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DC Comics—The New 52
« on: September 04, 2011, 05:06:27 AM »

DC Entertainment, the publisher of the world’s most iconic and recognizable super heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash, is renumbering the entire DC Comics line of comic books and releasing 52 new first issues, including ACTION COMICS, DETECTIVE COMICS and BATWOMAN (to name only a few). What’s more, with DC Comics—The New 52, DC Entertainment becomes the first major comic book publisher to release their entire line of ongoing titles same. That’s a lot of news, but wait, there’s more:
 
·       This historic publishing initiative kicks off with the publication of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and legendary artist Jim Lee. Who better to tell the origin story of the greatest super hero team in comics than this veritable creative super team?  Together they will explore the “dawn of the age of superheroes,” a time before the Justice League became the World’s Greatest Superheroes. Readers will see the historic first meeting of Green Lantern and the Batman! (They don’t get along.) They will witness the secret origin of Victor Stone AKA Cyborg! (He’s a star athlete with serious daddy issues.) This Justice League is younger, angrier, brasher and more modern.
 
·       More than 50 costumes have been redesigned by Jim Lee, artist Cully Hamner (RED) and Mark Chiarello, DC Entertainment VP Art Direction & Design, including more modern takes on the costumes of Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, the Flash and Aquaman.
 
·       These stories introduce a more diverse DC universe, with major characters with diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Cyborg, Static Shock, Blue Beetle, Batwing (aka the Batman of Africa), Firestorm, Mr. Terrific, the Atom and Voodoo, and LGBT characters like Batwoman, Apollo, Midnighter, and Voodoo taking center stage.
 
·       Written and illustrated by some of the most creative talents in the industry, DC Comics—The New 52 presents a wide array of stories, not only super hero titles but horror, war and sci-fi titles series including SWAMP THING, ANIMAL MAN, DEMON KNIGHTS, ALL STAR WESTERN and MEN OF WAR.

Beginning with the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 on Wednesday, August 31st, all DC Comics will be available day-and-date digitally the same day the print edition goes on sale.
 
Each issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE, will be available in a convenient combo pack including a print edition and digital version of the comic book. Those who want a physical copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE to read and collect, as well as, the ability to download it onto their favorite device for easy transport, get ready. Each print edition of the comic book and an individual code for digital download will be wrapped in a poly bag and available for $4.99. Separately, the standard version will retail for $3.99 and the digital version will retail for $3.99.
 
The super team, together for the first time. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 marks the first ever collaboration between Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
 
BATWOMAN will be the first LGBT character to star in an eponymous series published by either of America’s Big Two comic book publishers. (The character previously headlined an acclaimed run in DETECTIVE COMICS.)
 
DC Comics The New 52 will introduce a host of new super villains, including the Trench (in AQUAMAN), Mob Rule (in THE FLASH), N.O.W.H.E.R.E. (in SUPERBOY and TEEN TITANS) and more.
 
… and (More)Things You Need To Know about the Two new Superman series:
 
For the first time since 1938 you can afford to buy ACTION COMICS issue 1. The first ACTION COMICS #1 was published in 1938; in March 2010 it sold for $1.5 million dollars. Will the new ACTION COMICS become a collectable? Time will tell. Grant Morrison and George Pérez have bold plans for Superman’s comic book adventures.
 
ACTION COMICS series:
·       Takes place 5 years in the past at the dawn of the age of superheroes.
·       Tells the earliest adventures of Superman, including how he got his costume. In the first storyline, his costume involves including a set of jeans (like the Boss, Bruce Springsteen).
·       Plays up Superman’s status as an alien. He is more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas.
·       Reveals that both of his adopted parents are dead.
·       Shows a Superman who can leap tall buildings.
·       Shows a younger, more brooding Superman. He’s an outsider finding his way.
 
The SUPERMAN series:
·       Takes place in the present.
·       Stars a Superman with an updated costume; it is ceremonial armor from Krypton which honors his Kryptonian past. (And there’s no more red briefs.)
·       Unveils a new status quo at the Daily Planet, which was recently bought by a media conglomerate.
·       Confirms that Clark Kent and Lois Lane are not married. In fact, Lois has a boyfriend (a colleague at the Daily Planet) and Clark is a bachelor.

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DC Comics—The New 52
« on: September 04, 2011, 05:06:27 AM »