DC - marv wolfman /tags/marv-wolfman en Detective 24ֱ #1027 is a Hopeful Celebration of DC's Dark Knight /blog/2020/09/17/detective-comics-1027-is-a-hopeful-celebration-of-dcs-dark-knight <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Detective 24ֱ #1027 is a Hopeful Celebration of DC&#039;s Dark Knight</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amanda Levine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Now, more than ever, our world needs a hero, and the hero we can always count on to be there in the darkest of times is, of course, the Dark Knight himself, Batman. Just in time for Batman Day on September 19<sup>th</sup>, <a href="/comics/detective-comics-2016/detective-comics-1027" target="_blank"><em>Detective 24ֱ #1027</em></a> offers readers a complete celebration of all things Batman and a tribute to the beloved hero who’s consistently overcome his own darkness to take on the darkness of others and the world around him.</p> <p>Whether you are loyally following <em>Detective 24ֱ</em> or not, this extra-sized anthology offers up a Batman story for everyone and really captures all the best aspects of not only Batman himself, but the quintessential characters and world around him.</p> <p>The twelve stories contained within are all packed with mesmerizing adventures, and although some of the short stories are tied in with bigger events such as “The Joker War,” one doesn’t have to be invested in any other Batman storyline to appreciate the way these tales all proudly represent Batman as the iconic and amazing character that he is.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/DTC1027_1_5f62ce22a8a051.35768309.jpg" style="width: 697px; height: 1032px;" /></p> <p>One of the most enthralling aspects of this anniversary celebration is that it really does show Batman through the ages. One of my favorite contributions, “Many Happy Returns,” written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Chip Zdarksy, features the classic pairing of Batman and the Joker and skillfully illustrates the depth of their relationship as hero and villain. Fraction and Zdarsky show us Year One Batman all the way through Year Twenty-Two Batman and his never-ending dance of cat and mouse with the Joker as the Clown Prince of Crime celebrates Batman’s birthday every month with a scary surprise of villainy. On their 22<sup>nd</sup> year of this back and forth, the Joker doesn’t show up for his surprise, causing Batman to practically lose it—he desperately needs to know what scheme the Joker is going to pull next. However, the Joker simply presents himself to Batman saying, “It’s me. It’s you and me. We’ll never get away and we’re gonna be doing this…forever.”</p> <p>The ending of that story definitely gave me chills as not only a reader, but as a fan of these two classic characters. Over eighty years in and it still doesn’t get any better than the Batman and the Joker (as both “Joker War” and the also in-progress <em>Batman: Three Jokers </em>will attest!).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/DTC1027_5_5f62ce56666994.14562860.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <p>Another story in <em>Detective 24ֱ #1027 </em>to incorporate the Dark Knight’s different eras in a creative way is “Generations: Fractured,” written and drawn by Dan Jurgens with finished art by Kevin Nowlan. In a museum showdown with the Calendar Man, the Dark Knight gets sent from our modern world back to his first-appearance world of the 1930s where he runs into an unexpected hero looking for his help. I won’t spoil it for you, but the way that the art style seamlessly blends from modern day to the Golden Age is quite impressive to see.</p> <p>These different eras and art styles of Batman are not only exciting inclusions, but make perfect sense in a comic paying tribute to its hero’s long-spanning legacy. Something that also got me giddy as a reader and fan was seeing all of my other favorite DC characters making special appearances. Of course, some would say there <em>is</em> no Batman without his loyal Bat-Family, the group of heroes who join the Dark Knight in his mission to bring justice and light to the broken city of Gotham. Along those lines, “The Master Class,” written by Brian Michael Bendis and featuring art by David Marquez, is a captivating murder mystery boasting a mighty group of characters—Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Robin, Spoiler and Red Hood—as they try to figure out who murdered one of the GCPD’s dirty cops.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/DTC1027_2_5f62ce6d3b2477.55664385.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1077px;" /></p> <p>The ending is quite a surprise as to who is actually behind the murder, but the best part of the whole thing for me was seeing so many of the Bat-Family characters together in one story, interacting with each other and with their mentor, Batman. Plus, you get to see a more tenderhearted side of Batman as he looks upon his group of protégées at the end after a job well done and says, “You’re a fine bunch of detectives. Each and every one of you.” Aw!</p> <p>One of the sure-to-be more popular stories in <em>Detective 24ֱ #1027 </em>is “As Always” by Scott Snyder and Ivan Reis. Lately, Snyder and Reis have had an eye for the epic and this short tale continues in that tradition by featuring not only Batman and Jim Gordon, but the entire Justice League as they work together to save the world after the sun disappears. Reis doesn’t skimp on the gorgeous, detailed action as Batman joins Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Superman, the Flash, Cyborg and so many more characters in this tautly written story. Plus, I think my favorite piece of art of the entire collection is the last page of “As Always,” so be on the lookout for that as it is sure to become a classic by Reis.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/DTC1027_3_5f62ce82202b88.83544037.