2012 Free Comic Book Day t-shirt features Jim Lee art

Following in the footsteps of Sergio Aragones and Darwyn Cooke, Jim Lee will provide the art for next year’s commemorative Free Comic Book Day t-shirt, with an homage to the JLA and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. The shirt will be on sale in comic shops on April 11, in advance of Free Comic Book Day on May 5, but can be preordered via the January Previews.

“It’s an honor to have Jim Lee design 2012’s FCBD Commemorative T-shirt,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Leslie Bowser in a statement. “Jim’s artwork featuring the Justice League from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 will certainly entice a lot of current fans. And it’s all for a good cause, as all proceeds go to our marketing efforts to spread the word about FCBD to new customers.”


  1. Rich says

    “You can’t go wrong with Jim Lee.”

    I bet we like different comic books.

  2. Torsten Adair says

    *sigh* Why is everyone so glum? Compare it to the JLGL artwork, where everyone is friendly and smiling…

  3. Bill K. says

    Jim Lee is simply not a good designer. I don’t mind Batman so much, but his Superman is a total whiff. In trying to update the design he’s replaced an iconic classic with something that seems even more dated (it would work for an alternate universe where the point was to make everything as 90’s as possible though). I actually hate his Cyborg more than Superman’s missing underoos though.

  4. AfterHours Al™ says

    I don’t see the need to do an homage to Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Just hire HIM to draw the shirt image.

  5. Ron says

    Yeah, a Jose Garcia Lopez shirt would be something to get excited about.

    Not digging the Jim Lee designs. Not at all.

  6. Dennis V. says

    It would be nice except for that crappy revamped Superman costume. Heck, they should make a variant version of this tee with Supe’s previous costume (heck, everyone’s previous costumes!).

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