I absolutely 1,000% adore the Earth One line of standalone graphic novels that DC has been publishing since 2010. It provides consistently refreshing takes on some of the company’s most beloved characters. Now, I know you might be thinking to yourself that this same thing can be accomplished by a good, old fashioned reboot or the welcoming of a new creative team onto a title—and you are definitely not wrong. What Earth One does that a standard reboot can’t do is tilt the perspective with which the character is approached.
Diamond Comics Distributors announced the winners of their 2012 Diamond Gem Awards, and we are pleased to report that for the fourth year in a row, DC Entertainment has been named Diamond Gem Publisher of the Year!
Designed to recognize “quality, creativity, and overall sales impact” of the publishers and their individual products, the Gem Awards are nominated by Diamond professionals, and voted on by comic book retailers around the world.
Over the past few weeks, “Best of” lists dominated the Interwebs—ranging from music to television to, of course, comic books. We even made a blog post linking a few of them that featured some of the great DC titles from THE NEW 52, Vertigo, and more.
Earlier today, we reminded you that comic book shops across North America will be distributing a free BATMAN comic book tomorrow in anticipation of this weekend’s highly-anticipated release of "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" in theaters and IMAX ®.