DC NATION #0 To Preview Big JOKER, JUSTICE LEAGUE Stories

DC Nation #0
Credit: DC Comics
Credit: DC Comics

More details about the just-announced DC Nation #0 sampler coming in May have been released by DC Comics. The one-shot, set for release May 2, will not only include a Man of Steel prelude by Brian Michael Bendis and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, but also a prelude to Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson's Justice League: No Justice and a major turning point in Tom King's Batman romance between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle (Catwoman).

King's Batman story will focus on the Joker becoming aware of Batman and Catwoman's impending nuptials and his reactions (a clue: "He's not happy.") The publisher said this builds to a climax for the wedding story arc planned for July 4's Batman #50.

Snyder, Tynion IV, and Williamson are working with Jorge Jimenez on a preview of Justice League: No Justice, which itself launches a week later on May 9 with a four-issue weekly title.

The presumed Justice League line-up in Jimenez's DC Nation #0 cover is note-worthy, as neither Cyborg nor the Green Lanterns are present but Martian Manhunter (just off his appearance in Snyder's Dark Nights: Metal #5) is; Cyborg was just named team leader in the current Justice League series.

The sampler will also include a preview of a new "fan magazine" the publisher is launching, called DC Nation. Borrowing the name from a DC/Cartoon Network initiative a few years ago, DC Nation #1 is scheduled for release June 6.

DC Nation #0 is set for release May 2, meaning it will be on-shelves for the anticipated large turnaround of readers on May for Free Comic Book Day. For that day, DC has two reprints scheduled. The print edition will cost readers 25¢, but DC plans to offer it for free digitally.

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