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Announcing Detective Comics Annual #1

DC has announced another special Annual that’ll be coming your way soon: DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1.

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Inside the numbers: JUSTICE LEAGUE # 1 is officially the best-selling comic book of 2011

DC announces: JUSTICE LEAGUE issue 1, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, is the bestselling comic book for the month of August—and to date, all of 2011.

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DC’s Bob Harras on The New 52

This has been such a monumental week for DC Comics. What we launched with (the already sold out!) JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 was absolutely amazing. And what’s more exciting still is that it was just a first taste of what’s to come. Next week marks the release of a slew of incredible series. With ACTION COMICS , writer Grant Morrison and artist Rags Morales’ new interpretation of Superman will seriously blow people away. It really sets the tone for a contemporary Man of Tomorrow. And the dynamic is totally different. But that’s not all. Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman’s ANIMAL MAN is a remarkable book that I could not be more excited about. Gail Simone will be reintroducing Barbara Gordon in the role of BATGIRL with her signature dark, twisted, and brilliant storytelling, accompanied by Ardian Syaf’s breathtaking artwork. Judd Winick and Oliver Nome’s debut collaboration, BATWING , will astound you. Tony Daniel’s art and story in DETECTIVE COMICS will really surprise people. GREEN ARROW is a fascinating new take on Oliver Queen and his mission to change the world one arrow at a time. Rob Liefeld could not be more excited to be returning to HAWK AND DOVE – and his enthusiasm really shows in the final product. In JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL , Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti have created a team of super heroes led by Booster Gold whose adventures will be spanning the globe. MEN OF WAR is a truly different and fresh take on a war book, especially considering the context of it being set against the backdrop of the DC Universe. O.M.A.C. is a non-stop action-packed series that I can best describe as big and loud fun. In STATIC SHOCK , Static comes to Manhattan and his life changes forever in unforeseeable ways. Paul Cornell’s STORMWATCH is stuffed with surprises and new characters that will take the series into very exciting (and completely unexpected!) places. Not to mention, Miguel Sepulveda’s artwork is beyond stunning. And in SWAMP THING , the Plant Elemental will finally return to its own series. Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette have created an extraordinary series and have really made Swamp Thing their own. You won’t want to miss it. And that’s just week one. Tags : action comics , animal man , batgirl , batwing , bob harras , DC Comics-The New 52 , detective comics , green arrow , hawk and dove , justice league , justice league international , Men of War , O.M.A.C. , static shock , Stormwatch , swamp thing This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 2:59 pm and is filed under DC Comics . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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New Allies, New Villains and New Beginnings in Gotham

A lot of new preview images from DC Comics!

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Batman Solicits for June

Crime never sleeps in Gotham City. Here’s an early look at June’s BATMAN solicits.

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Francesco Francavilla cover design commentary for DETECTIVE COMICS #874

Francesco Francavilla shared an inside look at the new issue of Detective with us yesterday, and today he was kind enough to walk us through the design of #874’s cover. Check out what he sent us!

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Francesco Francavilla debuts the cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #874

With the new 20 page format starting in January, there was no room for the co-feature in Detective #873, so we decided to move part 3 of Skeleton Cases to the following issue, #874. With the move came a bonus for me and for all Detective readers I hope — more Batman/Dick Grayson adventures!

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Introducing Sonya Zucco, the Mysterious Return of James Gordon, Jr. and DETECTIVE COMICS

Legacy is a big part of the DC Universe. Through the years, Batman has mentored many Robins: Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne. Each hero, in their own way, reflects their times. In 2011, readers will see a decidedly darker side to the shadow of the Bat and its legacy. In BATMAN, Tony Daniel is chronicling the saga of the next generation of the Falcone Crime Family. While, in DETECTIVE COMICS, writer Scott Snyder, and artists Jock and Francesco Francavilla have embarked on an epic story about just how far the apple drops from the tree. Just how ambitious are the plans for DETECTIVE COMICS in 2011? Scott Snyder’s been kind enough to pull back the curtain, just a little, on the mysteries that will unfold: “In just the first few months of the new year, we’ll be introducing you to a host of characters we’re very excited about. Some, like Sonya Zucco, daughter of Tony Zucco, the man who killed Dick’s parents, will be brand new. Others, like vicious gangster and pirate Tiger Shark are re-imaginings of colorful old foes. You’ll even see our own twisted take on the clown prince of crime! And of course, you’ll see a lot more of a character I’m very, very thrilled to write, – Commissioner Jim Gordon’s son, James Jr., who, after years away from Gotham, has recently returned with his own mysterious agenda – and who, if Barbara is to be believed, might just be one of the scariest sociopaths ever to walk the Gotham streets…” Tags : Batman , detective comics , jock , scott snyder , Tony Daniel This entry was posted on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am and is filed under From the Creators , Sneak Peeks . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.

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Dick Grayson looks into the ‘Black Mirror’ in Detective Comics #871

Somehow, tools, evidence and weapons relating to some of Batman’s deadliest foes are ending up in the wrong hands – and people are dying because of it. Newly ensconced Batman Dick Grayson must piece together the pieces of the mystery, which point to a deadly new adversary. But will he be able to bring down his new enemy before more die? Writer Scott Snyder, the co-creator of THE NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling AMERICAN VAMPIRE (which just got a very nice writeup in the ASSOCIATED PRESS, featuring an interview with the legendary Stephen King ) joins forces with artist and LOSERS co-creator Jock to kick off “Black Mirror,” the creative team’s first arc on DETECTIVE COMICS – and it’s as on target as you can imagine. This issue puts the emphasis on the “detective” part of the book’s title, putting Grayson a few steps behind a new adversary while lives hang in the balance. For more hints, swing by USA TODAY , which featured a first look at the series along with some comments from Snyder. But that’s not all. The issue also features Snyder and artist Francesco Francavilla’s COMMISSIONER GORDON co-feature, which brings a haunting ghost from Gordon’s past screaming into his present. Creepy, chilling and must-read stuff. DETECTIVE COMICS #871 hits tomorrow. Tags : american vampire , associated press , Batman , batman incorporated , detective comics , francesco francavilla , jock , scott snyder , stephen king , usa today This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 9:22 am and is filed under News , Previews . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.

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DC Na: As I write this, there is a Batman costume sitting in a box beside my desk

DC’s Scott Snyder has posted: It’s not mine; it’s my son’s. He’s 3 and he has decided to go as Batman for Halloween this year. The costume is made for a tiny, tiny human being, with a cape about as big as a hand towel, and yet I can’t stop looking at the thing. Because it reminds me of all the times I went as Batman for Halloween myself – and of just how large the character has loomed in my imagination over the years.

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