First Look: DC Nation #0

Well that was fast.

This morning it was announced that Brian Michael Bendis will be taking over writing duties on both Superman and Action Comics.  In addition to some of Bendis’ plans for the titles, a mysterious comic called DC Nation was referenced.  Other than the fact that Bendis would team up with legendary illustrator José Luis García-López on a Superman story and dropping a few hints about a Batman story, not much was revealed about the issue.

In timely fashion, DC Comics have released the full details of the one-shot:

Twenty-Five Cent Sampler Comic Book Features Stories from DC’s Hottest Writers Available May 2
Book Includes Preview of Free DC NATION Fan Magazine, Debuting June 6

(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 or visit the DC YouTube channel.

$.25 physical copies and a free digital download for stories from some of the best creators in the business?  Sign me up.  We’ll keep you posted as we hear more at Batman News.

DC Nation #0 will hit comic retailers and digital outlets on May 2nd.