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DC Unveils Jim Lee's Cover to DC COMICS - THE NEW 52 FCBD EDITION

Free comics are great but free comics with new Jim Lee art is even better.

Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching. On May 5, 2012, comic stores and publishers are joining together to deliver free comics to readers. Each year, publishers up the game in delivering quality content. No one wants to see a simple 'free' reprint of something that's been out for a while. More and more we're seeing top quality stories and art that lead into big events in existing titles.

Today DC Comics unveiled the Jim Lee cover to their free comic, DC COMICS - THE NEW 52, via their newly designed website.

Besides the cover, Lee will also illustrate five pages for the interior, including a four-page gatefold to go along with a brand new story by Geoff Johns. WIth Pandora on the cover, you know all eyes will be on this issue.

Lee also provided custom art for the Free Comic Book Day t-shirt with the Justice League paying homage to a classic piece by José Luis García-López.

The other thing to keep in mind with Free Comic Book Day, the comics might be free to you but comic there is a cost to make and distribute them. Comic retailers actually have to pay for them plus pay shipping costs. So when you visit your local comic shop on May 5, remember to be thankful and perhaps pick up a trade or some other comics in gratitude.

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Posted by KRYPTON

Look at how cool they look, man that is some awesome art

Posted by BlackArmor

Awesome, can Jim Lew draw everything from now on

Posted by Billy Batson

looks nice.
BB

Posted by NightFang

Awesome.

Posted by QuantomMan

DUDE! this is super exciting! whooooo hooooo!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

crystal skull eh?

Posted by Or35ti

Beautiful cover, that's all I have to say.

Posted by Lvenger

I wonder what the deal with Pandora is. Will be interesting to find out more about her.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

You're right, while the free comics are free for us, they aren't free for the shop. I always tend to buy something on the side and am always quite thankful for what they do when FCBD rolls around. That cover really is awesome. I'm sooooo getting it!

Posted by emirblade

Awesome cover! Don't like so much how the gun looks, but Batman looks so tough here. I also like Diana's face here, she look innocent and humble :)

Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

Could that be Despero's skull?

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Posted by CombatSpoon86

JIM LEE art book for free. Sign me up

Posted by clemj

I always loved Jim Lee's art

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Pandora seems to be powerful enough to punk Phantom Stranger but yet she has guns?!

Posted by Trodorne

@Gambler said:

Could that be Despero's skull?

I don't think so, maybe. I did notice the third eye there.

Im thinking this issue will be a collection end of Flashpoint number 5, explaining the new DC universe or just the Pandora short story we got in justice league.

Posted by KidSupreme

JIM LEE IS THE MAN!

Posted by _Black

@Mrfuzzynutz said:

Pandora seems to be powerful enough to punk Phantom Stranger but yet she has guns?!

I don't think they're your average guns..

Posted by BatClaw89

I wish Jim Lee could draw all the DC books

Posted by Gordo789

@BatClaw89 said:

I wish Jim Lee could draw all the DC books

I think one is enough. He's good, I mean really good, but variety is the spice of life.

Posted by HolySerpent

Love it

Posted by sora_thekey

Wow! That is an amazing cover. I love WW's lassso and Pandora too!

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Posted by Bestostero

free!!!

Posted by zackattack529

this is going to be lame, just jim lee's art will be interesting. i swear people today are so blinded by geoff johns terrible work!

why cant he just quit already and move to marvel! he'd be more successful there. he has SOME talent but he doesnt know how to right superheroes....just saying guys.

Posted by MagnetMan

@KRYPTON : Ya its cool but im more of a fan of abstract art

Posted by TheGoldenOne
Looks good.
Posted by KRYPTON

@Bestostero said:

free!!!

always the best part!!

Posted by moywar700

omg the cover art is so well drawn.

Posted by krazyman27

@zackattack529: Y'know, not everyone can be a great righter, but Geoff Johns still has some really good stuff.

Posted by BishopSummers

I wonder if they will make the comics on comic day free for download on the iPad via the Comixology app. I don't have any comic stores worth going to where I live (a rural area). Here's hoping

Posted by Mbecks14

I love Jim Lee! Kick ass cover with a boss-looking Batman!

but...and i know i'm in the minority here, but i hate his wonder woman. Her boobs always look too long and her hair looks wonky and her costume always looks off. And it's not just in this picture either.

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

@_Black: it will be interesting to see how she uses them

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Question... does this FCBD just mean this one comic is free or are ... ALL ... the comics free? I've never heard of FCBD so I don't know... D:

Posted by The Poet

that's cool

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Posted by Mercy_

Jim Lee is a BAWS.

Pandora looks badass/sinister. I'm intrigued.

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Posted by Mercy_

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

You're right, while the free comics are free for us, they aren't free for the shop. I always tend to buy something on the side and am always quite thankful for what they do when FCBD rolls around. That cover really is awesome. I'm sooooo getting it!

My shop has AMAZING FCBD offers.

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Posted by badaboop

Will definitely be picking this up as well as some other comics to help support the business and art of comic books, and as a thank you to the shop. Man I love Free Comic Book Day.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@The Dark Huntress: That's it...I should make a break for New England while I can with those kinda deals...

Posted by Mercy_

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

@The Dark Huntress: That's it...I should make a break for New England while I can with those kinda deals...

Dude, this is seriously the best shop ever.

10% off EVERYTHING if you have a pull list set up with them and they had a pretty cool deal for the New 52. If you buy every first issue (for the first wave), at the end of the month, you get an additional ten percent off of anything in the shop and a free t-shirt. They also had it set up so that if you did buy every first issue and took one home and absolutely hated it, you could bring it back to the shop and exchange it for one.

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Posted by davidgrantlloyd

Now THAT'S a cool drawing!

Supes and Wondy look stunning!

Posted by The Impersonator

@KRYPTON said:

Look at how cool they look, man that is some awesome art

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Still costs too much. 

Posted by Eyz

FCBD NEw 52, alright!

Posted by Queso6p4

@spiderbat87: In another context, these words would hurt my soul

@Gordo789: Agreed.

@emirblade: I agree! I like what they've done with her in the reboot.

Being a child of the 90s, it's so weird how much Lee, Scott William's, Joe Rosas, etc. have influenced my comic art preferences.

Posted by allpro

Jim is a BEAST

Posted by TheOptimist

@headwound2323 said:

I wonder if they will make the comics on comic day free for download on the iPad via the Comixology app. I don't have any comic stores worth going to where I live (a rural area). Here's hoping

That would certainly be an ideal situation... I know that several (if not all) of the previous recent books released on FCBD are even now still available as free downloads... so I would presume so. The best part about that is that I'm not so frantic or frustrated if some of the titles run out... it really is a great time to see what things are floating around out there.

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

Question... does this FCBD just mean this one comic is free or are ... ALL ... the comics free? I've never heard of FCBD so I don't know... D:

There are a number of comic books that are published for FCBD, which are all free (for customers, retailers pay a fraction of the regular price). These will mostly be labeled with the FCBD banner. Many stores will use this as an opportunity to free up excess stock, sometimes offering BOGO style offers.

Posted by maxicere

Buuuu

Posted by InnerVenom123

She has guns?