Warner Bros. to Premiere The Batmobile Documentary Plus Screen Footage of The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 at NYCC 2012
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment spotlights first footage of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and premiere screening of The Batmobile documentary at New York Comic Con
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con.
Attendees of the Con will be the first to see footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the highly anticipated epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s landmark story. On Saturday, October 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater at the Jacob Javitz Center, executive producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and special guests will discuss the making of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie and show some tantalizing clips. Also anticipated during the panel is the announcement of the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will arrive from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2013.
An autograph session with Timm & Romano will follow the panel at 2:00 p.m. in the DC Entertainment booth.
No vehicle has ever captured fans’ imagination like the Batmobile – and New York Comic Con attendees will be the first to see the entire one-hour documentary, “The Batmobile,” at a special premiere screening on Friday, October 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the IGN Theater.
The film gives a riveting, in-depth examination of the Batmobile – from the impressive history of all of the vehicles to the construction of this iconic character. The documentary features a distinguished array of Batman experts and filmmakers including Adam West; George Barris, designer of the famed 1966 Batmobile; respected producer/author Michael Uslan (“The Boy Who Loved Batman”); Andy Smith, builder of the modern-day Dark Knight ”Tumblers”; Tim Burton, Director of Batman (1989) & Batman Returns; Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin; Christian Bale; and Christopher Nolan, Director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. “The Batmobile” documentary is directed by Roko Belic and produced by Tara Tremaine for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Kia and DC Presenting 8 Justice League-Themed Vehicles at NYCC 2012, SDCC 2013, and WonderCon 2013 to Benefit “We Can Be Heroes”
KIA MOTORS AND DC ENTERTAINMENT BAND TOGETHER TO CREATE A FLEET OF JUSTICE LEAGUE-INSPIRED VEHICLES FOR HUNGER-RELIEF EFFORT
Legendary Comic Artist Jim Lee is Overseeing the Creative Direction of Eight Individually Customized and Characterized Superhero Vehicles to be Unveiled at Major Events Around the Country Over the Next Ten Months
- Batman-themed Optima will be first to be unveiled the same week as New York Comic-Con on October 10
- As part of the partnership, Kia is teaming up with DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa
IRVINE, Calif., Oct 3, 2012 - Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S has joined forces with renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment, to bring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes to life by combining automotive styling with comic book art. The partnership, which will yield eight individually customized vehicles, harnesses the talents of legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who has collaborated on the design of each car with his vision for each iconic member of DC Comics’ Justice League.
Each core member of the Justice League line-up – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – has been matched to a Kia vehicle based on key attributes and character traits to create custom, one-of-a-kind rides to be unveiled over the next ten months at major auto shows and comic conventions across the U.S.
The Kia-DC Entertainment partnership will yield a total of eight vehicles timed to be unveiled around five major events around the U.S., including New York Comic-Con, SEMA Show in Las Vegas, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Wonder-Con and San Diego Comic-Con. Many of Kia’s most recognizable and decorated models – the Optima, Soul, Sorento, Sportage, Rio and Forte will wear the iconic colors and marks of the legendary Justice League Super Heroes and be built by West Coast Customs, RIDES magazine, Import Tuner magazine and others.
“Kia and DC Entertainment are both global brands sharing a youthful and creative mindset, and both serve to inspire and exhilarate their respective fan bases.” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. “This partnership will allow us to band these two great brands together in an effort to make the world a better place through the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ campaign. And with Jim Lee’s vision combined with the efforts of some of the best customizing shops in the business, it’s going to be a lot of fun unveiling these cars around the country.”
The partnership between KMA and DC Entertainment was conceived to benefit “We Can Be Heroes” (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org), a giving campaign, dedicated to helping fight hunger in the Horn of Africa and inspired by the heroism of the iconic Justice League characters. “We Can Be Heroes” encourages everyday people to join the fight by getting involved and donating to bring help and hope to the people most affected by the hunger crisis. Each vehicle will feature a customized piece of Lee’s specially-designed artwork to be auctioned at the conclusion of the program with all net proceeds going to the “We Can Be Heroes” program. In addition to the seven vehicles inspired by the individual superhero characters, the Kia-DC Entertainment partnership will culminate with a fully-drivable custom car that encompasses each member of the Justice League that will be auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Kia will help to raise awareness for the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign throughout the partnership through customized “We Can Be Heroes” license plates, signage, collateral materials and in-vehicle video displays.
