DC's Generation Zero On Free Comic Book Day – a Sequel to Flash Forward and the Beginning of the New DC Timeline

DC's Generation Zero is the revealed name for DC Comics; big Free Comic Book Day title starring Wally West and Wonder Woman. With a cover from Francis Manapul, this 32 page free comic book will contain:

"Flash Forward: Epilogue" an extension of the  conclusion to the Flash Forward six-issue miniseries, with all-new content from the series team of writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brett Booth.

In order to save his children and the multiverse itself, Wally West makes the ultimate sacrifice, taking his place in the Moebius Chair. Unbeknownst to him, the chair is packing a little extra power, having been imbued with the godlike powers of Dr. Manhattan! Now armed with infinite knowledge – and the powers of a god – Wally West can see the past, present and future of the DC Universe all at once.

…Including what needs to be changed.

A reprint of "A Brave New World," from Wonder Woman #750 by Scott Snyder and Bryan Hitch which Bleeding Cool tagged as the beginning of the New DC Timeline we have been talking about for 6 months.

Wonder Woman makes her debut as DC's first superhero, saving the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt during an assassination attempt at the 1930 World's Fair in New York. As a nation hears more about her heroic exploits, it inspires some citizens to consider their own unique gifts, and how they could be used to help protect the world – among them Alan Scott, who will become the first Green Lantern!

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The second Free Comic Book Day title will be a flipbook sampler of the first chapters of the middle grade graphic novels Batman: Overdrive and Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime.

Written by Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls) with art by Marcelo Di Chiara, Batman: Overdrive is a heartfelt story touching on the importance of friendship, trust, and forgiveness. Driven to solve the mystery of his parents' murders, teen loner Bruce Wayne sharpens his detective and fighting skills as he searches Gotham City for clues to the identity of those responsible. Bruce processes the pain and guilt of their deaths by rebuilding his dad's first car. As he finds parts to restore the car, Bruce is forced to open himself up to new challenges and friendships, finding out that what he really desires most isn't vengeance, but freedom.

Four stories featuring Damian Wayne, Alfred, Batman, and more are the center of Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime. An anthology that combines characters from the DC Universe with classic fairytales, this book encourages middle-grade audiences to read on their own with short, hilarious stories that help foster a sense of reading accomplishment. The creative team of writer Derek Fridolfs and artist Dustin Nguyen (of Li'L Gotham fame) have returned to their Bat-roots to combine Bat-characters with fairytales such as PinocchioAlice in WonderlandThe Princess and the Pea, and The Snow Queen.

It will also include sneak peeks at DC middle grade titles, My Video Game Ate My Homework and Primer, which star all-new characters

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