In case you missed it: DC at SDCC22!
Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, DC brought announcements, first looks, and exclusives straight to fans.
DC’s panels were filled with exclusive San Diego Comic-Con giveaways, surprise guests and reveals, including Paul Dano who caught up with Jim Lee and friends on Friday to talk about his upcoming series. The Riddler: Year One. Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo also surprised fans with the announcement of the upcoming Batman/Spawn crossover special, coming in December 2022.
Announcements kicked off on Thursday, with the next series from Tom King and Phil Hester Gotham City Freshman, and continued as announced by writer Joshua Williamson Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Ram V came to the panel to announce that he would be writing super swamp as part of the Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths Event.
There was also plenty of Gotham City news, with WB Games revealing the Batgirl character trailer for the upcoming Gotham Knights. DC has announced that there will be a prequel comic series, Golden City of Gotham Knights, so fans can fully immerse themselves in the game’s new lore and get exclusive codes for in-game items with every issue.
In a news-heavy panel on Friday, DC also announced a new Punch series, written by Tini and Blake Howard; GCPD: the blue wall Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley and artist Stefano Raffaele; and The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing written by Matthew Rosenberg with illustrations by Carmine di Giandomenico.
Denys Cowan, one of the founders of Milestone Media, came to announce that Static: Season 1 will continue with Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey on Static: Dakota’s Shadows. He also unveiled the trailer for the Milestone: Generations documentary streaming on HBO Max on July 29. The film examines the trajectory of the founders of Milestone over the past 30 years, detailing their unwavering commitment, passion and perseverance to rise to the top of the comics industry as black creators. With tenacity and dynamic artistic expression, the creators of Milestone Media continue to influence culture and spark revolutionary change through characters that reflect the lived black experience.
DC also announced a new Superman young adult graphic novel from writer and artist Sina Grace. Superman: Harvests of Youth watches a young Clark Kent, in Smallville High School, as he grapples with the mortality of his friends and family, teenage isolation, and the seductive nature of online subcultures built around hate and anger. It features characters familiar to longtime superfans, like Lana Lang, as well as introducing new characters. Writer Josh Trujillo also shared a preview of his upcoming series. Blue Beetle: Graduation Day, and New York Times Bestseller Kami Garcia shared a preview of his upcoming graphic novel Constantine: Distorted illusions.
DC fans who have been to any comic panel or offsite harley quinn activation on Now or Never Comics also received a special discounted offer for an annual subscription to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, DC’s premium digital comics subscription service.
DC Animation fans got plenty of glimpses of all the big shows to come, starting with a preview screening of the first two episodes of Season 3 of Harley Quinn, arrives on HBO Max on July 28. Cartoon Network also announced the next guest stars of the hit series. The Teen Titans Go! will feature director Zack Snyder and rap group De La Soul. For younger fans, DC has released a musical short featuring the Batwheels ahead of their special animated origin debut “Meet The Bathweels” exclusively on HBO Max.
DC was back in Hall H on Saturday, with a panel highlighting two of this year’s upcoming big releases, black adam with Dwayne Johnson, and Shazam Fury of the Gods with Zachary Levi. The two stars were there to preview the titles, joined by David F. Sandberg, Asher Angel, Dylan Grazer and Lucy Liu for Shazam, and Jaume Collett-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell for black adam. Fans were treated to trailer reveals and sneak peeks of both Shazam Fury of the Gods, in theaters on December 21 and black adamin theaters October 21.
Sandman fans also got a sneak peek at the upcoming Netflix series, revealing fan-favorite characters including The Corinthian, Matthew the Raven, and more. Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Vivienne Acheampong, Jenna Coleman, Vanesu Samunyai, Mason Alexander Park and Patton Oswalt took the Hall H stage alongside author Neil Gaiman and showrunner Allan Heinberg for talk about the series streaming on Netflix on August 5th.
It was also a weekend full of awards, with History of Wonder Woman: The Amazons #1 written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Phil Jimenez winning two Eisners for Best Single Issue/One-Shot and Best Pencil/Inker. Artist Jen Bartel won an Eisner for Best Cover for her work on Future State Immortal Wonder Woman #1 and 2, Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1, and Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary Special. Writer James Tynion IV won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his work on The Joker, Batman, DC Pride 2021, and The Pretty House by the Lake as well as its other titles, and The Pretty House by the Lake won the Eisner Award for Best New Series. DC Editor Marie Javins also won a surprise prize, as she received the Inkpot Award during the Jim Lee and Friends panel, given to individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science- fiction/fantasy, cinema, television. , animation and fandom.
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