Big Changes in the Superman Family this July!

By DC Publicity

DC ANNOUNCES BIG CHANGES FOR THE SUPERMAN FAMILY IN JULY

This July, DC has big changes in store for members of the Superman Family, as a new, yet familiar Man of Steel is entrusted to protect Earth, Supergirl pursues a murderous fugitive across the galaxy in a cosmic bus, and Clark Kent continues his fight to liberate Warworld, both on the front lines and with a new team of covert operatives.

Superman: Son of Kal-El

The action begins on July 13 as a new ongoing monthly series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, replaces the current Superman monthly title. Written by Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased, Suicide Squad) with art by John Timms (Young Justice, Harley Quinn), this series follows the new adventures of the son of Superman as he’s entrusted with the protection of Earth.

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s fought evil with Robin (Damian Wayne), traveled across galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather, and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and continue the never-ending battle as a symbol of hope for his home planet.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Arriving July 20, issue #2 of this eight-issue limited series by Tom King (BatmanBatman/CatwomanMister Miracle) and artist Bilquis Evely (The DreamingWonder Woman) continues Kara Zor-El’s journey of self-discovery and emergence from the shadow of her famous cousin.

Supergirl, Krypto, and their new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous kingsagent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings come dangerously close to dying by his hand. There is no time to lose, so our heroes must now travel across the universe the old-fashioned way…by cosmic bus! Little do they know their journey will be a dark one, filled with terrors that not even the Maid of Might is prepared to face!

Action Comics #1033

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Daniel Sampere keep Superman on the front lines in his battle to aid a group of Warwold refugees in Action Comics #1033, on sale Tuesday, July 27. This issue takes the action to Atlantis and the Fortress of Solitude, where Warworld refugees have taken possession of dangerous Warworld tech, bringing it to Aquaman’s undersea kingdom and risking an all-out war that even Superman may not be able to prevent. Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane!

And in this 40-page blockbuster’s second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State—none other than Shilo Norman, a.k.a. Mister Miracle!

Superman and the Authority

If Superman is to get to the bottom of what’s happening on Warworld, he’s going to need help, the kind of help that doesn’t scream “Justice League.” Fortunately, multi-Eisner Award-winning writer Grant Morrison (Wonder Woman: Earth OneThe Green Lantern) and fan-favorite artist Mikel Janín (BatmanFuture State: Superman: Worlds of War) have the solution in the form of a new four-issue limited series, Superman and The Authority.

Launching July 20, this new team will be led by Manchester Black, and combine original members Midnighter and Apollo with new members Enchantress and Natasha Irons, as well as new versions of Lightray and O.M.A.C. This new team will have to learn to work together, and fast, as the Ultra-Humanite has formed his own team of villains to take out the Man of Steel.

This new limited series will help launch an all-new status quo for Superman, setting up story elements that will impact both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come.

All titles will be available day and date in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms. For the latest information on Superman, Supergirl, and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dccomics.com and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.

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Future State: Gotham to Have a Manga-Inspired Look!

By DC Publicity

Red Hood Hunts Heroes for The Magistrate in this Manga-Influenced Ongoing Series

Debut Issue Includes Reprint of 1996 Batman: Black and White Story by
AKIRA Creator Katsuhiro Otomo

On Sale May 11, 2021

Although the DC Future State event was only during January and February, that doesn’t mean there aren’t more stories to tell about those possible futures of the DC Universe. And on May 11, fans will find out that the end of DC Future State was just the beginning, especially for Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood.

Forsaking his friends, Red Hood is now a gun-for-hire for The Magistrate, using his role as a costumed vigilante to hunt down other heroes as part of Gotham City mayor Christopher Nakano’s “zero tolerance” policy on masked heroes. Red Hood continues his hero hunting at the top of the food chain, with Tim (Jace) Fox, The Next Batman, in his crosshairs!

Co-written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver, this new ongoing series features art by Giannis Milonogiannis, whose black and white artwork provides anime/noirish atmosphere to this series. For fans of both anime and DC, issue #1 includes a special treat: a bonus story, reprinting “The Third Mask,” written and drawn by Katsuhiro Otomo, legendary creator of the iconic manga and anime AKIRA. The story was originally released in issue #4 of Batman: Black and White, on July 10, 1996.

For more information on DC Future State, check out the DC Future State hub page at www.dccomics.com/futurestate. For the latest information on all of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, check out the main website at www.dccomics.com, and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation

Everything You Need to Know About Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point!

By DC

Two pop culture forces collide in Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, a six-issue series written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Reilly Brown, with concept and story consultation from chief creative officer of Epic Games, Donald Mustard.

