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DC Nation #0

Writer: Tom King, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $0.25 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 45
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. more

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Dec 31, 1969

    Whatever way you look at it, this is everything DC has to offer. A clearly laid out representation of the stories and settings you can expect. Hopefully, each series can live up to the promise ofDC Nation #0. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 4, 2018

    This is one of the best FCBD issues I've ever had the pleasure of reading. "It's NOT free, though!" I hear some of you cry. It is free on digtal platforms, so please check it out. If, like me though, you prefer to hold a physical comic in your hands, you will not find anything anywhere of equal quality for 25 cents. Trust me, I'm a professional. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 2, 2018

    DC Nation #0 is all about getting readers hyped for the third year of DC Rebirth. After reading it, its hard to imagine not being stoked for whats to come in the core DC titles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Connor Willesden May 2, 2018

    Every story in this book is great and is the creative teams bringing their A game. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz May 2, 2018

    If the price point of twenty-five cents isn't enough to entice you, here's more! This book has some great standalone stories that also give a preview of the biggest events of the summer from DC. Overall, there's no weak link in this book; each story is phenomenal. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 5, 2018

    While it is true that only the Batman story reads well on its own, DC Nation is definitely more than just an ad for things coming up. And geez, its free, so its not like you are losing anything by reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld May 2, 2018

    In all, DC Nation #0 is a gorgeous book, showcasing three highly distinct but equally sumptuous art styles. Its three stories each preview what's to come in the next few months from DC Comics and, to greater or lesser degrees, entice the reader to learn more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 2, 2018

    With its low cover price and trio of great stories, DC Nation #0 is a win/win for readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2018

    All of these stories are definitely more teasers than individual stories, but I think all accomplished their goal of getting me excited for these three runs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 2, 2018

    Written and illustrated by some of DC's best, DC Nation #0 offers a taste of what's to come in coming months and should be read by newcomers and long-time fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally May 1, 2018

    The final story is a prequel to Scott Snyder's Justice League: No Justice arc and it finds Batman at the mercy of Brainiac as the new teams are shown on their new missions. Batman's team is apparently freeing a group OF multiverse criminals while Superman's team is going after a giant space brain, Wonder Woman's team are taking out space ghosts and Cyborg's team is trying to hack an entire planet. There are some great story moments in this vignette and it has a good balance of holding back on the bigger plot while dazzlingthe reader with the characters and their interactions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 2, 2018

    DC Nation #0 provides three stories that range from dull to genuinely engaging. As I said, the Batman and No Justice stories worked well to get me genuinely excited for their upcoming stories. The Man of Steel prologue was just dull, and it makes me worried for the miniseries. The art holds together well throughout with talent like Clay Mann, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Jorge Jimenez. Plus, at the low, low price of free on digital and $0.25 in print, its hard to not recommend some genuinely good comic reading, even if its mixed in with some more underwhelming fair. As such, you should definitely pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin May 7, 2018

    DC Nation #0 is a little gem and for 25 cents (or free on Comixology) you have really no reason to not give it a shot. It's an ambitious layout for the future of the DC line and it pulls it off really well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 2, 2018

    Get this comic. Artwork for each story if phenomenal and it presents so much going on that will make you want more from each story. If there is ever a Tom King one-off story that is when you know the comic is worth it. So much great offerings coming from DC and this comic show some great stuff coming, sacrificing some great stuff in here. Don't worry though, this comic would be well worth the standard 3.99-dollar price. Being 25 cents is well worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 2, 2018

    With a list of writers like King, Bendis, Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson all in a single issue (not to mention some great art) – and only for 25 cents. It's the bargain of the year. Don't miss this early peek at DC's summer events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 4, 2018

    So overall, I'll gush one more time about the sumptuous art. While Perry's scenes early on were perfect, his scene with Clark seemed off. Trish Q and Robinson Goode have potential. I'll try to go in with an open mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack May 2, 2018

    This teaser comic definitely achieved its goal. I cannot wait to read the rest of the issues in these story arcs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 2, 2018

    While the issue itself is largely slightly-disjointed exposition, the end result is so colorful and packed with characters that it will surely keep fans intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 4, 2018

    All in all, this is a cool issue for only 25 cents, and these three short stories are well worth a read if you have 30 minutes of free time. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro May 2, 2018

    Overall, DC Nation #0 was a mixed bag but most of it was really solid. It's clearly a sort of "trailer" for what's happening in the DC Universe but it does its function of getting you intrigued for what's going to happen. Also it's 25 cents. You really don't have any excuse for picking it up. I recommend this issue wholeheartedly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 2, 2018

    With a price tag that low, anyone interested in the DC Universe should really give DC Nation a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye May 2, 2018

    This is a fantastic deal for just a quarter, unless youre hemming and hawing for some of those incredible variants. DC pulled out all the stops in this book, a big ol dangly hunk of worm that will hook an obscene amount of fish. Its a great value for a great book, and a great jumping on point for new and old readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion May 2, 2018

