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Batman’s Sidekick Leaves The Cave For ‘Grayson’ Comic

Dick Grayson is trading his superhero suit for secret-agent cool. Batman’s former sidekick embarks on a new life as an undercover superspy in the comic book Grayson, an action-adventure series premiering July 2, 2014 from DC Comics. It’s written by Tim Seeley (Revival) and Tom King, a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer.

After a career of being overshadowed by his cape-and-cowled father figure, this is a chance for Grayson “to take off the mask and step out on his own in a world where he’s not simply being another hero like the hero he grew up with,” King says.

A character who first appeared in 1940, Grayson was the original Robin to Bruce Wayne’s Dark Knight. He went solo as Nightwing in the 1980s and also served as Batman for a time, when Wayne was thought dead.

Grayson’s new employer is the international spy agency Spyral, an organization created by writer Grant Morrison for his Batman, Incorporated series. King sees it as representative of today’s intelligence community: They’re the people who stop bad guys from doing bad things, yet to do that, they employ questionable tactics such as mind erosion.

He is getting a wardrobe makeover, courtesy of Grayson artist Mikel Janin: Gone is Grayson’s mask, and his new outfit reflects the blue-and-black color scheme of his Nightwing togs and features a “G” on his chest, reminiscent of the old “R” from his Robin days.

Read more HERE at USA Today.

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DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman At WonderCon 2014 With Stellar Collection of Talent & Events

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DC Entertainment will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can’t-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world’s most popular Super Hero.

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A special highlight of DCE’s WonderCon activities will be the Batman 75th Anniversary Panel scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 4 pm. The exclusive event brings together a stunning collection of superstar talent heavily influenced by the legendary Dark Knight and his rich 75-year history. DCE co-publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee will join the all-star celebrity duo and writers of the forthcoming Batman 66 Mets The Green Hornet mini-series Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) and Ralph Garman (Family Guy, KROQ radio personality), the legendary voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Knight), Peter Girardi, SVP – Creative Affairs, Warner Bros Animation and groundbreaking Batman animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) in a fascinating discussion about the celebrated Super Hero. The must-see panel will also feature an exclusive premiere of an animated short from Darwyn Cooke, inspired by the Batman Beyond series.

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In addition, DCE will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation for special events including:

- The world premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Taking place Friday at 6:00 pm, the screening precedes a star-studded panel including the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars).

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- A special screening of an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Scheduled for Friday at 2:00 pm, go behind the scenes of the fan-favorite series with a panel featuring the show’s producers and members of the voice cast.

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- Son of Batman and Teen Titans Go! select voice cast signings will be held at the DCE booth (wristbands required).  The Teen Titans Go! signing will take place on Friday at 1:30pm and signings for Son of Batman will take place on Friday at 3:30pm.

Fans attending WonderCon also have the chance to pick-up three exclusive variant comic books at the Graphitti Designs booth (#301) including:

- The debut issue of the new blockbuster weekly Batman: Eternal #1

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- The latest “Riddler” themed cover of Batman #29 in a location-specific hue of blue from artist Greg Capullo

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- The must-own debut issue of The Sandman: Overature # 1 featuring an exclusive 3-D motion cover, never before seen and only available at the Con

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Home to the most talented writers and artists in the business, DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth (#401) will serve as a hub for its stellar collection of appearances, announcements and events at WonderCon 2014.

Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Also, look out for a WonderCon 2014 special edition of DC All Access webseries premiering on Tuesday, April 22 at 10am PST.

Download the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment signings and panels at WonderCon.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment & DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

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To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero.  Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame.  There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

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First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media.  In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

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“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character.  In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever.  Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans.  He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of  Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures, Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

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Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.”  The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

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Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

- DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusive Batman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

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- Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.

- Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios.Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

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- Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.

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Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.

- Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruce Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)

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- Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

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- Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.

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- DCComics.com – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit www.Batman75.com. The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

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IDW Releases Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1966-1967)

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Renowned for its Eisner and Harvey Award-winning archival work, IDW’s The Library of American Comics have continued its collaboration with DC Entertainment by collecting the Batman’s Silver Age newspaper strips in a matching format to the Silver Age Superman series!

Hot on the heels of the successful hit Batman television show starring Adam West and Burt Ward that resulted in what can only be described as “Batmania,” the Batman newspaper strips debuted in 1966. Written by longtime Batman editor Whitney Ellsworth, with art by DC Comics giants Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino, the newspaper strip was a huge success.

