Sunday, January 20, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013: Superman Last Son Of Krypton

Looking ahead to issues I still need to review and issues coming out next week, I won't have many 'free days' for a bit. So I thought I would have a rare Sunday post to show the DC Free Comic Book Day Superman book. Here is the link to FCBD's coverage:

Here is the blurb:

SUPERMAN: THE LAST SON OF KRYTON #1 is a great jumping-on point for fans who can’t wait to see Warner Bros. Pictures’ “MAN OF STEEL” major motion picture! This issue features the first chapter of the SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON graphic novel, written by Richard Donner and Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert and featuring Superman’s epic battle with General Zod and the Phantom Zone villains.

In addition, it includes a special sneak preview of the blockbuster new monthly series starring The Man of Steel by the all-star team of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee!

Now I'll have to go back to that Johns/Donner issue to see if it is a good free book chapter to give out to get people interested. But to be honest, that is a 7 year old book. Is showing the old DCU and retreading an old story the right thing to put out to get new readers interested?

As for me, the story isn't as important as getting the sneak peek of the Snyder/Lee new book. Does this mean the title is Last Son of Krypton? Or The Man of Steel?

Either way, the sneak preview is the real juice of this freebie.


Benwahbob said...

it seems like a waste of a good venue to reprint a Pre' New 52 book. Seems more like they were planning to have more of Man of Steel done, and as is jim Lee's MO couldn't get it done in time to go to print(FCBD books have to be in for review at Diamond on February 8th).
Once again DC drops the ball.

Anj said...

I agree.

You would think that DC would want to promote the New DC with this chance. Why not reprint part of Morrison's Action?

I guess we'll have to see what the sneak peek content is.

Kandou Erik said...

The day this story ran, I ran into a TPB of Last Son (which included the Brainiac arc, too! Just for $20)

Reading the first issue - it is good for people unfamiliar with Superman comics -- but it also has obvious allusions to "Superman Returns"; this would have been a good issue to plug for that movie. For the Man of Steel --, I think Action Comics #1 would have been just as good (or at least modern). Or - heck - just have Snyder write up an original story - not everything has to be done by Jim Lee.