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DC Comics First Issues Coming In June 2019

Now we are onto the new launches from DC Comics for those who are following our Pop Culture comic books focuses. There are not a whole lot of brand new first issues launching this month but the summer is officially approaching so we have that lull and the focus becomes hitting the movies and even going outside much more than hunkering down in your respective cave reading comic books. As always there are more continuing series running but I don’t post those and instead focus on the brand new. Images and text original from DC Comics media resources and my closing editorial is all me. Let’s look.

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EVENT LEVIATHAN #1: The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld’s SCARLET, Marvel’s Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped…and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS; art and cover by ALEX MALEEV

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SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1: From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.! PRESTIGE FORMAT

written by FRANK MILLER; art by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI; cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI; cover by FRANK MILLER

PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you can see not a lot of brand-new launches and with these two I will most likely be waiting until they are in a single collected edition. I need to move some of my single issues over to storage or sell them off to make some room. That’s unless I love the series when I peruse them on the shelves but what about you readers? Will you be picking up either of these new series? Chime in down below and I will see you next time around.

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DC Collectibles Reveals: “Mikey as Batman”; An SDCC Previews Exclusive

I really thought I had seen it all when Hasbro unveiled their “Ectotron”, a mashup of their classic Transformers license and “The Ghostbusters” most famous conveyance – The Ecto-1. If you don’t know what I am talking about just click HERE to see what I mean. Now, the fine folks at DC Collectibles (a big favorite of ours in terms of their action figures) has revealed the “Mikey as Batman” which is Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Batman. Take a look at the full press release below and the image were were serviced with.

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The Press Release:
DC Collectibles: Mikey as Batman: What mischief is Mikey up to now? Batman might just have to talk to him about borrowing without asking. Mikey is decked out in Batman’s iconic cowl and cape in this awesome 2019 Previews Exclusive. Accessories include a sewer lid, a slice of pizza and two extra sets of hands.
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HBO Presents “Watchmen” Teaser Trailer (Coming This Fall)

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My fellow geeks we seem to live in a work of prequels and sequels and I cannot imagine that there are folks among your number who have never read the absolute masterpiece of “Watchmen” or even seen the film that was pretty close to the original source material. Now, the folks at HBO and Warner Brothers Television/DC Entertainment are delivering a new dramatic series which is also called “Watchmen” and will follow the world that first stuff left behind. Let’s take a look at the first teaser trailer.

The Premise: Watchmen is set in “an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws” and “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
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On Shelves: “Detective Comics” #1000 (3/27/2019)

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Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.

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“Detective Comics” #1000

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DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman with Worldwide Fan Celebration

I recently received a lengthy announcement about some of the awesome things that will be going on in honor of the famous Caped Crusader, Batman. Read on down below.

The Press Release:
To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of “Detective Comics #1000,” live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.

First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in “Detective Comics #27” on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.
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