This first volume, reprints all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl!

The gorgeous 11 x 8.5″ hardcover designed and edited by Dean Mullaney features a dust jacket cover by Pete Poplaski and is 256 pages, including an introduction by Joe Desris.

Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1966-1967) is available to order HERE for $50.

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DC Comics Unveils April’s MAD Magazine Themed New 52 Variant Covers

Next month several DC Comics titles will get a visit from Alfred E. Neuman.

To celebrate April Fools’ Day the publisher is issuing a series of MAD magazine-themed variant covers for 21 of its titles, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Justice League, The Flash and Teen Titans. This is the second year DC has honored ol’ Alfred, whose birthday happens to fall on April 1.

The full list of issues getting the wacky cover art treatment follows:

Justice League #30
Justice League of America #14
Justice League Dark #30
Nightwing #30
Aquaman #30
The Flash #30
Earth 2 #22
Wonder Woman #30
Superman/Wonder Woman #7
Action Comics #30
Superman #30
Batman/Superman #10
Batman #30
Detective Comics #30
Batman and Wonder Woman #30
Batwoman #30
Harley Quinn #5
Batgirl #30
Green Lantern #30
Green Lantern Corps #30
Teen Titans #30

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Grant Gustin’s Full Flash Costume Revealed

Today Warner Bros. Television released the first photo of Grant Gustin’s full Flash costume  designed by three-time Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood. The design is a faithful take on Barry Allen’s recognizable garb from decades of DC Comics history.

Production of “The Flash” pilot is currently ongoing in Vancouver. The series has been discussed since summer 2013, with Gustin debuting in the civilian role of Barry Allen in two episodes of “Arrow” last fall.

The show, executive produced by “Arrow” veterans Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Nutter, is in contention for a spot on The CW’s 2014-2015 schedule. The pilot was written by Berlanti, Kreisberg, and long-time “Flash” comic book writer/DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

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Batman and The Green Hornet Team Up For A Comic Book Crossover By Kevin Smith & Ralph Garmin

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Filmmaker and comic-book writer Kevin Smith teams with fellow Bat-fan, comedian and KROQ radio personality Ralph Garman, for a DC Comics/Dynamite Entertainment crossover comic book set in the groovy days of the superheroes’ 1960s TV shows. 

Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet launches as a 12-part, digital-first biweekly series beginning May 21,2014 and will debut in comic shops as a print comic on June 4, 2014.

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Teaming with artist Ty Templeton, Smith and Garman are treating the story like a missing “lost” sequel to the 1967 Batman two-parter that brought the Hornet and Kato to Gotham City to foil a counterfeit-stamp ring run by the mustachioed, pink-suited villain Colonel Gumm (Roger C. Carmel).

Alex Ross’ painted cover to “Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet” gives new life to the characters from the ’60s shows: clockwise from top, Batman (played by Adam West), Kato (Bruce Lee), Green Hornet (Van Williams) and Robin (Burt Ward).

Read more HERE.

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First Look At The Cover of The Sandman: Overture #3

Here is a first look at the cover of The Sandman: Overture #3 illustrated by J.H. Williams III. The highly anticipated new Sandman series written by Neil Gaiman continues! The Sandman: Overture #3 is the third chapter of the 6-issue limited, bimonthly series that explores just what happened to Morpheus before he was captured in The Sandman#1.

The issue hits shelves April 30th, 2014.

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DC Comics Announce “Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK” Anthology

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Vertigo has announced that its newest anthology series “Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK” is set to launch April 30, 2014. 

Starting with stunningly simple, bold covers, CMYK will defy all conventions of traditional comic book anthologies. The unifying color may suggest a mood, a plot point, a coloring technique—limited only by the imagination of the incredible talent involved. Starting with Cyan this Spring with stories and art by Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Martin Morazzo, Robert Rodi and Javier Fernandez, Amy Chu, Joe Keatinge, Cris Peter, Shaun Simon and Tony Akins and more!

Followed by Magenta in summer, Yellow in fall and Black in winter, you’ll see color throughout the year as only Vertigo can deliver.