    DC Nation #0 doesn't quite take the same narrative tact in attempting to tie its own respective disparate stories together, but it still provides a similar showcase for its biggest writers who are attached to its marquee titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard May 5, 2018

    DC Nation #0 was a very good sampler of what's in story for the DCU. Though not 100% happy with every story, I absolutely cannot complain about the cost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 3, 2018

    Though dragged down by a poorly done Superman interlude, the three previews in "DC Nation" #0 are worth the price of admission and then some. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 2, 2018

    If you're despondent about things to come, this won't be a book that will put any of those fears to rest, but as an overall reading experience, it was pleasant enough (and featured JLA Beast Boy, an idea whose time has truly come.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 2, 2018

    This sneak peek might be good for fans who haven't been keeping up with the books or who don't peruse comic news sites regularly, but for people who do, there isn't much new coming out of this issue. There's a bit to like in each of the three chapters you get here but overall, it just wasn't enough to get me as hyped for what's to come as I was hoping it would. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    egon244 May 2, 2018

    Preview for Batman's wedding was great. Both in art and in writing. Joker waiting for his invitation was creepy and chilling, especially when he told his joke about a letter without a stamp. He is going to mess up that wedding or maybe he will officiate it.

    Preview for No Justice also has me hooked for that mini-series and later Justice League titles, especially with Jorge Jimenez art. It is just amazing.

    As for the preview for Man of Steel it just confused the heck out of me. With the other two we had some bits and pieces of info to latch onto. But here it felt like we were dropped in the middle of the story without any clue to what's exactly going on.
    I just hope it won't be the case for the whole Man of Steel more

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte May 2, 2018

    Tempted to give a higher grade just for being a really good free comic, but have to temper my praise with concerns over just where things are headed.

    Joker: Given my overall dislike for King's Batman run - and the sheer stupidity that it's Batman and Catwoman getting married and not Bruce and Selina, and that it's something the Joker could even know - it's a good Joker story. Not Dini-level good, but better than what we've seen from Snyder (a better writer than King but someone who really doesn't get the Joker). Great art, as well. (Great art is the constant here.)

    The Man of Steel preview is a bit confusing since we are once again dropped into the middle of the story, but it feels a lot more like a Superman comic th more

  • 7.0
    DarioV May 2, 2018

    Joker Story: super creepy, super fun, super good. King at his best and the art was terrifying at times.

    Supes story: gets up to speed people who weren't following (like me) and the new threat looks promising, if not especially unique. Bendis's writing looks fine. Art kinda sucks.

    No Justice story: not even one month after the stupid-ass Dark Nights: Metal, here we are back at cosmic threats, impossible odds and obviously dumb endings that will make everything fine once again. I do not like the turn Snyder has taken recently because of all that and I would love for him to go back to his "Batman" self. Also, I would like to note how convenient the additions to the various new teams are, but that goes without saying. The more

  • 9.0
    bucswin611 May 2, 2018

    A little tricky to rate a free (digital copy) issue that has A+ writers and A+ artists (Garcia-Lopez and Jimenez happen to be my favorites) but here goes nothing: Bendis made for an interesting enough premise heading into Man of Steel, and Snyder et al went FULL SNYDER in their JL team introductions, but King's incredibly focused tale is the highlight here. I am imagining little kids opening up a free issue with Batman on the cover and getting THAT ONE Clay Mann Joker panel, and the ending to the story and...(Joker voice) that's funny!

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups May 3, 2018

    Wow, Tom King can write a Joker story after all. That was creepier than Snyder's Joker. Super excited for the relaunch of Justice League and the wild looking No Justice event. Wish I could say the same about Superman but after reading the Action special and the Supes story in DC Nation #0, I'm starting to really wonder why they would end Gleason and Tomasi's run and ruin a good thing??

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu May 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    DC Nation was made up of 3 stories. I’m going to go over them in order of least favorite to most favorite. Ready? The first one I’ll discuss is Bendis and Superman. Basically, we get a prelude to Man of Steel which seems boring. Honestly, if we get an Action Comics centered around the Daily Planet every issue, I think I’m going to bounce from Action.

    What Jurgens/ Tomasi/ Gleason have given us is far better than this. That said; I’m still excited to see what Bendis can do and hope this was just a slow build to something amazing. Anyway, more

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  • 9.5
    Steve C May 4, 2018

    I really loved each story in this book in its own way. After Metal, I wasn't so much looking forward to No Justice and the new Justice League teams, but I'm kinda into it now. Bendis' Clark Kent short was great and introduces a new rogue (of some kind). And Tom King is just the best there is right now.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo May 7, 2018

    I'm curious as to why DC copped out of FCBD in favor of a 25 cent issue. As far as prologue issues go, it works quite well.

