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Read 8-Page Sneak Peek Stories for Batman Beyond, New Suicide Squad, Gotham Academy and More

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In June DC Comics will be making a big splash when it comes to making comics that are new reader friendly. Not only will they have 24 new series, all of their existing comics will be starting new stories making it a great time to jump on. Full of diversity – in style, writing, tone and representation – DC Comics has gone down the path of making comics for everyone.

In order to get people excited with theses new comics, DC will be releasing 8-page original stories featuring these creators and characters of each series. These will give people a taste of what’s to come and help them decide if these comics appeal to them. The best thing about these are that they’re not snippets of the first issue, but original stories!

The past two weeks DC released sneak peek stories and this week they have released 10 more. This week you can find preview stories for Batman Beyond, Batman/Superman, Catwoman, Gotham Academy, Grayson, Martian Manhunter, New Suicide Squad, Robin: Son of Batman, Secret Six and Teen Titans.

You can read all of the DC Comics’ Sneak Peek stories here.

Batman Beyond

Written by Dan Jurgens. Art by Bernard Chang.

Tim Drake was once Robin, but since being trapped in the future he was taken up the role of Batman in the future. Expect a high-tech Batman in a similar to that of the classic animated series.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Batman Beyond #1 in June.

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Batman/Superman

Written by Greg Pak. Art by Adrian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

The new Batman meets Superman for the first time. Will they get along, or will there be issues. The hole thing ends with an interesting proposal from someone Superman would least expect.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Batman/Superman #21 in June.

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Catwoman

Written by Genevieve Valentine. Art by David Messina.

In recent months Catwoman has become the Queen of Crime in Gotham City, and this sneak peek story is a good mixture of getting new readers up to speed with what has happened and hinting at what’s to come.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Catwoman #41 in June.

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Gotham Academy

Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art by Mingue Helen Chen.

This Gotham Academy sneak peek details a poem written by one of the students, Maps. It’s a fun little story which helps set the tone for the series for those who are unfamiliar with it.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Gotham Academy #7 in June.

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Grayson

Written by Tom King and Tim Seely. Art by Mikel Janin.

A few months ago Dick Grayson when from being the hero Nightwing to secret agent at the agency Spyral. In this high-action sneak peek we’re introduced to his new partner.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Grayson #9 in June.

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Martian Manhunter

Written by Rob Williams. Art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

The Martian Manhunter always thought he was the last of his Martian kind. This all changes when he discovers that a Martian army plans to invade Earth, forcing him to assess where his allegiances lie.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Martian Manhunter #1 in June.

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New Suicide Squad

Written by Sean Ryan. Art by Philippe Briones.

The Suicide Squad, a team full of villains and soon to be a Hollywood movie, are on a mission Ukraine battling giant Russian robots. If you are curious about Suicide Squad due to the upcoming movie this is a great jumping on point.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with New Suicide Squad #9 in June.

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Robin: Son of Batman

Written and art by Patrick Gleason.

Damian Wayne, the son of Bruce Wayne and the current Robin, is travelling the world with his Were-Bat on a journey he is calling his Year of Blood. In this sneak peek there’s plenty of action to be had with some great art by writer/artist Patrick Gleason.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Robin: Son of Batman #1 in June.

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Secret Six

Written by Gail Simone. Art by Dale Eaglesham.

Secret Six are a band of misfits who have been forced to preform missions for an anonymous figure. Will they be able to work together? If not, it could end up being deadly. Fan-favourite writer, Gail Simone’s previous run on Secret Six was a critical hit so this is a great jumping on point to see what all the fuss is about.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Secret Six #3 in June.

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Teen Titans

Written by Will Pfeifer. Art by Kenneth Rocafort.

It the Teen Titans against the Power Girl’s new team as they attempt to uncover the truth about Superboy’s crimes. Will the team be able to solve the crime before they end up be serving the time for him.

You can find a digital copy to keep on Comixology. If you dug this story you can jump onto this series with Teen Titans #9 in June.

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You can read all of the DC Comics’ Sneak Peek stories here.

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