The series starts next Tuesday, April 20, and continues with twice-monthly installments in May and June—issue #2 on May 4, #3 on May 18, #4 on June 1, and #5 on June 15—before concluding July 6 with Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #6. Each issue has a main cover by the amazing Mikel Janín; a variant cover from superstar artists including Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Art Adams and Dan Mora; and a premium variant cover illustrated by Donald Mustard.

Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will launch day-and-date in comic book shops and on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, and will be available at release in North America, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and the Czech Republic, with plans to release the full series in Japan, Korea and France later this fall.

That’s not all. Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital items inspired by the events in the comic, starting with the new Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit! Digital issues of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Pointdownloaded from DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (U.S. only) will also include these bonus digital codes. As a bonus item, fans who redeem all six codes will unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit.

But while you know Batman (if you’re reading this, we’re presuming that’s a safe bet) you may not yet know Fortnite. We’ve got you covered—along with all the details on how to redeem your DC-themed Fortnite digital items thanks to a FAQ from our friends at Fortnite.

Fortnite is a Pretty Big Deal

Fortnite is a completely free cross-platform game where players fight to be the last one standing in Battle Royale, join forces to make their own Creative games, or catch a live show with their friends at Party Royale. With more than 350 million accounts globally and an enthusiastic fanbase, players can jump into the action on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Android, PC and Mac.

But What’s Batman Doing Here?

He’s trying to figure that out himself. As Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1 starts, a mysterious crack appears in the Gotham City sky, threatening reality itself. Batman—along with some other familiar DC faces—is pulled into it, with the Dark Knight waking up in the unfamiliar world of Fortnite with no memory and no choice other than to fight his way out.

Who’s the Fish Guy? 

That’s Fishstick, one of the many visually distinctive and fan-favorite Fortnitecharacters to appear in Batman/ Fortnite: Zero Point.

This Isn’t the First DC/Fortnite Collaboration

While Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point is the first comic book collaboration between DC and Fortnite, there’s a history here, as the game has previously offered players in-game outfits of DC characters including Batman, Aquaman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, the Joker and more.

FAQ:

Where are the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comics available?    

The series launches day-and-date in North America, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and the Czech Republic. Please note that paid subscribers of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (United States ONLY) who read the digital issues on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE and who are not in a free trial period will also receive the bonus digital codes for Fortnite Items for the issues read. Additional countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America and Latin America will also have a limited number of print comic books available. Be sure to check your preferred local comic book store for availability.   

I downloaded the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point digital comic from a 3rd Party site (Comixology, Comics App on Google Play)! Can I still get my bonus digital codes for the cosmetic items?

Sorry, the digital comic offer is limited to print issues and to paid subscribers of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (U.S. only) who are not in a free trial period.

How do I redeem my code for my bonus digital item?

  1. Visit fortnite.com/redeem.
  2. Select Your Preferred Platform or “Sign In With Epic Games” if you already have an Epic Account.      
    1. Verify that you are logged into the correct account.        
    2. You should see a display name in the upper right corner of the screen.    
  3. Enter or copy/paste the code as-is into the “Enter Access Code” text field.    
  4. Select “REDEEM.”    
  5. Verify the item you are redeeming and select “ACTIVATE.”    
  6. Launch Fortnite with the same Epic account.    
  7. Select Battle Royale.    
  8. Upon loading in, you will receive a gift box showing your unlocked cosmetics. You can select EQUIP or CLAIM to close. Cosmetics will then be available in your Locker.  
             ​​Note: Codes Expire on May 1, 2025  

I’m not located in a country where the comic book will be available. Can I still get the Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit and the other digital items from the comic book?

Yes, the Fortnite cosmetic items will be available in the Item Shop. The Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit will only be available with the bonus code in the comic book on April 20, but it will also appear in the Item Shop later this summer. All other Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point cosmetics will be available in the Item Shop day-and-date with the bonus codes in the comic books.   

I’m in the United States. How do I sign up for a DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscription?

Visit DC UNIVERSE INFINITE at http://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. You will be charged $7.99 USD/month or $74.99 USD/year, as selected by you, plus applicable taxes. Your subscription will auto-renew each month/year, as selected by you, at the then-current subscription rate unless you cancel before the renewal date. DC will not issue refunds once your paid subscription begins. Instructions to cancel your DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscription are here. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is open to U.S. residents and is not intended for children. Be sure to check out Warner Bros. Terms of Use and Warner Bros. Privacy Policy for full Terms and Conditions. Please note that the bonus codes for Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point are not included as part of the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE free trial. If you are a new DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscriber and you wish to skip the free trial period, sign up here and select the monthly or annual option that does not include the free trial period.