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DC Comics To Release Steampunk Influenced Variant Covers In February 2014

DC Comics will release a series of 20 steampunk-influenced variant covers spread throughout their New 52 publishing line next month. Check out some of the covers that merge science fiction, Victoria era fashion and a fascination with steam-powered machinery.

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Superman # 28 variant by Dave Johnson

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Batwoman # 28 variant by Dave Johnson

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Aquaman #28 variant by Richard Horle

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Batman/Superman # 8 variant by Tommy Lee Edwards

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Batman and Two-Face # 28 variant by Matteo Scalera

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Earth 2 # 20 variant by Dan Panosian

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Flash # 28 variant by Howard Chaykin with colors by Jesus Aburtov

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Justice League #28 variant by Dan Panosian

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Justice League Dark #28 variant by Tommy Lee Edwards

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Nightwing #28 variant by Tommy Lee Edwards

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Superman #28 variant by Jeff Wamester

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Superman/Wonder Woman #5 variant by Dan Panosian

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Green Lantern: The New Guardians #28 Variant by Klaus Janson with colors by Jose Villarrubia

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Adventures of Superman #37 Featuring Art By Gabriel Rodriguez Is Available Digitally Today

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Adventures of Superman #37 written by B. Clay Moore with art by Gabriel Rodriguez and colored by Alejandro Sanchez is available digitally today for only $0.99. Gabriel Rodriguez is best know for his incredible art on IDW’s Locke & Key and now he is venturing into super hero territory!

The three part storyline is titled Exposed and will be released every Monday.

While the Man of Steel takes down Metallo in the streets of Metropolis, a down-on-his-luck reporter for the Daily Star attempts to break the “story of the century”–a suspicious connection between Superman and the Daily Planet!

Download the issue today!

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Frank Miller’s Detective Comics # 27 Cover Revealed

This Catwoman cover, one of several variants for Detective Comics # 27 marks the return of Frank Miller to the Batman world, territory he’s strongly associated with due to revered stories such as The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One.

Detective Comics #27, an oversized issue commemorating the first appearance of Batman in 1939′s original Detective Comics #27, is scheduled for release on January 8, 2014.

The main story, by John Layman and Jason Fabok, kicks off the upcoming “Gothtopia” storyline; other contributors to the issue include Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Paul Dini and Brad Meltzer.

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DC Comics Jumps Forward 5 Years With The Weekly The New 52: Future’s End

DC Comics will be publishing a new weekly comic book series titled The New 52: Future’s End.  Written by Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen and Brian Azzarello The New 52: Future’s End is set five years in the future.

Launching in stores across the country on Free Comic Book Day in May 2014, this series will be accessible to current fans and new readers alike.

“Really, what we’re trying to do with this book is to explore the nature of what a hero is and we’re doing that, obviously by playing with the future of the New 52 timeline,” Lemire told the AP News. “Past present and future all colliding in this story line.” The series begins with issue #0 and will be illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver.

Additional artists on the weekly series will include Jesus Merino, Aaron Lopresti and Dan Jurgens, with more artists coming and going as the series progresses.

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The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition Autographed By Neil Gaiman

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This stunning commemorative set celebrates the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Collecting all 75 issues of the groundbreaking series in two deluxe hardcover volumes, this omnibus edition features artwork from some of the industry’s greatest illustrators, including Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, and Michael Zulli.

The unique features of the The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition ($500) include an exquisitely illustrated slipcase, silver-finished covers, silver-gilded pages, and a Sandman art page personally signed by Neil Gaiman. Truly a work of art in its own right, this set is strictly limited to a single production run and each copy will ship numbered as one of only five hundred produced.

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, The Sandman has set the standard for mature lyrical fantasy in graphic storytelling. The series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, and this remarkable new edition is the ideal collectible for any Sandman fan.

Click here for more information and how to order one of your very own.

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Detective Comics #27 Will Be A Special Anniversary Edition Featuring Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Neal Adams And More

The original issue #27 of Detective Comics was the first comic book to feature Batman – so with 2014 being the 75th anniversary of the iconic character, it only makes sense that DC will celebrate the second coming of this key issue with a special anniversary edition.

The 100 page comic will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more.

There will also be a story from the new creative team who’ll be taking over Detective Comics – Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.

The issue will be released on January 15, 2013 and will have a number of variant covers from artists including Jim Lee, Mike Allred, Kelley Jones, Patrick Gleeson and Chris Burnham.

