We’ve all be there. Discussing our favorite super heroes with our friend (let’s randomly say, oh, Jimmy) and suddenly the conversation turns to who would win a fight. Not between us and Jimmy (obviously, that’d be us—what now, Jimmy?!) but in match-ups between Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman and SHAZAM!, the Flash and Green Lantern. The debate rages, and even though Jimmy is clearly wrong because he’s a big, stupid, jerkface, you never come to an agreement.
What better way to celebrate the summer than with a brand new set of special, oversized Annual issues of some of your favorite comics? This July, ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE FLASH, and SUPERMAN will be releasing their second Annual issues, and we’ve got your first looks at their solicitation info and covers right here on THE SOURCE!
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
If you visited either DCComics.com or VertigoComics.com yesterday, you likely saw our slides suggesting that Alfred E. Neuman was joining the DCU as our newest Robin or teasing a new spinoff series called Canadian Vampire—co-written by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. They were, of course, a joke, and anyone who clicked on either of the slides was taken to a page revealing the gags.
For some, April 1st means a day of practical jokes and pranks.
But here at the DC Entertainment offices, this date signifies the birthday of beloved MAD icon Alfred E. Neuman. This year, Alfred turns 12 (again!), and what better way to celebrate than by giving him a shot at being a superhero?
Throughout the course of the month, various DC Comics titles will have MAD themed variant covers, injecting the magazine’s unique blend of humor and satire into The New 52. Below, take a look at where you can check out all of these covers:
Fans of DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD who are headed to C2E2 in the windy city of Chicago this April have a lot to be excited about.
DC Entertainment’s vast array of activities this year includes panels, announcements, give-aways, sponsorships, ads in the program guide, and of course, exclusives.
The idea of what could have been always intrigues. It’s literally the basis of fictional storytelling. Those magic words: what if?
What if a stranger visitor from another world came to Earth and our yellow sun granted him amazing abilities far beyond that of normal man? What if a young boy with unlimited funds and resources saw his parents gunned down in front of him and began a never-ending quest for justice? What if a dying alien gifted a young pilot with the most powerful weapon in the galaxy?
When we solicited our DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 titles for April, we only showed the first side of each gatefold cover. Well the time has finally come to start seeing what’s on the other half of these exciting pieces of art!
Today, THE SOURCE has your exclusive first look at Kenneth Rocafort’s full cover for SUPERMAN #19, featuring the one person with the power to turn Wonder Woman against Superman. Can the Man of Steel convince her otherwise?
This summer, Superman returns to the big screen. But before that, he’s heading to Hot Topic.
Hot Topic will be the exclusive home of the new Man of Steel teaser tee—the first official Man of Steel shirt to hit the market. Featuring the film’s modern take on Superman’s iconic glyph, you can find the new shirt in Hot Topic stores or online at the Hot Topic website on March 25th.
Pack your theoretical bags and don’t forget your magic-repellant enchantments and custom-made Jay Garrick Flash helmet because this week we're taking a little trip over to EARTH 2—home to the re-imagined members of the Justice Society of America!