By now, we’re hoping you’ve had a chance to check out and subscribe to our new DC Fans YouTube channel. We’re also hoping you’ve been reading SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, the compellingly different new Superman series by screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein). But if not, our friends over at ComicPOP are here to make a good case for both.
People have been talking about Batman and Superman a lot lately, but we’d like to call attention to one recent bit of news that’s likely gone unnoticed by most fans. Which is a shame because it never could have happened without all of you!
If you’re already familiar with our Con Away From Con convention coverage, you know that our exclusive videos featuring DC Comics talent and fans are always a big part of it. Some of these are official announcements—such as Neil Gaiman’s announcement last year that he’d be returning to the world of Sandman for a brand new miniseries. However, many more of these are exclusive “5.2 Question” interviews, “DC University” videos or Con Away From Con moments that you won’t see anywhere else.
Yesterday, we revealed the three winners of our #Clarkkenting Photo Contest. However, shortly after we launched the contest, it became clear that #clarkkenting had transcended a simple Twitter contest and become an Internet trend. People were getting their kids to do it. Getting their dogs to do it. Getting their iguanas to do it!
It’s been a great weekend for Superman, and an even better one for Superman fans, who came out en masse to catch their favorite hero’s latest cinematic foray, Man of Steel. By now, it’s safe to say that Henry Cavill’s debut in the cape is a big success, and that’s something we can all celebrate—those of us who work here at DC Comics and our amazing fans.
If we know anything from hanging out with the DC Collectibles crew, it’s that collectors like to show off their collections. So a couple of weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of your Superman collections using the hashtag #SuperStuff. And as always, you didn’t disappoint. Both with the photos and with the collections. I mean, seriously, where did you find some of this stuff? Is that actually a Superman Snuggie? (Yes. Yes, it is. And it is awesome.)
Free Comic Book Day has become a bona fide holiday for comic book fans nationwide and beyond. We recognize this, which is why we provided you with our list of DC Comics talent signings last week. It’s also why we went on Twitter and asked you to send us your FCBD photos and tweets using the #DCFCBD hashtag.