DC Just Published the Scariest Joker Story in Years – and You Can Get it for Free

alternate cover for DC Nation No. 0Two men waiting for the mail to arrive.

That’s all the story is about.

OK, that’s not exactly true.

Not when one of the men is the Joker.

The premiere issue of “DC Nation” No. 0, cover date July 2018, the company’s publication to promote new projects, characters and creators alike, opens with one of the most chilling stories DC has published in years.

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Marvel Won’t Publish ‘Fantastic Four’ so DC Will.

The Terrifics, No. 1.
Make way for the Familiar Four!

As far as trolling goes, this is impressive.

Marvel Comics no longer publishes a “Fantastic Four” comic. It’s all part of a scheme to devalue the property enough so that 20th Century Fox will stop trying to make terrible film versions about the foursome and allow the rights to revert back to Marvel Studios.

Me, I’m Old School, I believe some money is always better than no money, but what do I know? Not enough for the House of Ideas, and then again, who is to say that monthly comic sales have any impact on how a film is received? DC’s “Wonder Woman” for decades pulled less than Amazonian numbers, but the big budget film last summer won critical acclaim and broke all kinds of records.

Marvel’s decision to drop its flagship title is just one of a legion of errors that help explain why the company is once again rebooting its titles in less than a year.

But if Marvel won’t give the world a Fantastic Four, DC will.

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Because No One Demanded It! The Return of the Absolutely Last DC Silver-Age Super-Team Anyone Could Ever Expect!

A good comic can still surprise you.

And no one could ever have anticipated the team making a triumphant comeback in “The Super-Sons Annual No. 1,” now on sale.

The Doom Patrol? They’ve had more reboots than members.

The Inferior Five? Too powerful.

The Challengers of the Unknown? Too known.

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Is This the Saddest Superman Story Ever Told?

The Silver Age Superman fought everything from Brainiac to bug-eyed aliens, but his greatest and most persistent threat came from those closest to him.

Girl reporter Lois Lane and first love Lana Lang both wanted to expose his secret identity or trap him in marriage. Many times they figured the first would naturally lead to the second.

The Man of Steel was pretty good at putting them off, doing his super-thing while one of his robots or Batman covered for him by pretending to be helpless schlub Clark Kent.

But there came a moment when the two alleged loves of his life teamed to learn his greatest secret and forced him to turn to an unlikely source for help.

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Slay Bells Ring! The Justice League Gets a Lock on Santa’s Killer

JLA No. 110
Ring in the holidays – with one dead Santa.

It starts with Santa Claus being blown up.

It ends with one of the most garish gifts in the DC Universe.

It features six super-heroes behaving criminally stupid in an Agatha Christie-style caper that climaxes with a ridiculous deus ex machina simply because the story had only so many pages and just had to end.

So why is “The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus” such a fun story – and yes, even important?

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