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: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/206?articleID=130415
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.