As you may have heard, there have been more than 5 million first issues of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 sold in only six weeks. How many comic books are we talking about? With New York Comic Con kicking off tonight, let’s look to some of New York’s famous landmarks for some visual context. It takes (approximately):
Fan-favorite creator Ann Nocenti will be taking over as writer for GREEN ARROW in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 – her first ongoing series for DC Comics. Nocenti has previously written for such iconic DC Comics characters as Batman, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, and is well known across the industry for her work on gritty, street-level heroes.
New York Comic Con officially kicks off today with its convention preview night. Over the course of the next few days, numerous DC Entertainment creative teams will be holding signings at the DC Entertainment booth. Come by to say hello and get your favorite writers’ and artists’ signatures on your books and DC Entertainment memorabilia. Check out the signings schedule below: Thursday, October 13th 4-5 PM Cliff Chiang, Tony Daniel, Jim Lee 5-6 PM Art Baltazar, Franco, Francis Manapul, Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Scott Snyder
Diamond announced today that next year's Free Comic Book Day t-shirt will feature DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Oh and Jim Lee has agreed to do the art for the custom shirt. Last year's shirt with art by Darwyn Cooke was pretty amazing. What will Jim cook up? May is still a long way off and we don't have the design to share just yet, so everybody who loves free comic books (and t-shirts) should keep checking THE SOURCE for updates.
New York-based writer Marc Bernardin is the new ongoing writer for STATIC SHOCK, the Harlem-based superhero in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. A writer on the SyFy Channel’s ALPHAS, Bernardin is also known for his work on THE HIGHWAYMEN and THE AUTHORITY comic books and as a former writer for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Bernardin’s debut as the writer of STATIC SHOCK will be issue #7, with Scott McDaniel remaining on the title as illustrator.
As part of DC Comics-The New 52 Art Tour, GREEN LANTERN artist Doug Mahnke will be appearing at Source Comics tonight. This event will feature process pieces from GREEN LANTERN #1, BATWOMAN #1 and THE FLASH #1. If you're in the area stop by to meet him and get your GREEN LANTERN comic books signed!
Wednesday, October 12
DC Comics-The New 52 Art Tour arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday. The event with Rags Morales and Rick Bryant showcased their artwork on ACTION COMICS #1. Rags and Jessi posed with original artwork on display at Fat Jack’s Comicrypt prior to signing.
Wow. Where to begin? These are exciting times at DC Comics...our new 52 titles are off to a great start, and we have YOU to thank for all of the positive buzz. There are so many exciting projects in my office I could mention...Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's BATMAN...our new BATWING series...the all-new BLACKHAWKS...but today I'm talking about one project in particular...