Lovers of DC Comics, we’ve got our ‘Kryptonite List’—a wham-bam selection of free comic books that could very well be your weakness come FCBD! So make like Superman and stock up on some sunlight before heading to Fully Booked. This list might get you a little weak in the knees with excitement.

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1. Superman: The Last Son of Krypton [Special Edition]

We’re making this one available at all Fully Booked branches, and you know why: Superman is so hot right now. The upcoming Man of Steel film (directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan) is waiting in the wings to melt us with its laser eye beam of heart-rending emotion and whack us in the face with earth-shattering action this summer blockbuster season. You’ll want to line up for this book—and then proceed to your fortress of solitude to fly right through its pages. Availability: All Fully Booked branches.

If you aren’t excited about Superman yet, check out the trailer of the movie right here:



2. DC Nation

A perfect introduction for kids to the world of DC, this one delivers a one-two punch: Beware the Batman, and Teen Titans Go!—soon to be seen on Cartoon Network’s Saturday mornings. Availability: Fully Booked Fort branch only.


2 & 3. Valiant Masters and Harbinger Wars

The roots of Valiant comics trace their way to former Marvel writers and editors. But we think that If you like DC, you might also like the Valiant Masters universe, which has, since the 1990s provided its fans with a rich cosmos of characters, empowering it to hold its own, and even rival biggies like DC for market share at times. These two offerings from Valiant this FCBD take you into the world of Ninjak, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot and Harbinger. If you are new to the universe, consider these books your welcome cocktail. Availability: Fully Booked Fort branch only.


4. Aphrodite

A post-cataclysmic planet earth, a political struggle and genetically and technologically mutated earthlings? The FCBD website pegs Aphrodite as “Top Cow’s fan favorite, memory challenged, green haired, questionably human heroine.” In short, if you’re one of those ‘the weirder, the better’ types, this is for you. Availability: Fully Booked Fort branch only.


5. Atomic Robo

From the FCBD website: “Unanimously heralded by fans, creators, retailers and critics as the perfect first comic to give to a non-comic-reader. It’s a robotic experiment gone wrong, and only Atomic Robo’s brand of violent science can save the day.”

If you’re a fan of Transformers or mecha, line up at FCBD for Atomic Robo. If the comics community is right, you won’t find yourself disappointed. Availability: Fully Booked Fort branch only.


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