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Batman Black & White # 6 Will Feature A Story By Olly Moss

The final issue of the new Batman Black & White miniseries will be written by Cliff Chiang, Dave Taylor, Olly Moss, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson with art provided by Cliff Chiang, Dave Taylor, Becky Cloonan, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson. The cover will be rendered by Doug Mahnke.

The 48 page black and white issue will cost $4.99. Batman Black & White # 6 will be released on February 5, 2014.

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Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue

The fun-loving, psychotic, Arkham Asylum doctor turned-inmate Harley Quinn joins the best-selling Batman Black & White line with this stunning statue designed by the character’s co-creator, award-winning animator, artist, and producer, Bruce Timm!

Sculpted by Jon Matthews, the statue ($80) is approximately 7.4″ tall and is limited to 5,200.

The Batman Black & White Harley Quinn statue will go on sale in May 2014.

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The CW Developing Series Based On DC Character Hourman

The CW is developing a TV series based on a DC comics character Hourman. Michael Caleo of “The Sopranos” will pen the pilot which will be produced by Dan Lin and Lin Pictures’ head of television Jennifer Gwartz.

The character is described as follows: “A brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future. Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way.”

Originally created in 1940 by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey, Hourman has not had a very prolific life in the comics having been reimagined as different characters multiple times.

This announcement continues The CW’s trend of DC comic and superhero based shows. One of their current hits is the Green Arrow-based Arrow, which has a spin-off based on “The Flash” in the works, along with a Wonder Woman series under the title “Amazon,” and an adaptation of the ’40s pulp character The Avenger.

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The Fire Wire Comic Book Pick of The Week: Batman Black and White # 3 Featuring A Cover By Olly Moss

Batman Black and White # 3 features a selection of adventures by some of comics’ top talents, with tales of The Dark Knight written by Lee Bermejo, Rian Hughes, Damion Scott, Paul Dini and Marv Wolfman.

Artists include Lee Bermejo, Rian Hughes, Damion Scott, Stephane Roux and Riccardo Burchielli.

And the capper is a stunning cover by Olly Moss.

The 48 page issue is on sale today (November 6, 2013) for $4.99.

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Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years Hardcover Due On November 27, 2013

When Superman debuted seventy-five years ago, it was not merely the beginning for one character, but for an entire genre. The phrase “super hero” had yet to be coined when Action Comics #1 hit newsstands in 1938, but once Superman entered the scene, effortlessly lifting a car above his head on that first iconic cover, the character paved the way for each of the hundreds (if not thousands) of super-powered heroes written since.

Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years ($28) gathers a range of stories featuring the first and greatest super hero, highlighting the many roles the Man of Steel has played over the decades. In these celebrated stories, Superman is in turns the Herculean champion, the lonely alien survivor, the super-powered Boy Scout and the soul-searching leader. Over the course of seventy-five years, watch as the character grows from a simple strongman to the beloved international symbol he is today

This Volume Collects:

(“Superman, Champion of the Oppressed”) / (“War in San Monte”) — Action Comics #1-2 (1938) Writer: Jerry Siegel, Artist: Joe Shuster

“How Superman Would End the War” — Look Magazine (1940) Writer: Jerry Siegel, Artist: Joe Shuste

“Man or Superman?” — Superman #17 (1942) Writer: Jerry Siegel, Penciller: Joe Shuster, Inker: Joe Sikela

“The Origin of Superman” — Superman #53 (1948) Writer: Bill Finger, Penciller: Wayne Boring, Inker: Stan Kaye

“The Mightiest Team in the World” — Superman #76 (1952) Writer: Edmond Hamilton, Penciller: Curt Swan, Inker: John Fishchetti

“The Super-Duel in Space” — Action Comics #242 (1958) Writer: Otto Binder, Artist: Al Plastin

 “The Girl From Superman’s Past” — Superman #129 (1959) Writer: Bill Finger, Penciller: Wayne Boring, Inker: Stan Kaye

“Superman’s Return to Krypton” — Superman #141 (1960) Writer: Jerry Siegel, Penciller: Wayne Boring, Inker: Stan Kaye

“The Death of Superman” — Superman #149 (1961) Writer: Jerry Siegel, Penciller: Curt Swan, Inker: George Klein

“Must There Be a Superman?” — Superman #247 (1972) Writer: Eliot S. Maggin, Penciller: Curt Swan, Inker: Murphy Anderson

