The Two Missing Titles From Free Comic Book Summer

Today, the new Free Comic Book Summer promotion was announced, with comic book stores able to give away free comic books from June into September. But there were a couple of books missing. One, Fire Power #1 has already been rescheduled for July 1st, on the same day as the Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude original graphic novel. But one appears to have been disappeared entirely.

The Two Missing Titles From Free Comic Book Summer.
The Two Missing Titles From Free Comic Book Summer.


The DC Middle Grade Graphic Novels preview featuring the first chapters of Batman: Overdrive and Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime as a flipbook is still coming out for Free Comic Book Summer. But there is no sign of the Generation Zero: Gods Among Us freebie that was to provide a closer look into what's next for the DC universe.

The march towards DC's future begins with Generation Zero: Gods Among Us! This 32-page issue features a stunning cover by Francis Manapul and features key stories involving Wally West, The Fastest Man Alive, and Wonder Woman, warrior princess from the island of Themyscira. New and longtime fans can't afford to miss Generation Zero: Gods Among Us; this book lays the foundation for even more seismic-level changes in the DC universe.

And why? Well, those plans have changed. No more 5G. And the Generation One-through-Five titles have disappeared from DC schedules. So here's what would have been;

"Flash Forward: Epilogue" is an extension of the unbelievable 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.

Generation Zero: Gods Among Us also includes a reprint of "A Brave New World," from Wonder Woman #750.  Written by Scott Snyder with art by Bryan Hitch, 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!

Of course, plenty from Generation Zero tied into the current Death Metal and the Wonder Woman story also set some of that up with Death Valley. So could there still be a place for this comic in Free Comic Book Summer coming from Lunar and UCS rather than Diamond?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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