DC reveals details of its free Comic Book Day 2021 titles

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Free Comic Book Day is taking place in August this year, and DC just put in its four FCBD offers for 2021 Batman and Suicide Squad: King Shark, as well as a preview of the upcoming graphic novel Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven and an example of the graphic novels for all ages Batman & Robin and Howard and Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld; see details here …


Batman’s creative team of GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and Jorge Jimenez (Justice League) take their epic run to the next level. Gotham City is on the brink of a violent evolutionary path as the danger to Batman and his allies turns feverish. The Magistrate now has the full backing of the Mayor to handle high-level law enforcement in Gotham and has branded the Dark Knight as Public Enemy # 1. Plus, the Scarecrow has his own terrifying agenda as he launches his master plan into the chaos. This is the first look at the epic Fear State event that will be featured in Batman titles starting this fall.

The new Dark Knight, Jace Fox, has arrived in this sneak peek of the upcoming I Am Batman series written by Oscar® winner John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe) with stunning art from Travel Foreman (The Next Batman : Second Son). Fans will get a taste of this blockbuster storyline starring the latest Caped Crusader in this 32-page special FCBD edition.


Suicide Squad: King Shark

Just in time for the movie The Suicide Squad, written and directed by James Gunn, which hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6, with this incredible special edition featuring the world’s deadliest villains.

Discover more about Task Force X’s escape character in an original Suicide Squad: King Shark story written by New York Times bestselling author Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and illustrated by award-winning artist Scott Kolins (The Flash).

This 32-page issue also includes a preview of the sensational Suicide Squad: Get Joker! limited series by writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Alex Maleev (Checkmate). A trapped and angry Red Hood gets a shot at freedom from Amanda Waller. All the former Boy Wonder has to do to get his freedom is lead the Suicide Squad on a mission to end The Joker. Coupled with Harley Quinn and Gotham City assassins like Firefly and Killer Croc, he doesn’t care if any of them come back alive, as long as The Joker dies!


Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven

The writer and artist of the New York Times bestselling Teen Titans: Raven, Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, continues the Teen Titans series, offering readers the romantic encounter they have all been waiting for!

It seems like years, but it’s only been a few days since Raven Roth had her memories back; her demonic father, Trigon, trapped in her amulet; and had broken her heart for the first time. Garfield Logan still can’t believe he has powers that allow him to transform into different animals, but the price of knowing his parents kept this secret from him just feels too high.

Both seek answers from the one person who seems to have come up with them all: Slade Wilson. When their paths converge in Nashville, Raven and Gar can’t help but feel a bond, despite the secrets they both try to hide. It takes a lot of confidence and courage to overcome the wounds of their past, but can they find acceptance for the darkest parts of themselves? Or maybe even love?

This 32-page special edition includes a chapter from the upcoming original graphic novel. The full graphic novel will be available digitally and at participating bookstores on September 28, 2021.


Batman & Robin and Howard / Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Special Edition Flipbook

This flipbook-style sampler features a first look at two upcoming original graphic novels for all ages, Batman & Robin and Howard by best-selling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy) and Amethyst: Princess Of Gemworld by New York Times best-selling authors Shannon Hale (Princess Academy and The Goose Girl) and Dean Hale (Rapunzel’s Revenge, Coauthor) with art from Asiah Fulmore.

For Damian Wayne, nothing is more important than protecting the streets of Gotham City as Robin. But when he makes a critical mistake while on patrol, Damian ends up on the couch. And what’s more, Damian’s dad, Bruce Wayne – aka Batman – decides that starting over at a new school will be just the distraction Damian needs from his superhero routine. Sure Gotham Metro Academy has nothing to teach him, Damian is totally unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard, the brightest and most athletic kid at school. The rivalry between the boys is instantaneous and fierce … and both are sure that only one of them can be the best in their class.

Amaya, princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld, is kind of a troublemaker. She and her brother have a lot of fun together until a magical joke goes way too far and her parents ground her… to Earth! They hope that a whole week in the mundane world will teach her that magic is a privilege … and maybe washing the dishes by hand will help her realize that the palace servants should be respected. Three years later, Amy has settled into high school and mainstream life. She doesn’t remember another life. So, if a prince of the realm takes her home and restores her magical destiny, how will she cope?

Both Batman & Robin And Howard and Amethyst: Princess Of Gemworld will be available digitally and at participating bookstores on November 9, 2021.

Free Comic Book Day 2021 takes place on August 14.

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