The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN starts now

This is it. The Battle for New Krypton, from the powerful writing team of James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. General Zod has been waiting for another chance to watch Earth go boom for some time now, and with 100,000 supermen at his disposal, it looks like the odds are in his favor. Well, not if General Lane has any say.

SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1 hits 5/5.

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TO-DO TOMORROW: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Got plans this weekend? No? Well, now you do.

In case you didn't know, tomorrow is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, where comic book shops across the country open up their doors and give away a number of FREE COMICS to fans new and old from participating publishers. Yes, you read that right. Free. Comics. All day. Want to see what's going to be on display? Visit the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY site for info on participating stores and locations.

Ryan Sook's LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 cover

The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN is almost here, but before the battle begins, the LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON has to happen. When? Today, of course. Courtesy of writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Pete Woods. As if you needed any more enticement to add the issue to your pull list, we’ve got a look at the very talented Ryan Sook’s work on the issue’s cover, including his sketch, pencils, inks and color. Enjoy!

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ACTION COMICS #889 marks the end of the CAPTAIN ATOM co-feature

Before Captain Atom can move into the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, he has some business to take care of. Specifically, in his co-feature, which has been running in the pages of ACTION COMICS in recent months, courtesy of writer James Robinson and artist CAFU. The story concludes in ACTION COMICS #889, and we — with some help from ACTION COMICS assistant editor Wil Moss — got a chance to check in with the creators about their story.

Take it away, James:

As the LAST STAND ends, the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN begins

The final battle lines between New Krypton and Earth are being drawn, and writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates team with artist Pete Woods for an epic throwdown that leads directly to WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0 on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

Superman and Zod must work together if they're to have a chance of stopping the world-crushing monstrosity that is Brainiac. But a victory for New Krypton could mean a devastating loss for the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Take a look at the variant covers to BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 and WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1

Still recovering from that Cassaday image? Understandable. So are we. But we've got two more images that'll help get you to Tuesday with a smile on your face. Specifically, Andy Clarke's variant to BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 and Aaron Lopresti's WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1 cover.

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Get ready for C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, DC NATION

What's up DC Nation? This week we're on our way to the first ever C2E2 show in Chicago and our levels of anticipation are running very high. Not only is this a new show but we have a certifiably awesome list of talent making an appearance as well. Take a look:

Franco Aureliani, Mark Bagley, Art Baltazar, Ivan Brandon, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Paul Levitz, Doug Mahnke, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Robinson, Stephane Roux, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Bill Willingham and many more!

BRIGHTEST DAY begins: GLC #47 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 covers

The BRIGHTEST DAY is almost here, and to keep you sated with cool, fresh art, we've got two covers that'll be hitting stores later this month.

First up is the variant cover to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44, from painter David Mack:

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And next is a first look at GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47's regular cover, from artist Patrick Gleason:

The Eisner Awards honor the DC Universe

The Eisner Awards, considered by many to be "The Oscars" of comic book industry awards, unveiled their nominees for the 2010 ceremony today, honoring a number of key DCU titles and creators. The winners will be named at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States.

Let's check out the DCU nominees, shall we?

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What to do this weekend: WONDER CON IN SAN FRANCISCO

Greetings DC Nation! Are you ready for WonderCon? We're so ready to go that I took a practice run to the airport this morning and then I held a rehearsal DC Universe panel on the street in front of our offices. We are THAT ready. From April 2-4 we will be at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco and we will be the best prepared comics publisher you have ever seen! You will be in awe of the precision of our details and the smoothness of our delivery.

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