“Rebirth” — Action Comics #544 (1983) Writer: Marv Wolfman, Artist: Gil Kane

“The Living Legends of Superman” (excerpt) — Superman #400 (1985) Writer: Elliot S. Maggin, Artist: Frank Miller

“For the Man Who Has Everything” — Superman Annual #11 (1985)Writer: Alan Moore, Artist: Dave Gibbons

“The Name Game” — Superman #11 (1987)  Writer/Penciller: John Byrne, Inker: Karl Kesel

“Doomsday” — Superman #75 (1993)  Writer/Penciller: Dan Jurgens, Inker: Brett Breeding

“What’s So Funny About Truth Justice and the American Way?” — Action Comics #775 (2001)  Writer: Joe Kelly, Pencillers: Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo – Inkers: Tom Nguyen, Dexter Vines, Jim Royal, Jose Marzan, Jr., Wade Von Grawbadger, Wayne Faucher

“Question of Confidence” — Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross (2003)  Writer: Chip Kidd, Artist: Alex Ross

“The Incident” — Action Comics #900 (2011)  Writer: David S. Goyer, Artist: Miguel Sepulveda

“The Boy Who Stole Superman’s Cape” — Action Comics #0 (2012)   Writer: Grant Morrison, Artist: Ben Oliver

The 384 page hardcover book will be released on November 26, 2013.

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DC Announces Weekly Batman Comic Series Batman: Eternal

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DC will start a weekly Batman comic next year. Kicking off in the spring of 2014, Batman: Eternal will be a weekly comic series featuring stories from current Batman writer Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley.

“We’re gonna give you the biggest, craziest and most fun stuff we’ve done on the book and in the world of Gotham,” Snyder said. Snyder will function as the “showrunner” for the series, guiding the story along while not officially penning the scripts.

“We want this to be a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this big story forward in the background,” Snyder explains. “You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before.”

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Snyder also teased that the stories in “Eternal” will “set the stage for a new Gotham and new characters and a new set of stories that will take Batman into 2015.”

In addition, DC announced that Detective Comics #27 will be a giant-sized 104 page issue as a nod to the original Detective Comics #27 that Batman first appeared in back in 1939. The issue will feature stories by writers Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Gregg Hurwitz and Peter Tomasi and illustrators Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen and Francesco Francavilla, and a two page spread by famed Batman artist Frank Miller.

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Batman Black and White # 2 Features Art By Rafael Grampa

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The Eisner Award-winning series continues with a second amazing issue and it will feature art by one of my favorite artists Rafael Grampa!

Don’t miss new takes on the Dark Knight from legendary creators including Rafael Grampá, Dan DiDio and J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire and Alex Niño, and Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock! Plus, a cover by the amazing Jim Steranko!

The 48 page comic book is available today (October 2, 2013) for $4.99.

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DC Turns Michael Uslan’s & Dave Bullock’s “Batman: Black and White” Story Into A Silent Film

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DC Comics has found a unique way to promote its upcoming “Batman: Black and White” #2. The publisher has posted a video that turns Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock’s short story “Silent Knight… Unholy Knight!” into a silent film trailer complete with old-fashioned orchestral music, tears in the film and silent film captions.

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The 40-second trailer heavily features Bullock’s artwork with limited animation, which lends itself incredibly well to the video presentation.

Look for “Silent Knight… Unholy Knight!” in issue #2 of Batman: Black and White, available digitally and in print on October 2nd, 2013.

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First Look At The New Sandman Cover By Dave McKean & Page 1 Interior By J.H. Williams III

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman gets an intense spotlight this week at Comic-Con International with a silver anniversary celebration and new details about Sandman: Overture No. 1, the October release that marks Gaiman’s first Morpheus story since 1996.

Entertainment Weekly posted two First Look images from that first issue below — the Dave McKean cover and the page one interior art by J.H. Williams III.

Read more HERE

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Superman Unchained #2 Preview

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Last month saw the debut of DC Comics’ latest superstar blockbuster, Superman Unchained by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. With Superman facing down cyber terrorists and a newly revealed threat, this week’s issue #2 looks to up the ante and DC is suggesting that a certain Dark Knight may be making an appearance to help out the Man of Steel.

Superman Unchained #2 arrives on Wednesday July 10, 2013.

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