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DC Brings New Age Of Heroes To New York Comic Con 2017

As I’ve been mentioning on our Social Networks and here and there on the website depending on the post we are doing, PiercingMetal will once again be wandering the halls of Javits for the NY Comic Con as a member of the press. With this being the case I’m trying to post some advance things for our readers to know about should they also be attending. Here we go with what is being planned by DC Comics.

The Press Release:
Geoff Johns’ DOOMSDAY CLOCK Panel, Moderated by Lev Grossman, to be Streamed Live on Friday, 6 pm ETEarth M, DARK NIGHTS: METAL and DC’s Master Class Headline Panels as the Massive DC Booth Gets a Justice League Takeover/DC All Access to Broadcast Live from New York Comic Con, Bringing Fans All the Action Straight from the DC Booth!

BURBANK, Calif. (September 26, 2017) – DC Entertainment returns to New York Comic Con with an expansive schedule of panels, talent signings and celebrations highlighting DC’s iconic characters, best-selling titles, and the most acclaimed writers and artists in the industry. Taking place Oct. 5-8 at the Jacob Javits Center, DC’s massive booth in the South Concourse (#1915) will be ­­­the epicenter of New York Comic Con for can’t-miss fan activities, along with must-see costumes and props from the highly
anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film *Justice League*, never-before-seen items from DC Collectibles and more.

New for NYCC 2017, the DC booth will also serve as home base for *DC All Access*, DC’s original digital series. Friday through Sunday from 3-5 pm ET, *DC All Access* will bring fans a packed program of live broadcast segments featuring more up-to-the-minute news, exclusives and talent interviews than ever before! Fans can catch all the action live on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel and on the DC Comics Facebook page.

The DC booth will have everything the superhero fan needs to make their convention experience complete; guaranteed to have fans’ cell phone cameras flashing and social media feeds updating all weekend long, the costumes of Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Justice League will be on display.
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DC Comics First Issues Coming In August 2016

Welcome to August my comic loving friends and I hope that the summer has been treating you well so far. Can you believe that we are almost done with it? Before you blink, September is going to be here and it’s back to school for the readers who are doing that and more focus on the workaday world for the folks that enjoyed some quality break time during the summer months. I’m starting our comic book solicitations narratives with the stuff coming out from DC Comics this month because we are going to find the movie “Suicide Squad” opening up at the end of the week. This will be the third film in the growing DC Extended Universe and there are plenty of titles with characters from the film on the stands this month. We posted the films “Blitz Trailer” some weeks ago which you can see HERE if you missed it. As before I’m using the provided to the media press copy and artwork to bring all of this coolness to your attention. I’ll return at the close to offer up some additional personal Geek opinion. Here we go, and believe me you will want a new coffee or water for this since there are quite a few titles to line out. Please remember that these are for across the whole month and have not been broken down into a week by week availability.

"All- Star Batman" #1
“All- Star Batman” #1

ALL-STAR BATMAN #1: “My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you’ve never seen them before!

Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., DANNY MIKI and DECLAN SHALVEY • Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI

"Blue Beetle: Rebirth" #1
“Blue Beetle: Rebirth” #1

BLUE BEETLE: REBIRTH #1: Lost in the desert with no memory of the past few years, teenager Jaime Reyes must find his way home again—but when he reaches his town, he’s shocked to find it abandoned and in the hands of government officials…officials who are very interested in the Blue Beetle and the scarab that gives him his power! How can Jaime find his family and uncover the secret behind the town’s seizure—and why Kord Industries is helping keep the world from learning the truth? This is a one-shot issue.

Written by KEITH GIFFEN • Art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS
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Get DC Comics “Harley Quinn and The Suicide Squad” Special Edition #1 for Free!

Comic - Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad Special Edition 1 - 2016

Thanks to the fine folks at DC Comics, lucky comic book collecting fans can get a copy of “Harley Quinn and The Suicide Squad” Special Edition” #1 for absolutely free beginning this week. Be sure to ask your local comic book retailer shop for one when you go to pick up your weekly haul of books and since Wednesday is new comic book day that issue should be available later on today when the stores open. The freebie is to celebrate the upcoming live action appearance of Harley Quinn and the rest of the Suicide Squad in their new film “Suicide Squad” which opens up in theaters everywhere on August 5th and continues the building of the DC Expanded Universe. Actress Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn and her alter ego Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the film. This will be the third film in this film universe but chronologically will have taken place before the stuff that went down in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” (unless my research is at fault).
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Presenting: “DC Universe: Rebirth” Cast Image

A short time ago the fine folks at DC Comics held a little social networking competition that challenged fans to identify as many heroes as they could in a series of four images. Now that the competing is done, I can safely share the full on image with you and can introduce you to the cast that will be featured in “DC Universe: Rebirth” – Take a look below.

Image - DC Universe Rebirth - 2016

About Rebirth: DC Rebirth is a 2016 relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books. Using the end of The New 52 initiative in May 2016 as its launching point, DC Rebirth is intended to restore the DC Universe to a form much like that prior to the “Flashpoint” storyline, while still incorporating numerous elements of The New 52, including its continuity. It will also see many of its titles move to a twice-monthly release schedule, with all titles releasing at US$2.99.

PiercingMetal Thoughts:
I plan on picking up the first issues of these “Rebirth” titles and seeing what I like the most from the bunch. I was only half interested in “The New 52” when they offered that up five years ago. There was some that I loved and some that I was sitting with a quizzical look about how it even got a title in the first place. When titles that I enjoyed started getting cancelled I was pretty much over the whole thing and longed for a continuity that was pre-“Flashpoint”. We got a glimpse of the way before during “Convergence” and now here we are at a shift in the comic book balance with “Rebirth”. Let’s see what happens. A twice monthly schedule at $3 a copy is still $6 a month on any bunch of series you wish to collect and that can get pricey. I’m hoping that we get some solid storytelling and that too many changes are not straight ahead of us. That image above sure will make a great poster so I hope that the comic shops will be giving one away during the early weeks of the “Rebirth” process. What do you think of the whole thing and what titles do you think that you will collect in this new move. Below you will find the cover for the lead in title “DC Universe: Rebirth” which comes out tomorrow 5/25 so be sure to grab a copy or order one via the Amazon.com code below.

"DC Universe: Rebirth" #1
“DC Universe: Rebirth” #1

Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com
Official DC Rebirth Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Rebirth

DC Comics First Issues Coming In May 2016

Hey there readers and welcome to the final batch of the comic book solicitations posts for May. We are up to the DC Comics first issue offerings and there is not a whole lot to choose from in terms of a first edition but that is okay because “Rebirth” is coming and the relaunch of their titles is going to keep your money busy for awhile in June. These two offerings are a very different take on some truly classic cartoon characters. Let’s take a look.

"Scooby Apocalypse" #1
“Scooby Apocalypse” #1

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1: Those meddling kids—Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo—get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive—because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!

Story by JIM LEE and KEITH GIFFEN; Script by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS; Art by HOWARD PORTER; Cover by JIM LEE
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