DC announces 'Man of Steel' free comic book day

Two days before the release of Man of Steel, DC Comics and Sears are joining forces to bring yet another day of free comics. This June 12, Man of Steel Day has been declared and according to Newsarama, “Fans who go to a local comic shop will receive a free copy of All-Star Superman #1 Special Edition, reprinting the first chapter of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's seminal Superman tale. Shops will also have posters and Man of Steel-branded bags to promote the movie.”

As if this isn’t exciting enough for fans of Kal-El, the site is reporting that not only will Superman Unchained #1 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee be out, but there will be a “special sale on comiXology and the DC Comics app, putting 201 Superman comic books on sale for $.99 through the digital retailer.”

Man of Steel flies into theaters on June 14. Advance tickets are already on sale over at Fandango and your purchase includes a free download from the soundtrack. Free stuff for everyone!

Also, according to the official press release from DC Comics, local comic book retailers will be offering “DC Collectibles’ all-new line of 12” Man of Steel statues that capture the film’s characters, Superman, Jor El, Zod and Faora, in stunning, highly-realistic likenesses.”

Another exciting bit of news from the release is that, thanks to a DC Entertainment partnership with Random House, Man of Steel will soar into more than 1000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday June 15 to offer visitors buttons, bookmarks and Superman comics.

-Larissa Mrykalo