DC Comics has lined up three comics for Free Comic Book Day. Dawn of DC 2023 FCBD Special Edition will spotlight the yearlong Dawn of DC event that kicked off in January 2023 (see “DC Introduces ‘Dawn of DC’”). The comic will include a new, original story plus previews of upcoming titles.

The other two comics are both focused on DC’s original graphic novel program for younger readers.

Clark & Lex and Fann Club: Batman Squad 2023 FCBD Special Edition includes previews of two upcoming middle-grade graphic novels, Fann Club: Batman Squad, by Jim Benton (see “Bruce Wayne in Middle School”) and Clark & Lex, by writer Brendan Reichs and artist Jerry Gaylord. In Clark & Lex, Clark Kent is still in school and, despite his parents’ insistence that he not use his superpowers, fudges a bit when playing football or doing chores. When LuthorCorp holds a competition for a summer internship in Metropolis, Clark decides he’ll cheat in that contest too, but then he meets Lex Luthor, who has some special abilities of his own. When people start disappearing, Clark and Lex have to set aside their competitiveness and work together. The 160-page graphic novel is scheduled for release on July 4, 2023, with an MSRP of $12.99.

The third comic is Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story 2023 FCBD Special Edition, with an excerpt from the YA graphic novel Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story, by writer Sarah Kuhn and artist Arielle Jovellanos (see “DC Announces Three Original YA Graphic Novels for 2023”).

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