Celebrate 75 years of DC Comics on The Source

Celebrate 75 years of DC Comics on The Source

By DCE Editorial Monday, May 17th, 2010
As most of you know by now, this year marks the 75th anniversary of DC Comics. Things are hitting a fever pitch here in the DCU, with BRIGHTEST DAY, THE FLASH, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE and much more filling up this here space with regularity. And, based on your responses, you guys are looking forward to what’s coming down the pipeline. And while – as always – we’re moving forward and pushing our characters in exciting, new directions, anniversaries are also a time to look back and remember what makes DC Comics great. So, as part of a line-wide celebration of DC Comics’ 75th, we’ll be rolling out a number of special variant covers by some of the biggest names in the industry. But these aren’t standard variants. No, these covers will take a classic image from DC’s illustrious history and present a new, re-imagined version by an all-star list of artists. What’s first? Well, do you recall the cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #168, by Lew Sayre Schwartz? It doesn’t get more classic than that. Not only did the issue feature a great story by veteran Bat-writer Bill Finger, but this cover went down in history as one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age. detective_comics_168 Well, imagine what HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola would do with the concept: bm_cv700_variant-copy Nice, huh? That’s the DC 75th variant for BATMAN #700, an issue that’s already chock-full of creative energy — including Grant Morrison and artists David Finch, Tony Daniel and Andy Kubert. We’ll give you some time to recover. Come back tomorrow for another DC 75 variant.