If you’re a DC fan and happen to like free books, well, it looks like you’re going to have a rather joyous spring, doubly so if you love Wonder Woman.
By now, I’m pretty sure everyone here is familiar with the concept of Free Comic Book Day. If not, here’s the gist of it: Every year on the first Saturday in May, all of the top comic book publishers send out a title or two for participating retailers to hand out. Not only does this provide an opportunity to reel in new readers, but it also increases foot traffic in those shops, kind of making it the industry’s equivalent of Black Friday.
When it comes to 2017’s offerings, DC has already been confirmed to be putting out two books heavily focused on Wonder Woman: An excerpt from the upcoming Wonder Woman: Year One trade paperback (which we’re pretty certain is a reprinting of Wonder Woman #2) and a DC Super Hero Girls sampler.
Interestingly enough, June 3 will bring something similar to the table when the first Wonder Woman Day is scheduled to be celebrated. Arriving a day after the major motion picture debuts in cinemas, a couple more free books will be available for consumption.
First, let’s address the one that’ll appeal to the older crowd with Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1, a reprint of Wonder Woman #1 by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. Honestly, that’s not a bad one to circulate if you’re intending on giving potentially new fans a jumping on point.
As for the young ones, they’ll be treated to DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1, which includes an excerpt from the upcoming graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 3: Summer Olympus, written by Shea Fontana with art and a new cover by Yancey Labat.
So, if you wish Wonder Woman Day to be a success and hope for it to become an annual event like Batman Day, the obvious thing to do is to hit up at least one participating store and show your support.