‘Knight Terrors,’ middle-grade graphic novels and more get the free comic treatment this month.
DC Comics has revealed all the free comics you can get this coming Saturday as part of the annual Free Comic Book Day event.
The publisher will release five free titles during May, some of which won’t be released on FCBD but all of which will be available digitally via DC Universe Infinite. Most of them are also showing up on Comixology’s new release page for Saturday, in case you miss getting them from a store.
Here’s a rundown on what to look for …
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The appointments follow last week’s restructuring and elimination of 39% of their workforce.
Following the cuts that IDW Media Holdings made to its staff last week, IDW Publishing has announced who will be serving in several key roles.
Publisher Nachie Marsham was one of the 28 people let go last week, and IDW announced that Mark Doyle and Tara McCrillis have been promoted to co-publishers. McCrillis joined IDW back in 2019 as director of design and production, then was promoted to VP of publishing operations in 2021.
“Mark’s tireless dedication and vision have been integral to IDW’s growth and success, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to partner with him on our publishing efforts,” McCrillis said in a statement. “Together with our amazingly talented editorial and design teams, we will continue to elevate IDW’s creative output and strengthen our relationships with partners, retailers, creators, and fans.”
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The all-ages graphic novel will feature the pets of some of Batman’s greatest villains.
DC Comics has announced a new young adult graphic novel about Batman’s villains’ pets — the cleverly titled Barkham Asylum. Yehudi Mercado, creator of the recent Shazam! Thundercrack, is writing and drawing this one as well.
“When crafting this graphic novel, I pulled some inspiration from my own experience growing up,” said Mercado. “I was a class clown in school and as a result of that, I spent a lot of time in detention. So I can kind of relate to the lead dog, Jester, in my own way.”
In addition to Jester, the book will also feature “a tough-talking stray cat named Penny.”
“All Jester wants is to make people laugh, so in his mind, his master isn’t such a bad guy. Locked up with him is an innocent stray cat named Penny, a loner who rejects Jester’s request to join his pack. But if they’re going to get out of this mess, they will have to team up. And if a stray cat and The Joker’s dog can get along, then maybe there’s hope for all of us,” Mercado said.
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