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DC Announces Batman Day At Comic Retailers On September 26, 2015

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DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book shops, bookstores, schools, libraries and other retail partners participating in the bat-centric event.

Those who visit select comic stores, libraries and bookstores on “Batman Day” will also have the opportunity for meet-and-greets with premier DC Entertainment talent including legendary artist and DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, David Finch, Brian Azzarello, Cameron Stewart, Pat Gleason, Dustin Nguyen, Tim Seeley, Tom King, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Parker, Matthew Manning, and Daniel Wallace with many more to be announced.

In addition to DC Entertainment, “Batman Day” partners include Warner Bros. Consumer Products with licensees Capstone, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and DK Publishing, as well as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, with additional partners to be announced. Partners will provide unique retail and digital promotional tie-ins across multiple media to celebrate the Caped Crusader.

The official “Batman Day” event kit will include activity sheets, trivia, and games and will be available for download on http://www.dccomics.com/batmandaykit.

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DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products & Mattel Launch DC Super Hero Girls

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Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play. TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.

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The Stars Align To Bring Star Trek And Green Lantern Together This July

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IDW Publishing, CBS Consumer Products and DC Entertainment announced today that they will boldly go where no one has gone before…in brightest day, in blackest night. Two iconic franchises will meet this summer in a legendary crossover event with the release of a six-part comic book miniseries, Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. Both Star Trek and Green Lantern are known for their strong cast of interstellar characters and when they come together for the first time this July, fans new and old are sure to experience a galaxy-sized thrill.

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War is six-part monthly mini-series and will be written by veteran Star Trek comic writer Mike Johnson with interior art by Angel Hernandez (Infinite Crisis: Fight For The Multiverse, Arrow). Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1 will be available in stores and online in July, boasting covers from Gabriel Rodriguez, Francesco Francavilla, Elsa Charretier, and Garry Brown. Following issues will feature covers from an amazing lineup that includes Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming, and more!

“We’ve looked forward to bringing these two iconic universes together for a long time,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW President and COO. “Star Trek and Green Lantern both share so many of the same science-fiction adventure themes and ideals, that a galaxy-spanning crossover like this is simply…logical.”

“Green Lantern is one of the most popular, storied characters in the history of comic books and a modern DC Comics icon.

An entire universe of Green Lanterns and other supporting characters have grown out from his original adventures in the 1940’s, and this series really showcases the intergalactic scope of the franchise,” said Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics.

A pop culture mainstay for almost 50 years, Star Trek’s fan base continues to grow exponentially with the new feature films in 2009 and 2013. Now all Star Trek fans can watch their favorite U.S.S. Enterprise crew members meet Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps in an adventure that spans space, time and all the colors of the spectrum. Set in Star Trek’s 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps’ Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner.  Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corp and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil’s might.

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DC Comics Announce Joker Variant Covers For June 2015

June 2015 is a big month for DC Comics, and with it comes a variant cover theme celebrating one of its very biggest villains — the Joker. DC has made variant themes a monthly tradition and here’s a look at all of the Joker variants planned for June:

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Action Comics #41 by Darwin Cooke

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Aquaman #41 by Walter Simonson and Laura Martin

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Batgirl #41 by Rafael Albuquerque

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Batman #41 by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth

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Batman/Superman #21 by Jock 

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Catwoman #41 by Javier Pulido

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Deathstroke #7 by Lee Weeks and R&T Horie

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Detective Comics #41 by Patrick Gleason and John Kalisz

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Gotham Academy #7 by Craig Rousseau

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Gotham By Midnight by John Van Fleet

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Grayson #9 by Dave Johnson

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Green Arrow #41 by Bill Sienkiewicz

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Green Lantern #41 by Ben Oliver

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Harley Quinn #17 by Eduardo Risso

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Justice League #41 by David Finch & Jonathan Glapion and Brad Anderson

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Justice League of America #1 by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

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Lobo #7 by Neil Edwards & Jay Leisten and Jeromy Cox

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New Suicide Squad #9 by Jim Lee and Alex Sinclair

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Secret Six #3 by Dan Jurgens & Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair

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Sinestro #12 by Joshua Middleton

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Superman #41 by Karl Kerschl

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Superman/Wonder Woman #18 by Cliff Chiang

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Teen Titans #9 by Scott McDaniel and R&T Horie

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The Flash #41 by Eddy Barrows and Marcelo Maiol

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Wonder Woman #41 by Brian Bolland

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WB Consumer Products Teams With Nathan Sawaya’s ‘The Art of the Brick’ For Worldwide Touring Exhibition Inspired By DC Comics

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced a collaboration with The Art of the Brick to create a contemporary art exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures, inspired by DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains and made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The new exhibition, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, created by artist, Nathan Sawaya, will feature Sawaya’s take on the breadth and depth of the characters and stories from DC Comics’ 80-year history, told through Sawaya’s unique “LEGO lens.” Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick is the most successful LEGO art exhibition of all time.

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“Nathan Sawaya is truly a master in his craft which we have experienced firsthand through previous collaborations,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Much like the characters of the DC Comics universe, The Art of the Brick has broad appeal.  We are thrilled to be partnering with Nathan to tour this truly unique interpretation around the world for fans of all ages to experience.”

“This is an amazing opportunity as an artist to be granted the privilege to bring the pages of DC Comics to life and to interpret some of the most famous and iconic characters in history,” said Sawaya, founder of The Art of the Brick.  “I look forward to bringing these characters to life in new ways that uniquely fit the medium.”