“DC Entertainment is pleased to be partnering with Kia on this program to help raise awareness and funds for the devastating hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa,” said Amit Desai, SVP of franchise management, DC Entertainment. “Each of the iconic members of the Justice League is a superhero in his or her own right, but when they band together as the Justice League, they become an unstoppable force for good and right. The Justice League reminds us that when we combine our efforts with others, we can create a world of change. And that we can do all that and more with style and panache. The Justice League characters look amazing on some of Kia’s best-looking and technologically-advanced vehicles.”
To learn more about “We Can Be Heroes” and ways to get involved, visit www.WeCanBeHeroes.org.
Via DC Comics:
Available for $10 each at the DC Collectibles Boutique at the Graphitti Designs booth (#939), the NYCC exclusive variant covers for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 and BATMAN #13 are true collector’s items.
Illustrated by the prolific Jim Lee, the NYCC exclusive cover for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 takes the iconic cover for the game changing issue and sets it against a night sky. The NYCC exclusive cover for BATMAN #13 depicts The Joker’s face folded over Batman’s in a way that’s equal parts terrifying, unique, and awesome. Illustrated by Greg Capullo, this cover sets the haunting and unpredictable tone of the “Death of the Family” crossover event that kicks off next week.
DC Entertainment Launches Multi-Faceted DC Comics Super-Villain Campaign To Celebrate The Spookiest Time Of The Year
BURBANK, Calif. (October 1, 2012) – From power-hungry aliens to devious, diabolical masterminds, DC Entertainment brings the best of the bad with the launch of a new DC Comics Super-Villains program. An ever-expanding cast of nemeses that defy the world’s greatest Super Heroes, the DC Comics Super-Villains program is geared towards fans of all ages, and will bring the perilous but playful DC Comics villains to life in an annual celebration during the scariest time of the year.
Starring some of the most iconic enemies of all time including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Sinestro, Black Adam, Black Manta, Bizarro, Captain Cold, and Cheetah, the Super-Villains will celebrate their first Halloween together with a myriad of activities and events that include DC Nation– Cartoon Networks’ block of animated superhero series, New York Comic Con, a lucky fan sweepstakes, a frightful, fan-favorite DVD release, and more!
Throughout the month of October DC Nation fans will take on the bad guys with a kid-friendly “Know Your Super-Villains” multi-platform campaign. DC Nation comic books will include a “who’s who” guide to over 30 DC Comics Super-Villains and an exclusive Super-Villain mini-poster. Kids can also test their Super-Villain smarts by visiting DCNation.com to take a mastermind quiz, and participate in a poll to select who is best of the bad guys. DC Nation app users will get exclusive access to a full set of DC Comics Super-Villains secret files in a special Halloween collection.
Also beginning today, older fans will have a chance to make out like a bandit with the Super-Villains Big Score Sweepstakes on DCComics.com. Celebrating the best bad guys in the business, the site will also host a month-long Super-Villain website takeover that includes exclusive homepage art by Ryan Sook, the debut and weekly roll-out of Super-Villain character pages, and an entertaining personality quiz lets you discover which type of super-villain you’re most like. In addition, one grand prize winner will win Super-Villain themed prizes including cool merchandise, collectibles and a special selection of publishing titles.
DC Entertainment will also give fans the chance to be one of the Super-Villains at New York Comic Con with a special green screen photo-op at the DC Entertainment booth(#1238). Fans attending the annual event, taking place at Javits Center on October 11-14, can strike their most evil pose alongside Bane, The Joker, Lex Luthor and more in the exclusive interactive photo booth, and take home their own Super-Villain cover as a spooky souvenir.
