Melissa Block, host of NPR's All Things Considered interviewed DCE Co-Publisher and JUSTICE LEAGUE artist Jim Lee today about DC Comics-The New 52 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (on sale today). The show airs in New York on WNYC at 4pm and 7pm on 93.9 FM and AM 82. The segment on DC Comics-The New 52 will air around 5:20pmET. If you miss the show live you can listen online after 7:00pm ET on npr.org.
With the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, DC Comics-The New 52 officially kicked off. Coverage has been widespread today. Looking for a comprehensive overview? Look no further.
We launched our digital program June 23 of last year, hoping that one day, we’d digitally release new comics on the Same Day as Print. That day is TODAY! What a remarkable journey we’ve all taken to get to this point.
When I put in place the new DC Entertainment executive team in February of last year, I asked them to think big and be bold – to adopt a “no fear” attitude toward the business we love. We set out to reinvigorate interest in comics, bring in new readers and make our characters and stories more accessible to the widest possible audience, all while respecting the core fans who are the foundation of our company. That’s exactly what the DC Entertainment team has done with the unprecedented roll-out of DC Comics – The New 52 and the launch of same day digital comics.
This afternoon, we’re going to take a look at what the comic book trade press is saying about JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and The New 52 – including their interviews with some of the talented people behind the launch.
Comic retailers have embraced the arrival of DC Comics-The New 52 and many are celebrating with local Midnight Madness events around the country. Fifty-five retailers are holding events tonight (Aug. 30) to celebrate the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 – be sure to check out our DC Events page to find a retailer near you and join the party. And if you’re in New York be sure to get in line at Midtown Comics for a chance to get your #1 issue signed by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
While I was checking in for my flight yesterday from Los Angeles to New York I thought to myself, “Don’t check your bag.” I mean, it was pretty light and who checks their bag for a three-day trip? But I decided to anyway, almost embarrassed to tell the clerk who gave me a look as if to say, “You’re checking this?” I fumbled together a few words, thanking her and headed to the gate.
We’re twelve hours from the launch of DC COMICS: THE NEW 52. Here’s the very latest on today’s coverage: