Ten Moments that Mattered: The Bat Books Diversify

With a new year on the horizon and the holidays upon us, it’s a good time to take a look back at 2014 to remember and remark upon a few of its key DC Entertainment moments. Some of these moments played out on the comic book page or the screen, others were real-life happenings that shaped what we’ll be reading and seeing over the years ahead. If you’re a DC Comics fan or just an entertainment fan in general, they all mattered. It’s been a great year full of both ups and downs, but these are the big ones. These are our DCComics.com “Ten Moments that Mattered” for 2014.

DC All Access - Bonus Clip - Future of Comics: The Women of DC Entertainment

At New York Comic-Con, DC Entertainment gathered some of the freshest voices in comics for its all-star Women of DC Panel. See what drew Babs Tarr, Gail Simone, Marguerite Bennett, Caitlin Kittredge, Meredith Finch, Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan and Amanda Salmons to a career in graphic storytelling.

Be sure to watch this week's full episode of DC All Access, co-hosted by special guest Andrea Rene: http://www.dccomics.com/videos/dc-all-access-ep-234-lego-batman-3-highlights-win-young-justice-blu-ray

The Roundup: Jim Lee and Scott Snyder's Super Finale

Today, America votes, but tomorrow, the entire world reads. That’s because Wednesday brings us the super-sized, action-packed, jaw-dropping spectacle that is the final issue of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman Unchained. Launched last year in celebration of Superman’s 75th Anniversary, Unchained has been nothing short of epic, with imagery on a massive scale and a storyline that saw Superman’s ideals and beliefs being tested to the very core. Now, he’ll have to make an impossible choice.

DC All Access - Bonus Clip - Gotham Academy's Secret Curriculum

Mysteries, ghosts...and Batman?! Who knew going back to school would be so much fun? In this exclusive DC All Access bonus clip, Tiffany Smith chats with Becky Cloonan, the co-writer of DC's Gotham Academy, about what to expect from this brand new, YA-tinged ongoing.

To find out more about Gotham Academy: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/09/24/dc-all-access-gotham-academy

To preview Gotham Academy #1: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/09/29/preview-monday-gotham-academy-1-and-hinterkind-12

To read Gotham Academy digitally: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Gotham-Academy/comics-series/26656

Visit DCComics.com or subscribe to DC Comics on Youtube to catch full episodes of DC All Access, hosted by Tiffany Smith and Blair Herter, every Tuesday and exclusive bonus clips throughout the week. If you haven't yet seen this week's full episode, you can check it out here: http://www.dccomics.com/videos/dc-all-access-ep-227-beware-the-batman-exclusive-clip-grayson-love-triangle

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Annuals Spotlight: SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1

This Halloween, DC Comics will release its next batch of Annuals. These special oversized issues will not only build off of the events in their respective series, but will also greatly impact the expanding DC Universe. Leading up to their October 31 releases, we’ll be putting individual spotlights on each of these Annual issues by giving you special sneak peeks at what’s to come!

Sneak Peek at Becky Cloonan's Guest Art For BATMAN #12

On August 8th, BATMAN #12 will fly into stores.

 

As you may already know, joining writer Scott Snyder as guest artist for this issue is Becky Cloonan (DEMO; BEYOND THE FRINGE).

 

“The Bat-Office owes a huge thanks to Scott Snyder for hooking us up with Becky Cloonan,” BATMAN editor Mike Marts told THE SOURCE. “Becky’s an outstanding artist who has accomplished a lot of great projects in her career. We’re honored to have her illustrate BATMAN #12!”

 

Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan Join BEYOND THE FRINGE

Digital comic BEYOND THE FRINGE, based on the critically-acclaimed FOX TV show, will add a new roster of creators for upcoming issues 5a and 6a. Joining the book is seasoned writer Jhonen Vasquez, best known for his work on Nickelodeon's Emmy and Annie Award winning show Invader Zim, and comics JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and STRANGE TALES. Vasquez will be joined by award-winning artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN, NORTHLANDERS and DEMO VOLS 1,2).

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