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DC Entertainment Announces “DC FanDome” Virtual Mega-Event For August

Back in April, when I helped to share the news that the Comic Con International: San Diego had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the USA was already a month into the lock down and the sheltering in place that most of the nation was being told to do. That notice can be found HERE in case you missed it. Resultant of cancellations such as this, new events are manifesting to help fans to better deal with the isolation and here is a cool bit of news from DC Entertainment regarding the DC Fandome. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Save the date and prep your cosplay! On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required.

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.
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Comic Book Legend Dennis “Denny” O’Neill Has Died (1939-2020)

Greetings my comic book loving Legions, it’s time to bow our heads once more as the news about the legendary scribe Dennis “Denny” O’Neill passing away is making the rounds. An official statement from DC Comics is presented beneath the photo and then I will offer up some personal insight. Mr. O’Neill was 81 years old.

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From DC Comics:
DC is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and industry legend, Dennis “Denny” O’Neil.

Denny began his professional career as a reporter in Missouri, and it was a series of articles he wrote in the mid-1960s about the comic book industry that caught the attention of Marvel editor Roy Thomas. Denny soon started writing for comics, and in 1968 he contributed his first stories to DC. Denny quickly became one of the company’s most influential contributors, writing six or seven stories a month.

His breakthrough came in 1970 when he and artist Neal Adams started working on Batman. The pair forged a grittier version of Batman, returning the character back to his earliest days as the ominous Dark Knight of Gotham City.
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DC Comics End Relationship w Diamond Comics Distributors After 25 Years

The Scoop:
After 25 years, DC and Diamond Comic Distributors are ending their long-standing relationship. Moving forward, comic book retailers can obtain their DC books from Penguin Random House, or their books and periodicals through Lunar or UCS comic book distributors. DC continues to be committed to providing the Direct Market with best in class service and the fans with the world’s greatest comic books.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this news and I guess it really doesn’t change anything for my hitting the local comic book shop for my weekly stash. Sadly, my store is still closed back on being considered a non-essential business and while the world is a bit of a nightmare out there at the moment, I sure do miss the simplicity of popping into the comic book store and seeing what is what. In time we shall return to some more normal but right now just stay safe and watch yourself. See you next time.

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DC Announces Its Return To Comic Book Stores On Tuesday April 28

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The Press Release:
New DC Comic Books to be Available at Open and Operating Comic Book Retailers. DC comic books are returning to comic shops beginning Tuesday, April 28. After a four-week break, fans can celebrate that new superhero stories will be arriving at operating retail stores. After surveying more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada, it became clear that many comic book store owners are finding new and creative ways to get books to the fans who want them. To find stores that may have the new titles, visit the comic shop locator webpage:

Check the page often, as it will be updated with new retailers. The new slate of titles includes (also available for digital purchase at participating digital retailers):
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On Shelves: “Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular”

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Late last year I helped share the news that DC Comics was going to be releasing a special edition that would celebrate Robin, The Boy Wonder. That’s the trusty sidekick for those of you who don’t dabble in too many comic book things and the full title of said release is “Robin 80th Anniversary 100 Page Spectacular” – Whew. If you missed the skinny about it just click HERE since I loaded up all of the variant cover images. The visual below is the considered Standard Edition.

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“Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Pg Super Spectacular” #1

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