(Everybody's Talkin' About) DC Comics-The New 52, Early Tuesday AM Edition

As I type this blog post, the halls of 1700 Broadway are mostly quiet. Quiet, that is, save for the sounds of Jim Lee and Geoff Johns doing another round of morning radio interviews.

With less than 24 hours to go before tonight's midnight launch of DC Comics-The New 52, the press coverage continues to roll in. Among the late night/early morning highlights?

* THE ADVOCATE has an exclusive preview of BATWOMAN # 1.

Counting down to DC Comics-The New 52: A note from John Cunningham

So I’m sitting here in my office when in strolls David Hyde, our V.P. of Publicity.

“Hey JC, I really need your New 52 blog post.”

“Sure, David, no problem. When is it due?”

“Um…today.”

“I thought I had until Monday?”

“Um, John…it IS Monday…”

Which brings me to The First Point To Make About Comic Book Publishing As It Relates to The New 52:

1. Time Is Merely A Concept.

“There is no denying the genius of Jack Kirby.” – Dan DiDio

If Jack Kirby were still alive, today would have been his 94th birthday. The King, as he is fondly referred to as, impacted the comic book industry in monumental ways.

To celebrate, we thought we’d catch up with some of the writers who are bringing new life to some of Jack’s classic characters in DC Comics-The New 52. With contemporary representations of characters such as OMAC and Etrigan the Demon, Kirby’s legacy lives on and is as strong as ever.

A First Look at Acclaimed Artist Jill Thompson’s take on THE SHADE

Acclaimed artist Jill Thompson is joining writer James Robinson for issue #8 of his upcoming 12-part THE SHADE miniseries, starring the former-villain-turned-reluctant-hero from Robinson’s STARMAN series. The special standalone issue — set in Paris in the early 1900s — is something Robinson wrote specifically for Thompson. And even though the issue’s still months away, we’ve got a first look at her work.

The Justice Society

There's been plenty of speculation about the Justice Society in The New 52 – and we can now confirm that they will, in fact, be back! As with everything else with DC Comics - The New 52, however, there's a significant twist. What is it? We're not saying. Just. Quite. Yet.

"It's everything you want, but not what you expect," promises Eddie Berganza, DC Comics Executive Editor.

Stay tuned to THE SOURCE as this develops, as they say.

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