The Super-Villain celebration also continues as the Super-Villains DVD collection arrives on October 16. A two-disc collection, DC Comics Super-Villains: The Joker’s Last Laughbrings together for the first time 13 action-packed animated episodes of the Clown Prince Of Crime’s most devious schemes.
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Emerald City Comicon officially kicks off tomorrow in Seattle, Washington, and there will be several DC Entertainment panels, with plenty of DC Entertainment editors and creators in attendance. Friday’s DC COMICS ALL ACCESS and Sunday’s DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 panels will be moderated by editors Mike Marts, Ben Abernathy, Brian Cunningham and Rachel Gluckstern – with special guests from the DC Comics creative teams. And Saturday’s VERTIGO: NEW BLOOD panel will be moderated by editor Shelly Bond, who will also be joined by notable Vertigo creators.
But that’s not all. Stop by the DC Entertainment booth to say hello to some of your favorite writers and artists from both Vertigo and DC Comics, including Mike Allred (IZOMBIE), Brian Buccellato (THE FLASH), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INCORPORATED), Greg Capullo (BATMAN), Aaron Lopresti (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL), Francis Manapul (THE FLASH), Dustin Nguyen (JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND UNLIMITED), Chris Roberson (IZOMBIE), Gail Simone (BATGIRL), Marcus To (BATWING), Joshua Williamson (VOODOO) and Bill Willingham (FABLES).
Visit the Emerald City Comicon website for the full panel and signing schedule. See ya there!
DC Entertainment Co-Publishers, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, to Discuss the Upcoming Release of BEFORE WATCHMEN
Followed by a Director’s Cut Screening of the WATCHMEN Film Adaptation
BURBANK, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – Revealing new details of the highly-anticipated summer release of the BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel mini-series comics, DC Entertainment will host a panel alongside a film screening of WATCHMEN at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, at 1:00pm. The BEFORE WATCHMEN discussion will include DC Entertainment Co-Publishers and industry legends Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and will be moderated by comic expert Geoff Boucher, editor of the Los Angeles Times’ popular “Hero Complex” site.
The BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel titles will continue to build on the complex mythology of the best-selling WATCHMEN graphic novel and will be told through the words and images of some of the comic book industry’s most celebrated writers and artists. This Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel – DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen – It’s Not the End, It’s the Beginning – will provide insight into the upcoming releases of the seven BEFORE WATCHMEN titles.
“The frenzy surrounding BEFORE WATCHMEN mirrors what we saw preceding our recent DC Comics – The New 52 launch, and the level of interest in the talent line-up for the prequel titles has been spectacular” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a great opportunity for us to take a closer look at the WATCHMEN phenomenon, both in print and film, and talk about what fans can expect from the prequels.”
2012 marks the 17thLos Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country. Located at the University of Southern California campus, the two-day event celebrates the written word in all its forms and is expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees.
The DC Entertainment programs will take place at the USC School for Cinematic Arts on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 1:00pm. The event schedule includes:
- 1:00pm – DC Entertainment publishing panel, DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen – It’s Not the End, It’s the Beginning, with Jim Lee and Dan DiDio
- 2:00pm – WATCHMEN Director’s Cut film screening
Space is limited; to purchase tickets to attend the DC Entertainment panels and screening, please visit: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/general-information/ticket-info/
For more information about media credential applications, please visit:http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/press/
DC ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING TOP TALENT TO CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
Renowned Comic Book Publisher will Participate in Nine Panels at Convention; Executives and Creators to Meet with Fans
Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2012: DC Entertainment has revealed that it will bring an extensive line up of top talent and creators to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The renowned comic book publisher is slated to participate in nine panels providing thousands of fans the opportunity to hear from some of the most famous artists and creators in the DC universe. Many of these creators, as well as executives from the company, will also be on hand to meet with fans in the DC Entertainment booth, which will occupy 2500 square feet in a central location on the convention floor. The talent that is (so far) scheduled to appear at C2E2 includes: Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, Chris Burnham, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Kevin Maguire, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone and Scott Snyder. This does not include a number of top creators that DC will be bringing to the convention for BEFORE WATCHMEN, which has been announced in a separate release.
