Even as January threatens its worse weather-wise, here’s something to comfort you: Spring is just around the corner. Not enough? Don’t worry, we’ve got a little more: DC has a fun new one-off anthology coming to celebrate the next, and somewhat kinder, season. Coming this April, get ready for DC’s Spring Breakout!
An 80-page collection of stories in the tradition of other seasonal specials from the publisher, like December’s ’Twas the Mite Before Christmas, and next month’s How to Lose a Guy Gardner in 10 Days — yes, that latter is an entirely real title for a comic and a reminder that comics are wonderful — DC’s Spring Breakout! features eight stories from a mix of established and up-and-coming talent, including Meghan Fitzmartin, Mike Barr, Paul Pelletier, Kenya Danino, and many, many more. What better way to enjoy your own Spring Awakening?
DC’s official description of the issue reads, “Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, Harley is breaking King Shark out of Belle Reve prison…all is right in the DCU as both heroes and villains face all sorts of different spring breaks. Breaking out of a coffin? Lex Luthor has that covered. Spring break training? Send in Superman! Breaking out of your shell? Batman and Mr. Freeze explore that possibility through a connection in their shared past. Breaking down a worthy adversary? Katana and her sword of souls might just be able to tackle that. And it wouldn’t be a spring break without a Teen Titans beach trip! All these and more in DC’s Spring Breakout! — eight breakout stories to put a spring in your step! (Is there a zit breakout story? You’ll have to read to find out!)”
The issue will feature a main cover from John Timms, with two variants hinting at a baseball game I think all of us would like to attend by Batman/Superman: World’s Finest artist Dan Mora. Take a look at all three covers below, and prepare to pick up the $9.99 issue on April 30.
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