Saturday, May 7, 2022, is a day when fans everywhere celebrate. It is the unofficial holiday Free Comic Book Day where several companies drop some free issues to your local comic shop. Usually, they are reprints of popular issues or teasers for upcoming events. For DC Comics, they are bringing a “special edition,” previews, and a promo for an upcoming animated film.
Dark Crisis #0 FCBD Special Edition is written by Joshua Williamson with illustrations from Daniel Sampere.
DC Universe describes it as, “The Justice League is comics’ greatest super-team—made up of DC Comics’ legendary Super Heroes, they have saved the world countless times. No crisis was too much for them to handle…until now! The Justice League has been defeated by the Great Darkness and its army of DC’s most dangerous enemies—now a new generation of Super Heroes must rise to protect not only the Multiverse…but also the legacy of the DCU!”
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star written by Jadzia Axelrod with art by Jess Taylor is a title geared for teens that will be released in a complete graphic novel form, but will receive a preview for Free Comics Day.
“Every day in Taylor Barzelay’s life might seem perfect—but every day is torture. Taylor is actually the Galaxy Crowned, an alien princess from the planet Cyandii, and one of the few survivors of an intergalactic war. For six long, painful years, Taylor has accepted her duty to remain in hiding as a boy on Earth. But that all changes when Taylor meets Metropolis girl Katherine ‘call me Kat’ Silverberg, whose confidence is electrifying. Suddenly, Taylor no longer wants to hide, even if exposing her true identity could attract her greatest enemies,” DC explains.
For the kids, writer Heath Corson and artist by Bobby Timony bring us DC League of Super-Pets: The Great Mxy-Up, a tie-in to the upcoming film starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.
“There is nothing the Super-Pets love more than spending time with their heroes, but are finding it difficult to be taken seriously as members of the team when their humans just don’t understand them,” DC Comics said. “But when Mr. Mxyzptlk (a magical imp from the fifth dimension) arrives in Metropolis with a plan to wreak a little chaos and destruction, the Justice League are caught in his trap! The Super-Pets will need to come up with a plan to prevent Mxy’s mischief from destroying the city—while somehow trying to rescue their human counterparts. The only problem is, they may need to recruit their greatest enemy in order to defeat him.”
They also released a “first look” at the cover for each issue:
Coming May 2022 for Free Comic Book Day, DC Comics is dropping some new titles. pic.twitter.com/S4oWSHQTxy
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