This year’s C2E2, which is produced by the organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is expected to attract thousands of loyal fans making this convention the largest pop culture extravaganza in the Midwest. It will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
“DC Entertainment has been a tremendous supporter of C2E2 ever since we launched the show in 2010,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “We are honored that they bring such high caliber talent to our convention and this year is no exception. I think their participation is a strong statement about how much they believe in our event, and how much they believe in Chicago and the Midwest as a center for pop culture activity and commerce. DC is a pre-eminent publisher and they elevate dialogue and entertainment simply by being present and being involved. We are pleased that they have elected to be so present and involved in C2E2.”
FRANCO AURELIANI has been drawing comics since he could hold a crayon in his little fingers. His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. In 1995, he founded Blindwolf Studios, an independent art studio where he and fellow creators like his superstar cartoonist buddy Art Baltazar create wonderful comics for all the kids. Franco is also the creator, artist and writer of WEIRDSVILLE, LIL CREEPS and EAGLE ALL STAR and the co-creator and writer of PATRICK THE WOLF BOY. Franco is also very tall.
ART BALTAZAR is a super-cartoonist from Chicago! His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. Additional credits include GORILLA GORILLA comics for Disney Adventures and PATRICK THE WOLF BOY comics from BlindWolf Studios. Aw Yeah Man!
CHRIS BURNHAM derives from Chicago. His credits include BATMAN INCORPORATED and BATMAN AND ROBIN for DC Comics, X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY for Marvel Comics, FEAR AGENT for Dark Horse, THE ELEPHANTMENT, NIXON’S PALS and OFFICER DOWNE for Image Comics, and much more.
DAVID FINCH launched his comics career on Top Cow Productions’ Cyberforce, where he started out assisting creator Marc Silvestri before graduating to full-time penciller in 1996. After co-creating the title Ascension and pencilling the first four issues of Aphrodite IX for Image, Finch went on to illustrate acclaimed runs on Ultimate X-Men, The New Avengers, Moon Knight and Ultimatum for Marvel before being lured to DC by its siren Bat-song. A contributor to BATMAN #700 and penciller for the one-shot BATMAN: THE RETURN, Finch is currently writing and drawing the ongoing series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT as well as crafting exquisite cover art for a host of DC titles. A proud Canadian, he makes his home on the snowy steppes of Ontario.
PATRICK GLEASON loves to create fantastic characters and the worlds they inhabit. His focus on character development and powerful storytelling can be found within the stories of many iconic characters including DC’s Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, The Jusctie League, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, and The JSA. His ground-laying work, alongside Geoff Johns, and Dave Gibbons on Green Lantern Corps mini-series RECHARGE made way for the acclaimed ongoing series. The Sinestro Corps War followed, and then culminated in the explosive Blackest Night with Peter J Tomasi. Along with DC Comics’ wildly successful New 52, Patrick continues to lend his artistic vision and work to the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin.
KEVIN MAGUIRE resents being known as the guy who draws “funny faces.” He draws expressive faces (thank you very much) on titles such as the various Justice League books of the 1980s, The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, TEAM TITANS, Strike Back!, JLA: CREATED EQUAL, X-Men Forever, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, and The Defenders. OK… he draws funny faces too.
After breaking into the industry at a young age, SEAN MURPHY made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC for such titles as BATMAN/SCARECROW: YEAR ONE, TEEN TITANS, HELLBLAZER and the miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. He also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road.
JIMMY PALMIOTTI is a multi-award-winning creator and co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and Paperfilms, where he currently partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co-created: The New West, MONOLITH, 21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Splatterman, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer,Ballerina, THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT and the TV series, Painkiller Jane.
He has worked on POWERGIRL and JONAH HEX for DC COMICS, The Last Resort for IDW, Back to Brooklyn for Image Comics, Spartacusfor Devils Due, and Time Bomb for Radical Comics. He is currently writing ALL-STAR WESTERN and THE RAY for DC COMICS the New 52.
GAIL SIMONE first caught the attention of the comics world on the world wide web, where her popular humor column “You’ll All Be Sorry!” was featured on Comic Book Resources. It wasn’t long before she was tapped to write The Simpsons for Bongo Comics, which led to working in the mainstream for Marvel Comics as the writer on Deadpool.