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DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more will be featured alongside some of the most well-known DC Super-Villains including The Joker, The Penguin and Harley Quinn in a series of galleries. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will also showcase Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.  The exhibition will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya’s original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation.

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will tour worldwide beginning fall 2015.

Touring major cities around the globe, the exhibition will visit large scale venues customized for the art.  Guests will travel through a series of galleries designed to make the experience intimate for the viewer.  Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, all artistically created out of LEGO bricks.

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DC Reveals Convergence Variant Covers By Chip Kidd

April will kick off DC’s latest big event, Convergence. This two-month storyline involves both the weekly Convergence mini-series and 40 two-issue comics that focus on various DC heroes pulled from the publisher’s pre-New 52 history.

DC revealed that all 40 mini-series will feature a variant cover illustrated by acclaimed artist/designer Chip Kidd.

DC’s Convergence Event Brings Back the Old DC Universe and you can read an interview with Kidd HERE where he discusses his design process and the inspiration behind the striking color palette in these images.

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Batman: Black & White Batgirl Statue By Babs Tarr

Based on the designs of Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr and sculpted by Irene Matar, Barbara Gordon gets the Black and White treatment based on her fresh new look from the hit comic book Batgirl.

The statue is limited to 5,200 pieces, measures approximately 7.25″ tall and will retail for $79.95 when it goes on sale in August 2015.

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DC Comics Presents Movie Poster Inspired Variant Covers In March 2015

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Inspired by classic Warner Bros. movie posters, DC Comics’ newest batch of variant covers are fun, imaginative…and not coming to a theater near you. But you’ll wish they were. Whether it’s Supergirl realizing that she’s not on Krypton anymore, Aquaman fighting to Free Willy, Batgirl ready to lead the Revolution (just think about it for a moment) or the Justice League…well, it’s best to just see that one for yourself.

These clever movie poster mashups are the most recent in DC’s series of monthly variant cover themes. Previous themes include monsters in October, LEGO in November and this month’s amazing Darwyn Cooke variants. In January, DC Comics will feature variant covers that pay tribute to the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, while Harley Quinn steals the stage in February. Look for these movie poster inspired variant covers in March 2015.

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Action Comics #40 inspired by Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure with cover art by Joe Quinones

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Aquaman #40 inspired by Free Willy with cover art by Richard Horie

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Batgirl #40 inspired by Purple Rain with cover art by Cliff Chiang

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Batman #40 inspired by The Mask with cover art by Dave Johnson

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Batman & Robin #40 inspired by Harry Potter with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards

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Batman/Superman #20 inspired by The Fugitive with cover art by Tony Harris

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Catwoman #40 inspired by Bullit with cover art by Dave Johnson

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Detective Comics #40 inspired by The Matrix with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze

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Flash #40 inspired by North By Northwest with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

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Harley Quinn #16 inspired by Jailhouse Rock with cover art by Dave Johnson

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Grayson #8 inspired by Enter The Dragon with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

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Green Lantern #40 inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey with cover art by Tony Harris

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Green Lantern Corps #40 inspired by Forbidden Planet with cover cover art by Tony Harris

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Justice League United #10 inspired by Mars Attacks with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso

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Justice League #40 inspired by Magic Mike with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino

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Justice League Dark #40 inspired by Beetlejuice with cover art by Joe Quinones

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Teen Titans #8 inspired by The Lost Boys with cover art by Alex Garner

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Sinestro  #11 inspired by Westworld with cover art by Dave Johnson

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Supergirl #40 inspired by Wizard of Oz with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso

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Superman #40 inspired by Super Fly with cover art by Dave Johnson

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Superman/Wonder Woman #17 inspired cover by Gone With The Wind with art by Gene Ha

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Wonder Woman #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

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Warner Bros.’ DC Comics Movie Slate Fully Revealed

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While speaking at Time Warner Investor Day, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara fully revealed their DC Comics movie slate, which was previously filled with nine untitled films.

2016 will see the release of the previously-confirmed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but also the Suicide Squad movie has now been placed in the August 5, 2016 release date.

2017 will see the release of the just-announced The LEGO Batman Movie on May 26, 2017 with a Wonder Woman solo film coming June 23 and the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League Part One, featuring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles, on November 10.

2018 will see the release of two solo DC films with The Flash on March 23, 2018, starring The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin’s Ezra Miller in the title role, in addition to Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, on July 27.

In 2019, WB will release Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, on April 5, 2019, and Justice League Part Two, once again to be directed by Zack Snyder, on June 14, 2019 .

2020 brings us two more solo films with Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, on April 3, 2020 and a reboot of Green Lantern on June 19. A third Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will also be released later that year.

Furthermore WB has also confirmed that solo films for both Batman and Superman are also in development though no release date has been set for either. Here are highlights from the press release:

Besides the stand-alone Batman and Superman films here is the slate of super hero films from 2016 through 2020:

– “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
– “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)
– “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)
– “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
– “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)
– “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)
– “Shazam” (2019)
– “Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
– “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
– “Green Lantern” (2020)

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DC Comics Heroes & Villains Drawn In The Style of Norman Rockwell’s Covers From The Saturday Evening Post

Granada, Spain-based artist Ruiz Burgos (a.k.a. “OnlyMilo“) has created an amazing series of illustrations featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in the style of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post. Burgos’ design process for each piece can be viewed on his art blog.

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