), in his DC return (first DC work in more than 20 years), to show what haunts Damian Wayne’s dreams. After a long night of crime-fighting with his father, Batman, Damian sleeps – but horrors invade his teenage dreams. Damian has seen a lot, but there is something different about this nightmare.
Clark & Lex/Fann Club: Batman Squad, Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story
Fans of Middle Grade storytelling will be treated to a double preview of Clark & Lex, by New York Times bestselling author Brendan Reichs and artist Jerry Gaylord, and Fann Club: Batman Squad, from bestselling writer-illustrator Jim Benton. Available at all participating comic book stores, booksellers, and mass-market retailers/e-tailers, the full version of Fann Club: Batman Squad launches June 6, 2023, followed by Clark & Lex on July 4.
In an additional sampler, fans can check out an excerpt from Shadow of the Batgirl and Heroine Complex writer Sarah Kuhn’s upcoming graphic novel Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story. Featuring lively art by Arielle Jovellanos, this charming young adult story celebrates the strength it takes to embrace life’s messiness as small-town Lois Lane tackles a summer in the big city with gusto, meeting all the challenges that come her way.
DC is also bracketing Free Comic Book Day with two additional free samplers, also available at participating comic book shops and DC UNIVERSE INFINITE:
Dawn of DC We Are Legends Special Edition
Part of Dawn of DC, the Dawn of DC We Are Legends Special Edition arrives Tuesday, May 2, spotlighting new series headlined by Asian and South Asian heroes, from Asian writers and artists. These characters burst onto the scene as part of the DC Universe in a series of Lazarus Planet one-shots, and this special edition reprints the early appearances of Spirit World’s Xanthe in Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1, the Vigil in Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution #1, and City Boy in Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1. Just in time for AAPI Heritage Month, all three will launch as new series throughout May.
Dawn of DC Primer 2023 Special Edition
Available Tuesday, May 16, DC’s Dawn of DC Primer 2023 Special Edition reveals the threats, secrets, and connective stories from DC’s biggest event of 2023, written by Dawn of DC architect Joshua Williamson with art by Leandro Fernandez. Along with the story by Williamson and Fernandez, Dawn of DC Primer 2023 Special Edition will include key Secret Files pages and exclusive behind-the-scenes content!
For years, Amanda Waller has seen the heroes of the DC Universe as a dangerous threat that could lead to the end of the world. Ever since Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Waller has operated in the shadows to collect deadly weapons and to create an army of allies who agree with her. Now she’
s forced to bring some of the worst villains of the DC Universe an offer they can’t refuse.
For the latest information on Free Comic Book Day and to locate a store near you, visit the official website at FreeComicBookDay.com.