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Today Is “Justice League Day” @ Participating Retailers (11/18/2017)

While the Warner Brothers Pictures film “Justice League” opened in theaters worldwide yesterday, today is a day that DC Comics has announced as being “Justice League Day”. That means that at your participating comic book retailer, you can get a shiny and free copy of the “Justice League – Justice League Day Special Edition” #1 while supplies last. Check out the movie inspired cover and then learn a little about the title below.

About The Issue: First chapter of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling graphic novel, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN! DC superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make comics history as they re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe, kicking off their iconic series, JUSTICE LEAGUE! In a universe where Super Heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World’s Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the Justice League! Together, they begin an adventure that will decide the fate of the Earth! The only question is if there will be an Earth left to protect. (c/o Comixology).

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I love these surprise “Official Days” that the publishers announce as happening because anything that sparks the attention in the physical comic book medium is good in my book. We have gotten a yearly “Batman Day” that’s been discussed on the website (but this year was changed to “Harley Quinn Day” in honor of her 25th Anniversary) and as you know there is both “Free Comic Book Day” and “Halloween Comicfest” that each put a nice stack of free comic books in the hands of the fans and even the curious. This title is only a new branding on the first issue of “Justice League” that came out in 2011 as a part of “The New 52” initiative. Speaking frankly I would have preferred that the most recent “Justice League” #1 be reprinted but I was not a part of the decision making process. Closing out I must share that I have not yet seen the film since I have a convention to attend this weekend so I’m going to be tied up quite a bit. My hope is to catch it early in the coming week before the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m surprised that the opening was not showing as a stronger box office pull but let’s see what happens. There is a lot banking on this for the DC Extended Universe. Now go out and find this free issue because its while supplies last and if you are nowhere near a shop like that you can order one for your digital library care of the Amazon.com/Comixology link below. Enjoy.

Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com

DC Comics Announces The Return Of The Milestone Universe w “Earth-M”

A few days ago, DC Comics made the announcement that the Milestone Universe of characters would be returning to print and existing in the Multiverse on Earth-M. Below you can find the full press release that was delivered. Take a look.

The Press Release:
Reggie Hudlin and Denys Cowan Team Up With Jim Lee and Geoff Johns to Bring A Lineup of Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Characters Back to DC Universe with Original Graphic Novels, One Shots, and Miniseries. During DC Entertainment’s (DCE) early morning press gathering, DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee, producer/director Reginald Hudlin and Milestone Media co-founder/artist Denys Cowan (DETECTIVE COMICS) announced the creation of “Earth-M,” which will be home to the “Dakota” universe of characters from 1993’s Milestone Media and a host of all new characters.

For fans, this means the return of favorite Milestone characters like STATIC SHOCK, ICON, ROCKET, HARDWARE and XOMBI, along with new heroes and villains, yet still retaining the same kind of contemporary and socially relevant tone of storytelling that made Milestone such a groundbreaking imprint in the early 90’s.

“We couldn’t be more proud and excited about the opportunity to bring the ‘Dakota’ universe back to DC,” said Lee. “This is a huge step forward for us in bringing readers a more diversified lineup as part of the New DC Universe, and we’re anxiously looking forward to telling new stories that are socially and culturally impactful and representative of the world in which we live.”

Arriving as hardcover graphic novels, up to two “Earth-M” titles will be published annually, as well as a yet-to-be-determined number of miniseries and one shots. These books will feature all-star creative talent, including Milestone principals Hudlin and Cowan, as well as DCE top guns Lee and Johns. This agreement also means a revival of Milestone content as collected editions, both in print and digital format.
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