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Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you. Hit the links for more information.
Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque will present the second of seven interconnected miniseries in “The Shrouded College” saga that started with Soule and Will Sliney’s Hell to Pay.
The Bloody Dozen will run for six issues and kicks off in December.
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Brian Buccellato, Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero will bring together two worlds filled with big characters.
DC kicked off the first full day of the San Diego Comic Con with a king-sized announcement — a crossover featuring the Justice League, Godzilla and King Kong.
DC will work with Legendary Comics and Toho International on Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong, the seven-issue miniseries, which will be written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Christian Duce and colorist Luis Guerrero.
“As a comics fan—there’s nothing more fun and exciting than exploring those amazing ‘What If’ situations that come up when fandoms cross streams,” said Jim Lee, DC president, publisher and CCO. “In this case, it’s a match-up of the world’s greatest super heroes in the Justice League who take on not only the King of the Monsters—Godzilla—but the mighty Kong himself! It’s a crossover no-holds-barred battle, decades in the making, and no bona fide comics fan will want to miss it!”
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The Black Label miniseries will follow a Batman who gives up being Bruce Wayne.
Mesmo Delivery creator and Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child artist Rafael Grampá will return to Gotham this fall for Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham, a Black Label miniseries that will arrive just in time for Batman Day on Sept. 16.
In the miniseries, Batman will decide to “kill off” his Bruce Wayne identity and dedicate his life to fighting crime as Batman. Mat Lopes joins him on colors.
“When his origin was introduced in Batman #1 in the 1940s, Bruce Wayne swore revenge by the spirits of his murdered parents and—driven by his belief in an omen—became Batman,” said Grampá. “For me, this subtle aspect of Bruce’s belief system has always been the fundamental core of Batman, and through that lens I recognized this untold story. Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham explores ‘who he is and why he came to be.’ It makes my dream of bringing my own interpretation of Batman to life a reality as I delve into the darkest corners of his essence. I sincerely hope readers enjoy the ride.”
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DC Comics announces several new titles and storyline coming next year as part of the ‘Dawn of DC’ initiative.
DC today revealed plans to launch more than 20 new titles next year in the wake of their close-to-ending Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and the upcoming DC Universe: Lazarus Planet. Dawn of DC, their new publishing initiative for 2023, will feature not only new titles but will also spotlight “fan-favorite superheroes and super-villains that haven’t been front and center for some time.”
“After the near-Multiverse-ending events in Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and DC Universe: Lazarus Planet, the DC Universe will be heading toward the light,” said Jim Lee, DC publisher and chief creative officer. “With brand-new series and story arcs from some of the top creative members in comics, Dawn of DC is one of our most ambitious initiatives ever and is a chance for us to tell bigger and bolder stories across our line.”
Here’s the teaser image for what’s to come, which features icons for several upcoming titles that were announced today — with more to be revealed on the right side in the future:
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Check out a round-up of recent announcements about ‘Batman,’ Jonathan Hickman, ‘West of Sundown’ and more.
Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you from comics creators, publishers and more. Some of these are from this weekend’s New York Comic Con, while some are from before. Hit the links for more information.
DC held a panel focused on the Batman titles yesterday during New York Comic Con, revealing some new artwork and one new project — Multiversity: Harley Screws Up the DCU. It’s by Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber, both of whom have worked on the character before.
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The miniseries written by Reggie Hudlin and Leon Chills begins in February.
Two cornerstone of the Milestone universe will clash next year in Icon vs. Hardware, a five-issue miniseries coming from DC.
DC Publisher and CCO Jim Lee announced the new series during his Jim Lee & Friends Panel at New York Comic Con earlier today. The story spins out of the Milestones in History anthology from earlier this year and will be co-written by Reggie Hudlin and Leon Chills.
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The former Marvel editor in chief returns to the company where he got his start.
At New York Comic Con today, DC Publisher and CCO Jim Lee welcomed a special guest during his Jim Lee & Friends Panel — Joe Quesada, the longtime Marvel executive who left the House of Ideas earlier this year to pursue other projects.
Apparently one of those projects will be drawing variant covers for Batman. DC revealed two of them at the panel:
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Jim Lee and Paul Dano shared a preview during the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday.
As revealed during the Jim Lee & Friends panel in San Diego yesterday, DC has released preview pages and variant covers for The Riddler: Year One, the upcoming Black Label project by actor Paul Dano and artist Stevan Subic.
According to DC, “Dano’s story provides an in-depth look at how the unknown forensic accountant Edward Nashton evolved into the menace known as the Riddler and came so close to bringing down the entire city.” Dano of course played the character in The Batman.
Let’s take a look …
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The first crossover in more than 25 years between the two characters will arrive in December.
DC’s “Jim Lee & Friends” panel at San Diego Comic-Con brought a lot of interesting news and some surprise special guests — not the least of which was Todd McFarlane, Lee’s former Image Comics partner.
Along with artist Greg Capullo — who has a long history with both Batman and Spawn — they announced a new Batman/Spawn crossover project.
Batman/Spawn #1, a 48-page one-shot, will arrive in shops Dec. 13. Unfortunately they haven’t shared any artwork from it, but I’m sure that’s coming soon.
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‘Dark Crisis’ will run through December with multiple tie-ins, crossover issues and more.
DC has revealed more of their plans for Dark Crisis, the big event series spearheaded by Joshua Williamson that kicked off in Justice League #75 with the “death” of several members of the Justice League.
I put “death” in quotes because with this latest announcement, we find out that all those dead Leaguers will appear in a series of specials over the next few months, with the big conclusion to the event expected to land in December.
Here’s a look at what’s been announced thus far:
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DePies will be responsible for the operations, revenue, legal, marketing, brand management, and strategic planning of the DC business, with a special focus on driving DC’s international and digital expansion.
DC has announced via press release that Anne Leung DePies has been named senior vice president and general manager, following the departure of Daniel Cherry III earlier this month. DePies will report to Pam Lifford, President, WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences.
“Anne’s deep knowledge and appreciation of the DC business, legacy and people will be invaluable in this new leadership role,” Lifford said “She understands our fans, characters and stories, and along with Jim, will passionately build our DC publishing business to even greater heights.”
DePies has been with DC since 2011 and was most recently SVP of global brands and franchises. Prior to DC, DePies worked on acquisitions across Warner Bros. theatrical, television and video games units.
“It is incredibly humbling to step into this role at a place I’ve been for a while now,” DePies said. “I feel like I partially grew up at DC, and I’ve seen how important we are to our fans. To get the chance to lead our company to do even more for them is a dream come true.”
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Superman’s new motto drops ‘the American Way’ in favor of a phrase that ‘will better reflect global storylines.’
DC’s Jim Lee introduced an “evolved” motto for its most icon superhero during DC FanDome today.
The publisher and chief creative officer said Superman would now be fighting for “truth, justice and a better tomorrow,” a tweak to the “truth, justice and the American way” big blue has been fighting for for, well, ages.
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