DC has lined up three comics for Free Comic Book Day. Dawn of DC 2023 FCBD Special Edition will highlight the year Dawn of DC event which began in January 2023 (see “DC presents ‘Dawn of DC'”). The comic will include a new original story as well as previews of upcoming titles.
The other two comics are both focused on DC’s original graphic novel program for young readers.
Clark & Lex and Fann Club: Batman Squad 2023 FCBD Special Edition includes previews of two upcoming mid-level graphic novels, Fan Club: Batman Squad, by Jim Benton (see “Bruce Wayne in College”) and Clark and Lex, by writer Brendan Reichs and artist Jerry Gaylord. In Clark and Lex, Clark Kent is still in school, and despite his parents’ insistence that he not use his superpowers, he plays a little football or does chores. When LuthorCorp holds a contest for a summer internship in Metropolis, Clark decides he will cheat in that contest as well, but then he encounters Lex Luthor, who has his own special abilities. When people start disappearing, Clark and Lex must put aside their competitiveness and work together. The 160-page graphic novel is set for release on July 4, 2023, with an MSRP of $12.99.
The third comic is Girl Take Over: A Lois Lane Story 2023 FCBD Special Edition, with an excerpt from the YA graphic novel Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story, by writer Sarah Kuhn and artist Arielle Jovellanos (see “DC Announces Three Original YA Graphic Novels for 2023”).
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