DC COMICS at EMERALD CITY COMICON

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DC Entertainment announced its stellar lineup of Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) panels following the last week’s announcement DC co-publisher Jim Lee would appear.  The biggest pop culture event in the Pacific Northwest is this April 7-10 in Seattle at The Washington State Convention Center. The now four-day event will include a panel each day from the publisher.

Here’s the panel lineup and creators fans can meet:

DC ENTERTAINMENT–ALL ACCESS panel that kicks off the con! Offering an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, DCE Co-Publisher Dan DiDio is joined by Marguerite Bennett (DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS), Klaus Janson (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), Robert Venditti (GREEN LANTERN), and Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER, SUPERGIRL). New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories, videos and products that make up DCE in a 101 guide to the DC Universe. Thursday 4:15 p.m.

VERTIGO panel. Joining Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond and Senior Editor Jamie Rich will be Shawn Aldridge (THE DARK & BLOODY), Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and Gail Simone (CLEAN ROOM) to discuss all of the highly anticipated releases, as well as a few surprises. Friday 3 p.m. Continue reading DC COMICS at EMERALD CITY COMICON

CYBORG, DARKSEID WAR, SUPERMAN TRUTH & More in DC JULY Books

Cyborg #1 courtesy DC Comics
Cyborg #1 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics share a first look at new books arriving this July including a new number one issue and the second chapter for 24 brand new titles coming out of the Convergence event.

CYBORG #1
Written by DAVID WALKER, Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
JULY 22
The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2
Written and drawn by BRYAN HITCH
JULY 1
The JLA learns more about the armada of religious zealots that has arrived on Earth – and their stunning ties to Krypton! Continue reading CYBORG, DARKSEID WAR, SUPERMAN TRUTH & More in DC JULY Books

DC WEEK OF SNEAK PEEKS REVEALED

Green Arrow #41 courtesy DC Comics
Green Arrow #41 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics is unleashing 24 new books and new story arcs starting in June but fans will get first looks as Convergence wraps up.

Beginning with the May issues of the miniseries, DC will include 8-page “sneak peeks” at the new and continuing titles arriving in June. The publisher says this isn’t excerpted content, but “all new, standalone stories that give a glimpse of what fans can expect after Convergence.”

With official descriptions from DC Comics, here’s the lineup for the first week of sneak peeks: May 6th
DOOMED (Written by Scott Lobdell with Art by Javier Fernandez)
CONVERGENCE: SUPERMAN #2
Reiser is just like every other college student — he worries about his grades, family, friends, girls, battling the Alpha Centurion in the streets of Metropolis as a Doomsday-infected monster… Continue reading DC WEEK OF SNEAK PEEKS REVEALED

BATGIRL Team In DC CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE at ECCC

Batgirl #40 courtesy DC Comics
Batgirl #40 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics brought out the star power behind recent breakout hits at the DC Champions of Justice panel at Emerald City Comicon.

Moderator Hank Kanalz asked Batgirl creative team Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr about how they came together.

Stewart was committed to Fight Club 2 and for co-writer, the only choice was longtime friend Brenden Fletcher. For art Stewart wanted a woman and recruited Tarr after seeing her on Tumblr. She had never drawn sequential pages before but had “sass” needed for their vision. Tarr revealed how for a long time she didn’t know the DC mystery project was Batgirl and she’s taking on sole art duties with issue 41 in June. Continue reading BATGIRL Team In DC CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE at ECCC

SUPERMAN & WONDER WOMAN: New Costumes & TRUTH?

Superman/Wonder Woman #18 courtesy DC Comics, an Uproxx first
Superman/Wonder Woman #18 courtesy DC Comics, an Uproxx first

New looks for the Man of Steel, Amazon Queen and the Dark Knight are coming this June.

Wonder Woman is armored and covered up while Superman is showing more skin in more casual style.

This Superman/Wonder Woman #18 cover by Paulo Siqueira first revealed on Uproxx confirms the Man of Steel’s new look and hairstyle after a glimpse of it earlier this week.

DC Comics relaunches this June with a new crossover story called Truth. Continue reading SUPERMAN & WONDER WOMAN: New Costumes & TRUTH?

DC COMICS CONVERGENCE May Previews

Convergence Batgirl #2 courtesy DC Comics
Convergence Batgirl #2 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics unveiled May previews featuring the final tie-in chapters of the Multiverse shattering Convergence event.

In the end there will be only one DC reality but until then cheer for your favorite heroes and villains from the past and see who survives.

Week 1 Starring Heroes from the PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU.

CONVERGENCE: BATGIRL #2
Written by ALISA KWITNEY
Art by RICK LEONARDI and MARK PENNINGTON
What will be the final fate of Stephanie Brown as she battles both Flashpoint Grodd and Catman? Or is the real fight closer to home, against Red Robin? Continue reading DC COMICS CONVERGENCE May Previews

ROBIN: Next Evolution BATMAN Sidekick

Robin Son of Batman courtesy DC Comics
Robin Son of Batman courtesy DC Comics

After months of speculating the future of Robin is definitely more exiting and maybe a little more clear after DC Comics big announcement.

After all DC books take a break in April and May for the Convergence event, 24 new books will launch including Robin, Son of Batman and We Are Robin in June. We also know which books are not coming back after hiatus including Batman and Robin. Writer Peter J. Tomasi will stay on Superman/Wonder Woman while artist Patrick Gleason will become writer and artist of Batman, Son of Batman. Continue reading ROBIN: Next Evolution BATMAN Sidekick

DC COMICS New Books, New Creative Teams

Justice League of America courtesy DC Comics
Justice League of America courtesy DC Comics

New books, new creative teams, and a first look at the DC Universe after Convergence coming June 3rd.

More Harley Quinn, more comedy books and the fate of fan-favorite creative teams and titles revealed.

Plus your first look at Darkseid War.

Here’s the official DC Comics statement:

“Iconic Super Heroes & Super-Villains Universe is Diversifying.
To Make Room for More Types of Storytelling, More Fans.
June Slate of Titles Includes Long-Awaited Return to DCU of Bryan Hitch, Garth Ennis; Gene Luen Yang & Ming Doyle Join Team of Top Talent. Continue reading DC COMICS New Books, New Creative Teams