It's the End of the World!!! Again. In other words, Happy New Year 2012! This is the year that when December 21 hits, keeping any resolutions won't matter because it all goes apocalyptic! So what's our mood here at DC? To paraphrase our pal Alfred E. Neuman from MAD, "What, us worried?" Hardly. Doomsdays are what makes for great stories, and even a cool character here at DC! This just gives us fodder for story material.
AMAZON’s OMNIVORACIOUS BLOG posted an exclusive interview with writer Neil Gaiman, where amongst other things, he discusses the new digital availability of SANDMAN. So what’s his personal favorite volume of the iconic series? “Probably ‘A Game of You,’ because it's most people's least favourite volume, and I love it all the more for that,” Gaiman revealed.
In case you missed it (and the constant ringing of your doorbell may have tipped you off) Halloween was yesterday. And odds are good someone in the throngs passing your porch was dressed as one of the many iconic characters from the DC Comics pantheon. We asked those folks following us on Twitter to send us pictures of themselves in the DC Comics costumes and over 100 of those followers obliged.
The Harvey Awards, named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, were announced yesterday. Check out DC Comics’ illustrious list of nominees below. BEST COLORIST Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST NEW SERIES AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
If you’ve already been to our main website today, you noticed our new page devoted to The New 52. Starting with the “Superman” family and going all the way through the “Young Justice” group, the page is a quick and easy visual guide to the 52 titles we will be publishing this fall beginning with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 on August 31st. Be sure to keep checking the page for updates throughout the summer.
GREEN LANTERN is everywhere this week. As the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on the DC Comics super hero hits theaters tomorrow, even the folks at MAD Magazine have joined in the excitement. Alfred E. Neuman poses as the GREEN LANTERN on the cover of the August issue of MAD Magazine (on stands 6/28). Here's what MAD editor John Ficarra has to say about it: "You've read the comic books, you'll see the movie, now buy the magazine. Actually, if you just do the last, that's ok with us!