When the initial list of Free Comic Book Day "Gold Sponsors" was revealed, DC's release was dubbed "top secret." On Friday, the contents were revealed: A reprint of 2006's Action Comics #844, the first part of the "Last Son" story co-written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, with art from Adam Kubert.
The issue will also feature a preview of the upcomingSuperman series by writer Scott Snyder and artist (and DC co-publisher) Jim Lee.
The choice of story is timed both to the June 14 debut of the Man of Steel feature film, and a new collected edition of the "Last Son" story titled Superman: Last Son of Krypton, released earlier this month. "Last Son" was notable for the pairing of prominent DC writer Johns — now the company's chief creative officer — with Donner, who directed the 1978 Superman film and part of Superman II.
Marvel's Free Comic Book Day offering remains as yet unrevealed.
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