Following her Marvel work, Simone began working for DC, where she is most known for her much-beloved run on BIRDS OF PREY. She has continued to write for DC and its many imprints on titles that include ROSE AND THORN, ACTION COMICS, TEEN TITANS, SECRET SIX, THE LEGION, VILLAINS UNITED, JLA CLASSIFIED, THE ALL-NEW ATOM, GEN13, and her creator-owned title WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY. Simone is currently writing BATGIRL in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.
SCOTT SNYDER has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.
For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com. For more information about DC Entertainment and their guests please contact David Hyde at email@example.com.
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We’re excited to announce that We Can Be Heroes is launching its text 2 give effort at this weekend’s WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim. Fans at WonderCon and beyond will have multiple opportunities to donate to the campaign by texting “HEROES” to 80888 to contribute crucially needed funds directly from their phones. DC Entertainment will match all donations 100%.
With panels throughout all three days and lots of activities at the DC Entertainment booth on the show floor, there will be plenty of great opportunities for Heroes fans to support the campaign.
If you are attending WonderCon, check out the green screen photo booth where you can pose with the Jim Lee-designed We Can Be Heroes campaign backdrop. It’s a great way to not only show off that you’re a fan of Justice League but that you too have made the choice to be a hero to the people of the Horn of Africa. And please be sure to visit us at the following DC Comics panel discussions to possibly win a signed poster:
- Friday at 1pm: DC Comics: All Access
- Saturday at 1pm: DC Comics: The New 52
- Sunday at 2pm: DCE: Meet the Publishers
You can also win exclusive We Can Be Heroes products including campaign posters signed by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns. Be sure to stay tuned to the DC Comics Twitter profile and Facebook page throughout WonderCon for your opportunity to win.
We’re hoping you will join us at WonderCon for a great couple of days of talking about comics. And we’re hoping you will join us in becoming a hero to those in the Horn in Africa who are in such dire need.
About We Can Be Heroes
We Can Be Heroes (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org) is a giving campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Using the iconic Justice League characters from DC Entertainment, We Can Be Heroes aims to raise substantial funds for three humanitarian aid organizations working in Africa: Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps. DC Entertainment will match donations up to $1 million in total donations, and 50% of the purchase price from We Can Be Heroes products will go directly to saving lives. Learn more, donate and get involved at www.WeCanBeHeroes.org.
THE GUIDE TO ALL THINGS DC ENTERTAINMENT AT SDCC 2011
New York, NY (Friday July 15, 2011) Throughout San Diego Comic-Con DC Entertainment has a robust schedule of activities, including give-aways, interactive experiences and a chance to hear from your favorite creators. For ease of convenience here’s a comprehensive list of everything DC Entertainment related:
SDCC GREEN SCREEN PHOTO KIOSK:
- If you’ve always dreamed of being a super hero, here’s your chance for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot. DC’s all-new booth at SDCC will feature an interactive green screen photo kiosk that gives you a chance to “join” the JUSTICE LEAGUE. The kiosk background will be the new JUSTICE LEAGUE, with art by Jim Lee, offering a sneak preview of one of the most-anticipated titles of The New 52. You’ll get a printed photo in the booth and can pick up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends who can’t make it to the show.
SDCC EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON GIVE-AWAYS:
JUSTICE LEAGUE OVERSIZED BAG:
- The famous oversized bags handed out at registration will feature the new JUSTICE LEAGUE, with art by Jim Lee, and are expected to be a must-have item, not to mention handy for lugging around giveaways at the show.
THE NEW 52 #1 SAMPLER:
- Starting on Wednesday, July 20th, comic book shops worldwide will be giving away copies of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 #1 for free. Featuring a 6-page preview of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, the cover art for all of the books, never-before-seen sketches, and insights from creative teams, DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 #1 is a complete and comprehensive guide to all of the books being published this September as part of DC Comics—The New 52. Copies will be distributed throughout the duration of the convention at both the DC Entertainment booth and at the Warner Bros. booth.
