This has been such a monumental week for DC Comics. What we launched with (the already sold out!) JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 was absolutely amazing. And what’s more exciting still is that it was just a first taste of what’s to come.
As I type this blog post, the halls of 1700 Broadway are mostly quiet. Quiet, that is, save for the sounds of Jim Lee and Geoff Johns doing another round of morning radio interviews. With less than 24 hours to go before tonight's midnight launch of DC Comics-The New 52, the press coverage continues to roll in. Among the late night/early morning highlights? * THE ADVOCATE has an exclusive preview of BATWOMAN # 1.
With the Earth four minutes away from complete destruction, a friend and ally lays down his life for the sake of billions of innocent lives. In this action-packed finale, Lois plays a crucial role by reminding Superman that because of his good nature, he will always be an inspiration to others. The final issue of this run of ACTION COMICS, written by Paul Cornell with art by Axel Giménez, embodies why Superman has remained such a lasting icon and inspirational figure. The issue goes on sale today.
If you missed it over the weekend, Grant Morrison had a great interview with NPR’s show, All Things Considered.
As Steel, Superboy, and Supergirl use all of their might to beat Doomsdays across the world into submission, Superman faces down with the real mastermind behind the reign of terror. But even with all of their powers combined, is the super-team strong enough to defeat all of the Doomsdays? Perhaps the help of an unexpected ally will bring them the victory they’re hoping for and stop the Reign of the Doomsdays once and for all.
If you were at today’s Superman panel at San Diego Comic-Con, you were treated to a first look into some of the art for the Superman group books in DC Comics-The New 52. But fret not if you weren’t able to attend. We here on The Source have got you covered. Below, take a look at the art from ACTION COMICS, SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN that debuted today: [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
Today at 3:00 pm PST, DC Comics will host a Superman news panel in room Room 6DE, which will provide Comic-Con attendees with a sneak peek at what they can expect to see in September and beyond. To give fans on-site and around the world a chance to follow the news, DC Comics will be live tweeting the news from the @DC_NATION Twitter handle, as well as posting updates to the DC Comics Facebook page.
As part of their extensive coverage of San Diego Comic-Con this week, USA TODAY has posted an article about the evolution of super-heroes. Specifically, how the evolution of super-heroes at this year’s convention are reflections of the times and society we currently live in.