A huge day today for DC Comics! They announced today via Forbes of the debut date of Brian Michael Bendis, which will take place on April 18th, 2018 in the unprecedented issue number 1000 of Action Comics. Also we learned that he will be taking over the writing duties on both Superman and Action Comics as well as a 6 issue mini series entitled Man of Steel.
But there was one other title that was kind of lost in the mix and that was a mysterious comic called DC Nation. The eyebrow raising fact about Bendis talking about this book was the fact that he would be joined by legendary artist, José Luis García-López:
“In between Action Comics #1000 and Man of Steel #1, there will be another special chapter, this one by myself and — I’m so excited to say these words out loud — very special art by José Luis García-López, who came out of semi-retirement to do this with me.”
Even if you have never picked up a DC Comic, without a doubt you have seen his iconic artwork. As his artowork is licensed for toy packaging, books, posters, clothing and all kinds of DC merchindise.
But just as that was revealed by Bendis DC Comics also released this press release giving us the full details of the DC Nation one-shot.
DC GIVES FANS A SNEAK PEEK AT SOME OF THE HOTTEST EVENTS OF 2018 IN DC NATION #0
(BURBANK, CA) – (February 1, 2018) – Boasting three of the most popular writers in comics, DC is getting a jump on Free Comic Book Day (May 5) to let fans in on all the excitement in store for the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. On Wednesday, May 2, DC NATION #0, a 32-page comic book, will be available at comic book retailers at a cover price of $0.25 and free via digital download. DC NATION #0 spotlights events from three of DC’s top storytellers — Scott Snyder, Tom King and Brian Michael Bendis, all best-selling, celebrated authors.
With the unbelievable conclusion to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL paving the way for the JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE four-issue weekly series (with co-writers James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson and artist Francis Manapul), fans will be clamoring for more information on what kind of wild, over the top roller-coaster ride Snyder and crew have planned next; artist Jorge Jiménez (SUPER SONS) joins Snyder, Tynion IV and Williamson for a preview of just how big the Justice League’s next challenge will be when JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE begins May 9.
In a Batman story by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, The Joker gets word about the wedding between the Bat and the Cat, and he’s not happy. With the wedding story arc reaching its climax in BATMAN #50 on sale July 4, The Joker will be that one wedding guest most likely to speak now and not hold his peace at all.
From the return of the trademark red trunks to the debut of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis in the ACTION COMICS #1000 comic book in April, the future for Superman couldn’t shine any brighter, but for fans, that’s just the tip of the super-iceberg. Bendis, along with legendary artist José Luis García-López, is also contributing an all-new story to DC NATION #0, a prelude to his highly anticipated MAN OF STEEL weekly miniseries debuting May 30.
Fans will also get a sneak preview of DC’s new promotional magazine DC NATION. The debut issue of this free, full-sized fan magazine will be the perfect place for fans to get the latest news on what’s happening at DC, arriving at comic book retailers on June 6 and available for digital download. For more news on DC, check out the website at www.DCComics.com or visit the DC YouTube channel.
It is very exciting times at DC Comics, they have quite the star power line up of creators in this book previewing some amazing stories. Scott Snyder, Brian Michael Bendis and Tom King in the same book? That is quite the appetizer for great things to come! Not to mention the fantastic line up of artist as well. Check out the cover released by DC Comics featuring the artwork of Jorge Jiménez & Alejandro Sánchez.
What do you think of this one shot? Any particular story stand out? Let us know in the comment section below!
DC Comic’s DC Nation #0 hits stands Wednesday May 2, 2018 for $0.25.