WAYNE CASINO CHIPS:
- In the world of FLASHPOINT, Thomas Wayne is Batman. He funds his crime efforts in part by being the head honcho of Wayne Casinos. To celebrate FLASHPOINT, The DC booth will be distributing 5 different collectible Wayne Casinos poker chips as exclusive giveaways at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these limited chips because they’ll each only be available on specific dates. The colors, dollar denominations, and availability dates for the chips are as follows:
$1 Chips (White) – Wednesday, July 20th
$5 Chips (Red) – Thursday, July 21st
$10 Chips (Blue) – Friday, July 22nd
$25 Chips (Green) – Saturday, July 23rd
$50 Chips (Orange) – Sunday, July 24th
$100 Chips (Black) – These will be given away at DC panels throughout the convention to attendees who ask the best questions!
SDCC ADDITIONAL IN BOOTH GIVE-AWAYS:
PINS, POSTERS and CHECKLISTS:
- DC Entertainment’s Booth (#1915) Giveaways include; postcard checklists for DC Comics – The New 52 and FLASHPOINT, 22” x 34” posters of JUSTICE LEAGUE (featuring Jim Lee artwork), BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, FLASHPOINT, and the GREEN LANTERN graphic novels backlist written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by the industry’s top artists, various Green Lantern pins, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY #1, DC Direct Summer 2011 Collectibles booklet.
SDCC EXCLUSIVE ITEMS:
DC THE NEW 52 LIMITED EDITION COVER PORTFOLIOS
- Limited edition portfolios featuring DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 COVERS will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con from DC Direct and Graphitti Designs. On Thursday through Sunday a different portfolio volume containing 13 covers will go on sale each day in the Graphitti Designs booth for $39.95. Only 520 copies of each volume will be available per day.
SDCC EXCLUSIVE ZOOM ACTION FIGURE:
- In August, four FLASHPOINT action figures (manufactured by DC DIRECT) will be shipping to retailers. San Diego Comic-Con is the only place where you’ll be able to complete your FLASHPOINT action figure collection. Head over to Graphitti Designs Booth (#2315) to purchase an extremely limited DC DIRECT action figure of one of FLASHPOINT’s central villains: Zoom. Zoom stands approximately 6.5” inches high, features multiple points of articulation and includes a removable display base. Due to its rare availability, attendees will each be limited to only one Zoom figure each.
- FLASHPOINT #1 is already up to its third printing. And now you can purchase an exclusive edition of FLASHPOINT #1 with a stunning wraparound variant cover by series artists Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope, and Alex Sinclair. This exclusive edition of FLASHPOINT #1 will sell for $10 at the Graphitti Booth (#2315) while supplies last.
SDCC Official San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book and T-Shirt:
- An exclusive JUSTICE LEAGUE image by Jim Lee will serve as both the cover for the convention’s official souvenir book and official T-shirt. The 192-page souvenir book will be distributed for free (while supplies last) to all convention attendees. The T-shirt, made by Graphitti Designs, will be available exclusively at the Comic-Con Boutique (booth #2515 in the Exhibit Hall). Prices range from $18.95 – $24.95 (depending on size) and supplies are limited.
SDCC EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER FIRST LOOK AT AQUAMAN:
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER includes an exclusive first look at Aquaman #1 written by DCE CCO Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE/Warner Bros. COMIC-CON SPECIAL ISSUE:
- DC Entertainment includes content in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE/Warner Bros. comic-Con special issue devoted solely to programming from WBTV and the Studio. The issue is packed with inside scoop, including several DC Entertainment related features including:
- An exclusive look at three superhero costume re-designs by bestselling artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, for DC Comics-The New 52, the upcoming historic renumbering of the entire DC line of comic books with 52 first issues.
- A classic MAD magazine “Spy vs. Spy” from writer/artist Peter Kuper, celebrating 50 years of the popular feature created by Antonio Prohias.
DC ENTERTAINMENT’S SDCC PANEL SCHEDULE:
- The full DC Entertainment SDCC panel schedule can be found here.