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Free Comic Book Day includes Star Wars, Superman

More than 4.6 million comic books expected to be given away Saturday
by Matthew Price Published: May 3, 2013

More than one million people are expected to visit 2000 comic book specialty stores in 60 countries all over the world on Free Comic Book Day.

“Superman: Last Son of Krypton” No. 1 will feature a sneak peek at the new DC Comics title “Superman Unchained,” set for release June 12. The Free Comic Book Day exclusive also includes the first chapter of graphic novel “Superman: Last Son Of Krypton,” written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner (director of Superman: The Movie), illustrated by Adam Kubert and featuring Superman's epic battle with General Zod.

DC's younger fans can try out “DC Nation Super Sampler” No. 1, which features Batman from the upcoming “Beware the Batman” animated series.

Marvel Comics fans excited by “Iron Man 3” may want to check out the “Avengers Assemble/Hulk: Agents of SMASH” No. 1, which previews two new animated series. And Marvel will kick off a new series on FCBD with “Infinity,” a story by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung that leads into a new Marvel Comics event featuring Thanos.

“I'm very excited about ‘Infinity' for a number of reasons,” said Hickman in a news release. “First, I think it's wonderful that the story is coming organically out of what's been going on during Marvel NOW!. Things that we've seen unfold in ‘Avengers,' ‘New Avengers,' ‘Thanos Rising,' ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' and others are the catalyst for ‘Infinity.' And second, for me personally, ‘Infinity' is the first big step in a series of big steps that make up the long term plans for the Avengers books I have the privilege of writing. It should be a lot of fun.”

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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