May 5 is not only Cinco de Mayo, it’s also Free Comic Book Day! And the selection of free comics is quite nice this year which you can look at over here.

Unless you’re one of those adorably annoying young parents who always seems to hog the staff’s time, or you’re one of those hoarders who has only come for free stuff, all are truly welcome to celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your local comics shop. Without wanting to sound mean, those most welcome are the regular readers, or aspiring regular readers of comics. And for you, Free Comic Book Day offers that added value of genuine sneak previews. Leading the pack, is the latest news on the next wave of “The New 52” line-up of titles from DC Comics. Here’s a look at some of what you’ll get. To start with, we’ve got amazing cover art by legendary artist Jim Lee, who also illustrated five interior pages including a gorgeous four-page gatefold. You also get quite a suprise with the full story in this issue plus a nice selection of previews of new titles joining “The New 52.”


The opener is an all-new story written by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Gene Ha and Kenneth Robert. Welcome to your new event. It has an intriguing take on Pandora’s Box.

Also included are previews for BATMAN INCORPORATED, DIAL H, EARTH 2, G. I. COMBAT, THE RAVAGERS and the one that really stood out for me, WORLD’S FINEST. It just looks like a lot of fun: a team-up of Huntress and Power Girl! Paul Levitz gets to shine as one of the most knowledgeable writers of DC Comics history. And you’ve got the artist team of two other legendary talents, Kevin Maguire and George Perez. This is the story of two women, two worlds and one mission: to return home! What more can you want?

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