Welcome back my fellow comic book lovers. The Dork Knight Returns with some Superman Free Comic Book Day 2013 news to follow up on the Man of Steel Trailer 3 post and Superman’s 75th birthday yesterday.
As mentioned in that post, when you swing by Cosmic Comics in Las Vegas for Free Comic Book Day 2013 be sure to pick up your FREE copy of Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1 FCBD Edition! This comic is being billed as “a great jumping-on point for fans who can’t wait to see Warner Bros. Pictures’ “MAN OF STEEL” major motion picture!”
The Free Comic Book Day 2013 edition of Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1 is the first chapter of the graphic novel Superman: The Last Son of Krypton which is a collection of Action Comics #844-846, 851, 866-870, and Action Comics Annual #11 (Pre DC’s The New 52). The graphic novel is available in three different variations at Cosmic Comics and ranges in price from $13 to $20 and, like most everything else in the shop on Free Comic Book Day 2013, will be on sale for at least 20% off.*
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton was written by Geoff Johns (the award winning writer of The New York Times best-selling graphic novels Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Superman: Brainiac, and Blackest Night and currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment) and Richard Donner (yes, the same one who directed the original Superman: The Movie) and was illustrated by Adam Kubert. The story features Superman squaring off with General Zod and the Phantom Zone Criminals with “the life of Christopher Kent hanging in the balance.”
In addition to containing Chapter 1 of the graphic novel Superman: The Last Son of Krypton, Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1 FCBD Edition will also include a sneak peek of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s new Superman series due out this June, Superman Unchained. Here’s the description of this new Superman series from DC Comics:
When thirteen satellites fall from the sky in one day, the logical suspect is Lex Luthor—even though he’s still locked up in prison! But a stranger question remains: If Superman didn’t stop the last satellite from falling, who did? There’s a mystery hidden where even Superman can’t see it—Can The Man of Steel drag a decades-old secret into the light? Don’t miss the debut of this red-hot new series from two of comics’ brightest superstars: SCOTT SNYDER and JIM LEE!
With this sneak peek at Superman Unchained and the rising interest in Superman thanks to Christopher Nolan & Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel movie, this Free Comic Book Day 2013 edition of Superman: The Last Son of Krypton #1 is sure to go quick so be sure to get to Cosmic Comics in Las Vegas early for Free Comic Book Day 2013 (doors open an hour early at 9AM) to make certain you get a copy.
Can’t wait until Free Comic Book Day 2013 to #getyourfix for DC’s Man of Steel? Then swing by the shop to pick up the Superman: The Last Son of Krypton graphic novel and these five other graphic novels that DC recommends you read to prepare for Snyder’s Man of Steel movie:
- Superman: Earth One Vol. 1
- Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
- Superman: For Tomorrow
- All-Star Superman
- Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel
Be sure to check back soon as we have some more exciting Free Comic Book Day 2013 news coming soon!
*See a Cosmic Comics Sales Associate for more details.