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DC Comics Essential Reads: Superman: Earth One #1

DC Comics Essential Reads: Superman: Earth One #1

By Kevin Mahadeo Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

For the last couple months, DC Comics has been releasing a free—that's right, FREE—digital comic book issue featuring a sample chapter from one of our 25 Essential Graphic Novels as well as sample pages from the 2014 Essentials catalog. These special issues were available for free for one week and are ideal for new fans looking to learn more about the DC Universe and its mature readers imprint Vertigo, and provide the perfect reading guide for those looking to wade the waters of DC Entertainment's extensive library of graphic novels and collections.

However, all good things, friends. This week marks the LAST and FINAL week of this super awesome promotion. And in this final week, we're taking you to a whole new world—the world of Superman: Earth One!

Way back in 2010, award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (of BABYLON FIVE and oh-so-many other things fame) joined with artist Shane Davis to launch the first in a line of all-new original graphic novels that re-imagined the World's Greatest Super Heroes in a more modern context, with Straczynski and Davis taking on the most recognizable super hero of all time: Superman!

In Superman: Earth One, readers are introduced to a Man of Steel similar yet far different from the one they know in the regular DCU. Arriving in Metropolis, Clark Kent is on the hunt to find his place in the world and is trying to start by finding a job. There's just one problem: when you're brilliant at everything, what exactly would you enjoy doing? What to be when you can be anything?

The graphic novel draws from Superman's well-established mythology to create something brand new that readers haven't yet seen, essentially using the same ingredients to create the same type of food but utilizing a whole new recipe that adds a delicious new flavor and contains some unexpected—and amazing—additions.

Be sure to check out DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE #1 for FREE starting January 20 until January 26 by clicking here!