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DC & Warner Bros. To Join Forces In New, Super-Sized Booth Space At San Diego Com-Con International

The convention floor at San Diego Comic-Con International will look a little different to DC fans in 2019. For the first time, the DC booth will stand shoulder to shoulder with parent company Warner Bros.’ booth, bringing together two powerhouse brands and creating a new super-sized space that will provide the ultimate Con experience!

The combined DC/Warner Bros. booth will be located in the entertainment section of the exhibit hall, in close proximity to Artists’ Alley. DC and WB will reveal more details in 2019, leading up to the Con. With the new layout fans will experience worlds of DC comic books, films, television and more, alongside an array of popular Warner Bros. franchises – all in a single, continuous visit.

2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic comic event.

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The Museum of Science Fiction To Open In Washington, DC

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The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC, will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts (movies, television, books, music, art, comics, etc.) and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. Our mission is to create a center of gravity where art and science are powered by imagination.


The museum is expected to open in 2017 while a 3,000-square-foot preview museum is scheduled for 2015. Museum founder Greg Viggiano and his team are raising funds for the preview museum on Indiegogo.

The board is considering nine locations in downtown Washington for the preview museum, which will cover some 3,000 square feet — the full museum will be 15 times larger — feature a life-size Tardis and a scale model of the Enterprise.

Here are some other proposed exhibits

The “Aliens and Altered Life” Gallery

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One of seven galleries slated for the final Museum of Science Fiction, the Aliens and Altered Life gallery will feature representations of extraterrestrial and futuristic beings in literature and film including E.T., Alien, and Avatar.

H.G. Wells’ Time Machine

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A rendering by chief curator Phil Smith of the time machine from H.G. Wells’ classic The Time Machine, which will be recreated as a full-scale model based on the descriptions in the novel (rather than the 1960 and 2002 films) and put on display in the Time Travels gallery in the Museum of Science Fiction.

The Repository

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The Repository will house major works of science fiction literature (like Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Larry Niven’s Ringworld) alongside interactive digital components like films, scores, and the scientific research that inspired the works.

Proposed Atrium, Main Museum

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A sketch of the proposed entry atrium of the larger Museum of Science Fiction. A reproduction of an attacking alien tripod from H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds will loom above guests entering the museum (space permitting).

Jules Verne’s Home Study

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A rendering of Jules Verne’s study in his home in Amiens, France (where the author wrote his classics), to be recreated in the Creators gallery.

Jules Verne’s Nautilus, 1:10 Replica

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The gargantuan, lavish underwater torpedo-mobile from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, seen here in a rendering created by chief curator Phil Smith, will be recreated at 1:10 scale with a cutaway section will be housed in the Vehicles Gallery.

Greg Bear’s Thistledown (From The Way series), 1:1,000,000 Replica

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A 3.2-meter model of the Thistledown, the terraformed starship from Greg Bear’s novel Eon (the first of his The Way trilogy). A model will be on display in the museum’s Other Worlds gallery, and tie in modern-day research about asteroid habitability being done by NASA and commercial space interests.

Entrance Lobby/Lounge Area

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This rendering of a proposed common area of the main Museum of Science Fiction depicts screens running around the ceiling that display moderated, real-time discussions about the museum’s many interactive exhibits.

Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Tharks (Full-Scale Replica)

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A full-scale replica of Tars Tarkas, the compassionate king of the Green Martian warriors in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series is planned for display in the Aliens and Altered Life gallery.

An Interactive Robot From the Foundation Series, Full-Scale Replica

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A to-scale replica of R. Daneel Olivaw, the android from Isaac Asimov’s highly influential, seven-book Foundation series about time travel and an alternate universe. The interactive model, which will be displayed in the main museum’s Computers and Robots gallery, and will be used to explore technical and ethical questions about artificial intelligence.

Stillsuit From Dune, Full-Scale Replica

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This recreation of the stillsuit worn to protect against the harsh climates of the planet Arrakis from Frank Herbert’s classic Dune series, will be located in the Technology gallery and used to discuss the development of off-Earth technologies.

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DC To Launch Digital-First Batman Comic Based On Classic 1966 TV Show

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DC Comics will expand its digital-first comics line this summer with the debut of Batman ’66, a series based on the classic television series.

The announcement came last night in Hollywood, where Warner Bros. Consumer Products launched its Batman Classic Television Series licensing program during an event co-hosted by Junk Food Clothing and Meltdown Comics.

Inspired by the television series, which aired from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, Batman ’66 is written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Jonathan Case. Like the DC’s other digital-first comics, Batman ’66 will be collected monthly in print.

“The juxtaposition of offering a retro Batman ’66 comic as a current and modern digital first title is fun,” DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson said in a statement. “DC Entertainment is the most prolific producer of digital first comics and, as we work to create new and compelling content, this is a great way to also preserve the legacy of our characters. It’s exciting to roll out the new Batman ’66 comic as part of this bigger initiative with our Warner Bros Consumer Product partners.”

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DC’s Batman Vol. 2: City of Owls Hardcover

After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls, a hidden society that has ruled Gotham City in secret for over a century, is real and they are a very lethal threat.

In Batman Vol 2: City of Owls ($24.99), Gotham’s caped vigilante protector has managed to escape the claws of the Court with his mind and body badly beaten and barely intact. The Dark Knight has scarcely won the battle with his deadly new aggressors, but certainly not the war.

The villains will threaten all that Batman holds dear: His secret identity. His home. His headquarters. His beliefs about both his friends and his enemies.  With the Court’s deadly foot soldiers, the Talons, out to destroy him, the Dark Knight and his allies must now wage an all-out war for survival against the most dangerous predators he has ever encountered.

Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and brilliantly illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jason Fabok, Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke, this volume collects Batman issues #8-12 and Batman Annual #1.

This 208 page hardcover edition hits comic shops on March 20th, 2013 and will be available in print and e-book on March 26th, 2013 everywhere that books are sold.

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Jim Lee & Scott Snyder’s Superman Unchained To Be Released On June 12, 2013

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel and the superhero from Krypton will be celebrated in a number of ways.

A new movie, Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill will arrive in theaters on June 14th.

DC Comics is putting their top talent in charge of a new comic series titled,

Superman Unchained. Artist Jim Lee and writer Scott Snyder will debut issue # 1 on Wednesday June 12th.

Readers will get their first look at the new series in a special for this year’s “Free Comic Book Day.” Snyder will also be writing back-up stories at the end of each issue with artist Dustin Nguyen.

“The way to approach a character as iconic as him,” said Snyder, “is you just come at it from a standpoint of what you love the most about the character, and then write a story that explores that, tear it down and build it back up.”

“The energy we’re bringing to the story and that ‘Hey, we can add new stuff to the canon’ kind of attitude will serve us well,” Lee says.

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