C2E2 2012: DC Collectibles (Formerly DC Direct)

It's been a huge week for the team formerly known as DC Direct. On Wednesday they revealed their new name - DC Collectibles - along with plans to expand their online store. They also announced two new online exclusive products and a new line of custom prints that will only be available through their website. For action figure fans, the DC Collectibles panel is likely to be one of the highlights of C2E2, and we're covering every moment of it as part of our CON AWAY FROM CON coverage.

DC Week-In-Review: April 13

It’s been a week of conventions, collectibles and this thing called The Culling here on DCComics.com. And while you should keep an eye on the website all weekend long for exclusive C2E2 CON AWAY FROM CON coverage, there was plenty of news to break before we even left for Chicago. Let’s take a look at some of it, shall we?

 

Here’s what happened on the DC Comics website this week…

 

Welcome to Your C2E2 Con Away From Con

Chicago, Illinois. Home to the Cubs, the Sears Tower and some of the country’s best hot dogs. And for the weekend of April 13-15, it’ll also be home to over 35,000 of the nation’s most enthusiastic comic book fans as the 2012 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo unfolds.

 

ARTIST IAN CHURCHILL ON "THE CULLING" CROSSOVER

“The Culling” crossover event is coming this May – but what is The Culling? What are Ravagers? What is N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and how will it threaten the heroes and would-be heroes of DC COMICS_THE NEW 52? You’ll find out soon enough, but in the meantime THE RAVAGERS artist Ian Churchill discusses what to expect from the new series born of the events of “The Culling.”

 

WRITER HOWARD MACKIE ON "THE CULLING" CROSSOVER

 

“The Culling” crossover event is coming this May – but what is The Culling? What are Ravagers? What is N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and how will it threaten the heroes and would-be heroes of DC COMICS_THE NEW 52? You’ll find out soon enough, but in the meantime THE RAVAGERS writer Howard Mackie discusses how the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” series was born from the game-changing events of the crossover.

DC Entertainment’s BEFORE WATCHMEN at C2E2

This summer, DC Entertainment will publish BEFORE WATCHMEN, seven all-new prequel mini-series building on the foundation of the bestselling graphic novel of all time – and at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this weekend, fans will have access to creator panels, signings and the NEW FRONTIERSMAN promotional newspaper – available for the very first time at the event.

 

C2E2 Survival Tip #3: Watch the Weather

It’s the day before C2E2. Surely, you’ve checked the weather by now. The news isn’t great, but hey, it’s not like you’re going to Chicago to work on your suntan, right?

 

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C2E2 Panel Schedule

Attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend? Don’t miss DCE’s panels throughout the course of the convention. Check out the schedule below:

 

Friday, April 13th

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EDITOR CHRIS CONROY ON "THE CULLING" CROSSOVER

“The Culling” crossover event is coming this May – but what is The Culling? What is N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and how will it threaten the heroes and would-be heroes of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52? You’ll find out in next month’s crossover, but in the meantime – stay tuned to THE SOURCE all this week for Culling insights from the creators.

 

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