DC Comics restarts with new 'League'
Think you know Batman? Superman? Wonder Woman? Get ready for a new vision on some of your favorite characters.
NYC-based publisher DC Comics is relaunching its entire line of superhero comics, starting with a new first issue of its team book, “Justice League.”
That issue is being released today at midnight at select comic book stores, including Midtown Comics in Times Square, where the issue’s writer, Geoff Johns, and artist, Jim Lee, will be signing copies of the book.
Despite some of its titles having been published consecutively since the late 1930s — “Action Comics” will restart after 904 issues and “Detective Comics” after 881 issues — the company is introducing 52 new first issues during the month of September.
At his Manhattan office, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio said that the new “Justice League” series will be key in introducing the new DC comic universe.
“What’s great about these two on the book is, not only do we have two of the top talents in the industry launching our premier superhero team book, but it really does set a style and tone that people should be expecting throughout the line as we get into the new 52,” DiDio said.
During September, the new No. 1 issues will come out each Wednesday and featuresome very familiar names, including Aquaman, Green Lantern and the Flash.
If you go:
Geoff Johns and Jim Lee will be at Midtown Comics Times Square Wednesday from midnight to 2 a.m. 200 W. 40th St., 212-302-8192
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