The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards are proud to reveal the winners of this year’s awards in the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The Harvey Award winners are:
Book of the Year: DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Digital Book of the Year: THE NIB edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
Today is “Batman Day” and its your chance to celebrate all things related to the Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight or simply just The Batman. We’ve always rallied behind this particular day as an almost lifelong comic book fan and while there is a lot going on at your participating comic book retailer, this narrative will only shine the Bat-signal on the free comic books. Take a look.
Batman: Curse of the White Knight 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!
Today is Batman Day at your neighborhood participating comic book retailer. If they are taking part in this annual fun event, there are several free Batman comic books to take home along with numerous discounts on all things related to The Dark Knight.
The Press Release:
Calling all comic book fans to Explore the Multiverse! DC today announced the evolution of DC UNIVERSE into DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a premium digital comic book service set to launch on January 21, 2021. With access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, member access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months after their physical versions hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally in SUMMER 2021.
“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “I’m excited to share that not only will DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!” Continue reading DC Universe Transforms Into DC Universe Infinite→
As previously discussed here on the PiercingMetal website, the DC Fandome is here and will take place for several hours on a computer or mobile device near you. Some of the highlights that we shared on our little dotcom can be perused by clicking HERE. Be sure to check that out for some insight.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Straight up I will say that there is a lot of things that I am expecting to see revealed during the DC Fandome and I think that I am most interested in the upcoming movie and television series trailers. There has to be a new “Wonder Woman 1984” clip at this point and could we hope that something from the late 2021 “The Batman” film as well? I am hoping for a clip from “Superman and Lois” and maybe a tease of some other series that are being planned out. I imagine we shall see more about “Stargirl” and the other shows that lived on the DC Universe streaming service. Some of the more-gossipy sites had reported that massive layoffs took place in the company and what this means for all the things that we enjoy is anyone’s guess. I imagine its “more as the story develops”. For now I am just going to see what is offered up and hope that you are as well. I’ve been assigned some work today, so my time is sporadic in terms of my full devotion to this happening. Considering that both New York Comic Con and Anime NYC convention were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I see more events like this one coming to pass. Closing up I guess it’s safe to say that there will be a heavy supply of content hitting our Pop Culture features. Chime in down below with your thoughts about this whole thing and I will see you next time.