Today, thousands of comic shops and bookstores worldwide are celebrating Batman Day. They’re hosting parties, giving away free Batman comics and in some locations, handing out some awesome Batman masks. Based on four distinct Dark Knight-eras, these masks are fun and perfect for a little cell phone photography. And since Batman has shown he’s not above taking an occasional selfie, we’re putting a call out for some BatSelfies!
San Diego Comic-Con always brings its fair share of surprises, but if there’s one thing that we know for certain, it’s that people are going to be talking about it all weekend. Here's how to make sure your DC Comics tweets get noticed.
Over twenty hot artists from DC Comics, the tattoo art scene, the graffiti world, and the edge of cool have all been given the ultimate blank slate—a white latex reproduction of Batman’s famous cowl and cape. Each will bring his or her own unique sensibility to decorate this piece however they see fit in Cape/Cowl/Create, a remarkable art exhibit coming to San Diego Comic-Con.
It’s Batman’s 75 Anniversary, and between his upcoming adventures on the big screen (in the now filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), small screen (as a young boy in this fall’s Gotham), video game consoles (in Batman: Arkham Knight and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham), animation (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and multiple ongoing comic books (including his very first weekly, Batman Eternal), it’s going to be a big couple of years for the Dark Knight. But that’s okay, he’s used to it.
Cat Staggs is one of the coolest artists around right now, known to DC readers for her work on special editions of Smallville, The Vampire Diaries, as well as Phantom Lady. Now she brings her unique style to an American icon in the digital-first Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1.
If you've never been to San Diego Comic-Con before, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Between the panels, signings and giveaways, there's A LOT going on. So what's the secret to SDCC success? We look to a comic convention veteran for answers--DC All Access co-host Tiffany Smith!
Why should the adults have all the fun? While here at DCComics.com, we tend to think of characters like Kal-El, Bruce Wayne, Diana of Themyscira and Hal Jordan as ageless, they’re clearly well over the legal drinking age. And that’s fine. It allows us to believably present Bruce Wayne as a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist overseeing a multi-billion dollar company when he’s not fighting crime, or Hal Jordan as a former test pilot who would be a logical candidate for a Green Lantern ring. There’s a level of drama that’s only possible when our characters are adults.