Sonntag, 8. Februar 2015

Official Press Release: DC Universe- Serien ab Juni ohne "New 52" - Kennung, neue Serien, neue Autoren/ Zeichner - Teams...

 ...und hier der "offizielle Pressetext" (aus der Reihe "English For You"), an diesem Wochenende von DC Entertainment veröffentlicht. 

Leider wird uns hier nur die (ab Juni) Aufgabe des "NEW 52" -Labels seitens DC verkündet, nicht aber  auch der z.T. grottigen "NEW 52"-Continuity (inklusiver mieser Kostüm-Designs, nicht wiedererkennbarer klassischer Comic-Figuren die krampfhaft auf "modern" (= düster) gebürstet wurden usw.

...eine ausführliche Vorstellung welche Serien erhalten bleiben, neu hinzukommen bzw.eingestellt werden gibt's in Kürze an dieser Stelle.

...und wer beim lesen des nachfolgenden DC- Traktats musikalische Begleitung benötigt, klickt bitte nachfolgenden YouTube-Clip an (viel Spaß).


Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:00am Author: Official Press ... 

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. 

This summer, DC Entertainment launches a bold new direction for the DC Universe (DCU) that is even more inclusive and accessible to a wider group of readers as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans. Award-winning, critically acclaimed writers are headlining the June 2015 slate of DC Comics’ new periodicals and graphic novels, including Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Hitch, Garth Ennis and Ming Doyle. 

Beginning June 3rd, the DC Comics line of comic books will consist of 24 brand-new series that will begin at issue number one, as well as 25 on-going, bestselling fan favorite series that will continue without a break in the issue numbering. The total number of periodicals in the DCU will be 49, with additional new titles debuting throughout the year. 

“This heralds in a new era for the DC Universe which will allow us to publish something for everyone, be more expansive and modern in our approach and tell stories that better reflect the society around us,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio.Whether you’ve been a DC fan your whole life, or whether you are new to comics – there will be a book for you beginning in June.” 

DC Comics will be keenly focused on going back-to-basics with its legendary characters, like BATMAN, SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, while also reinventing key characters, such as BLACK CANARY, BIZARRO, CYBORG and STARFIRE, with a new contemporary tonality to ensure a diverse offering of titles. Top writers and artists, as well as emerging fresh voices, are on board to help create an expansive lineup of comics that appeals to a broad audience of fans. 

"Justice League of America" Cover  von Bryan Hitch
Depicting some of these iconic characters in a more contemporary light include National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang who will join artist John Romita Jr. in the ongoing adventures of SUPERMAN. Comic superstar artist Bryan Hitch will write and draw new tales of the world’s greatest heroes in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. The pitch perfect team of Garth Ennis and John McCrea returns to DC Comics for a limited series called SECTION EIGHT featuring characters from their popular Hitman comic. VERTIGO creator Ming Doyle will be lending her talents to DC Comics, penning CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER along with newcomer artist Riley Rossmo.

“More than ever before, DC Comics fans are being exposed to our rich portfolio of characters through multiple sources, including an unprecedented number of highly successful TV shows, video games and upcoming major motion pictures,” said Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “We are looking to extend that experience within publishing to ensure there is a comic book for everyone. For example, fans of the ARROW television show may want more stories about BLACK CANARY. Now they can find modern, fresh takes on the character in the pages of her standalone series both in stores and digitally.” 

Breakout star, Brenden Fletcher, co-writer behind the all new, highly successful BATGIRL book will also be writing the new BLACK CANARY series launching in June. Fan favorites Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will be the creative team on new titles STARFIRE and HARLEY QUINN/POWER GIRL and will continue to helm the perennially bestselling HARLEY QUINN.

“Beyond character and creators, the June slate will showcase different styles and approaches to storytelling as we add offbeat, irreverently funny titles such as BIZARRO, BAT-MITE and PREZ,” said Lee. “Truly there will be something for everybody as we simultaneously celebrate our rich legacy while embracing new voices and concepts.” 

hoffentlich nur ein Entwurf und nicht das echte Cover!
A first look at upcoming storylines will be the focus of DC Entertainment’s Free Comic Book Day issue – DC COMICS: DIVERGENCE – available Saturday, May 2, featuring three 8-page previews for the June releases of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s BATMAN, as well as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s launch of the Darkseid War within JUSTICE LEAGUE featuring the biggest villains in the DCU – Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, and Gene Luen Yang's DC Comics debut with celebrated artist John Romita, Jr on SUPERMAN. 

More than half-a million free issues of the DC Entertainment sampler will be given away at comic book retailers globally. “In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry,” said DiDio. 

To learn more about the June DC Universe slate, visit

VERTIGO - News: finale "Fables" # 150 = "Fables Collection, Vol. 22" ! ...und eine SANDMAN "Artist Edition"!

Die von vielen Kunden nachgefragte Final - Ausgabe des DC/VERTIGO- Dauerbrenners "Fables" hat noch immer keinen exakten Veröffentlichungstermin.

...wie DC aber gestern auf ihrem aktuellen Retailer-Treffen (bereits in der künftigen neuen DC Location in Burbank, California) mitzuteilen wußte, wird die Ausgabe # 150 der von Autor Bill Willingham und Zeichner Mark Buckingham gestalteten Serie sehr umfangreich werden... extrem, sehr extrem umfangreich! Daher die Verzögerung beim Erscheinen.

DC Comics verkündeten den anwesenden Comic Shop- Händlern exklusiv, das Fables # 150 gleichzeitig auch "Fables Volume 22" der populären Trade Paperback Collection Reihe sein wird! (das derzeit aktuelle Paperback Vol. 21 endet mit einem Reprint der # 149 der Heftchen-Serie.)

In weiteren Vertigo-News:

Artwork von P. Craig Russell

Das SANDMAN Artwork (bzw. die kompletten Hefte der Serie) der Künstler Sam Kieth und P. Craig Russell wird von DC in überformatigen Hardcover-Büchern nachgedruckt werden, die von Ausstattung und Format den "Artist's Edition" von Verlag IDW ähnlich sind. Wie bei diesen, wird das authentische pencil- Artwork so original-getreu wie möglich nachgedruckt, auf einer Papierqualität, die der, das die Künstler benutzten so nah wie möglich kommt. (Noch kein festes Release-Date)