    BATMAN / YOUR BIG DAY: The highlight of the book. A well executed, creepy sit-down with the Joker. Something about Tom King's Joker still doesn't land with me though. I've always like my Joker crazy, but crazy like a fox in that his insanity served a larger scheme. King's Joker just seems crazy for the sake of crazy. Mann and Bellaire's artwork is excellent, I particularly like the interesting angles used in the layouts.

    SUPERMAN / OFFICE SPACE: Bendis has the character voices down but nothing hooks me plot-wise.

    THE JUSTICE LEAGUE / NO JUSTICE: a decent introduction to what promises to more

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  • 5.0
    Odisseia Cultural May 2, 2018

    Bendis please, go home.

  • 4.0
    Big Brother May 2, 2018


  • 9.0

    Idk what to say... if the purpose of this book is to get me excited about all 3 of these books, well 2 succeeded and one was just a great short story. I had a discussion with a friend about Bendis' Superman story and her problem with the issue was that it doesn't explain anything, and I definitely agree with her, however Bendis gives a lot of details in interviews and I was able to piece it all together save for what happened with Lois Lane. Personally, I think Bendis did a pretty acceptable job.

    Tom King's story was short and sweet, and No Justice Prelude had some incredible art and visuals and did a good job introducing the teams. I hope the event itself won't be too cluttered. Totally worth the 25 cents.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    Batman story was great, if King can continue that in the main book, then the Batman book will be better than ever. Superman story was better than I've actually expected, though it did not do much besides introducing a new character and setting up some plot regarding Lois Lane. No Justice was very good, even if a bit too crowded. Good thing we're getting the first issue of that story next Wednesday. For 25 cents, this book is a steal.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist May 3, 2018

    Don't be mistaken when you pick up this comic - it's a teaser of what's to come, not a stand-alone story, or three of the mfor that matter. It's promising, especially when you follow DC's bigger events and arcs, but it feels like it lacks proper context, set-up, introduction.
    Pick it up if you're not sure if you're interested in the upcoming Bendis' takeover of Superman run, marriage of Batman and Catwoman, and finally the No Justice event.

  • 7.0
    JCP May 5, 2018

    King/Mann: 9
    Bendis/Garcia-Lopez: 7
    Snyder/Jimenez: 5

  • 7.0
    axdn May 5, 2018

    Superman story was really really boring, but the rest of the book was awesome !

  • 7.0
    Spock's Brain May 12, 2018

    The story with the Joker awaiting his invitation to Batman and Catwoman's wedding is beyond awesome--it is a tightrope throughout, but I also felt the nervous tension made it more funny as well, in a weird way--Tom King does a great job of capturing the Joker's disconnectedness from reality. It's a bit different than most of the takes I've seen on the Joker lately, which was interesting. The Clay Mann art here was also incredible. Tom King continues to show himself to be a master of short tales--he has done a number of great one-shots in "Batman," and this and other shorter stories like "Good Boy" show he can tell a great story in even a limited number of pages. So, I loved this story. There were also two other stories that were noisy with more

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY May 3, 2018

    I will take No Justice so I didn't wanted miss some huge part of the story. So I take this comics.
    A story About a mad Joker, really weird, really discomforting, but my favorite. Then a story about Superman. Not bad, but a little boring. And I didn't understand. Lois have disappear ? The last is the weird encounter between Batman & the Colu. I wasn't teased at all.

    Cover - Nice & related 2/2
    Writing - The first story is the better, the two following wasn't really good. 1.5/3
    Arts - All panel was really good. 3/3
    Feeling - I wonder if No Justice will not boring m. 0/2

  • 6.5
    MKW69 May 3, 2018

    It's free. But not great. 2 stories are cool. But Bendis...... get a grip man.

  • 6.5
    Herushalaim May 9, 2018

    The Joker story by Tom King was really good. The Superman story by Bendis and the No Justice story by Snyder were very underwhelming. Bendis looks like he's continuing the trend he had at Marvel and No Justice looks like another Metal, which doesn't excite me at all.

  • 6.0
    Jon Comics May 13, 2018

    The only story worth reading is the Scott Snyder Justice League story which is epic and magnificent. Some of his handling of the Big Three is still too reverential and a little corny but the story works, the different teams are great, the stakes are monumental and the ending is a knockout.
    The Joker story wants to be nihilistic and brilliant, but it ends up just being sadistic and pointless and not a bit pretentious. If you like King’s run you will probably like it though.
    The Superman story is truly awful, and it feels like a throwback in the worst way to the Clark Kent and Daily Planet of the 70s and 80s. Bendis doesn’t show much of a feel for either Superman or Clark Kent, as this could easily be a Perry White story. Has th more

  • 5.5
    Bigbooty Jun 2, 2018

    Tom Kings Joker story was fantastic. JT’s was good also. BMB was wordy, confusing, and dull. But that’s pretty much his writing style so good luck with that DC.

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