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1078px;" /></p> <p>I can’t wrap up this way-too-brief breakdown without also mentioning “Odyssey” by the legendary Marv Wolfman and the immensely talented artists Emanuela Lupacchino (on pencils) and Bill Sienkiewicz (on inks). I have always been a huge fan of Lupacchino and Sienkiewicz so I may be biased when it comes to the art, but the plot of the story itself is really original and quite different from the other stories in the issue. Half <em>Titanic</em>-esque nautical adventure, half spy thriller, this story excels in terms of entertainment and plot twists and really is a standout—and considering the stories here, standing out isn’t easy to do!</p> <p>As a lifelong fan of Batman, this anthology of stories really made me feel so proud to be a loyal supporter of the Dark Knight. Reading <em>Detective 24ֱ #1027 </em>from beginning to end made me feel hopeful, something that is greatly needed during these trying times. So many of the stories are inspirational, and as I read them, I realized that we should all strive to be like Batman in a way. No, we shouldn’t dress up like a Bat and fight criminals, but we should try to help others and make this world a better place for everyone in it. At his most pure, that’s always been what Batman’s about. So, as Batman Day approaches, I think it’s worth remembering that we have a bit of hero in all of us—we can all be Batman.</p> <p><br /><em><a href="/comics/detective-comics-2016/detective-comics-1027">Detective 24ֱ #1027,</a> a 144-page tribute commemorating the series' 1000th issue to feature Batman, is now available in print <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Detective-24ֱ-2016-1027/digital-comic/T1654110275001?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9SZWNlbnRBZGRpdGlvbnM" target="_blank">and as a digital comic.</a> Batman Day, our annual celebration of all things Dark Knight, is this Saturday, September 19th.</em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Amanda Levine covers collectibles, cosplay and pop culture for DC24ֱ.com and is a regular contributor to Ink Spots, our corner of the site devoted to Young Adult comics and graphic novels.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div 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Celebration of DC&#039;s Dark Knight" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000 Amanda Levine 465781 at /blog/2020/09/17/detective-comics-1027-is-a-hopeful-celebration-of-dcs-dark-knight#comments Two New October Anthologies Give Fans Twice the Scary for Halloween! /blog/2020/07/09/two-new-october-anthologies-give-fans-twice-the-scary-for-halloween <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Two New October Anthologies Give Fans Twice the Scary for Halloween!</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC Publicity</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 00:09</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p align="center"><strong><em>LEGEND OF THE SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1 </em>AND <em>DC: THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1: </em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>TWO ANTHOLOGIES GUARANTEED TO HAVE FANS READING WITH THE LIGHTS ON THIS OCTOBER! </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>DC Doubles Down on the Scary This Halloween!</em></strong></p> <p>October always brings stories of ghosts, goblins, fright and picking out our favorite candies for Halloween. But this year, DC’s got twice the spooks and scares for comic book fans with two anthology titles featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in tales of fear and terror!</p> <p><strong><u>LEGEND OF THE SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR</u></strong><strong><u> #1</u></strong></p> <p>DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of six all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales—all of which are best read by the light of a jack o’ lantern!</p> <p>Writers Tom King (<em>Strange Adventures, Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror, Swamp Thing Winter Special</em>), James Tynion IV (<em>Batman</em>), Vita Ayala, Phillip Kennedy Johnson (<em>The Last God: The Fellspyre Chronicles</em>) and Ram V (<em>Catwoman, Justice League Dark</em>) are among the writers penning these creepy tales with Domo Stanton (<em>House of Whispers</em>), Mike Perkins (<em>Lois Lane</em>), Emma Rios and Christian Ward providing the bone-chilling artwork.</p> <p><em>Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular</em> #1 is priced at $5.99 and debuts on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at all open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers.</p> <p><strong><u>DC: THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1</u></strong></p> <p>It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take town shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples!</p> <p>This prestige format one-shot features some of comics best scary storytellers, including writers Carmen Maria Machado (Hill House 24ֱ’ <em>The Low, Low Woods</em>), Marv Wolfman, Ken Porter, John Arcudi, Saladin Ahmed, Alyssa Wong, Travis Moore and others. Artists contributing to this blood-curdling comic include Riley Rossmo (<em>Martian Manhunter, Constantine: the Hellblazer</em>), Mike Perkins, Leonardo Manco, Travis Moore, Tom Mandrake and others.</p> <p>This 80-Page one-shot is priced at $9.99 and arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.</p> <p>For the latest list of local area comic book stores, checking out DC’s Comic Shop Tracker, <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/comicshoptracker">www.dccomics.com/comicshoptracker</a> and follow on social media @DC24ֱ and @thedcnation for the latest on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!</p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-halloween" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc halloween</a>, <a href="/tags/halloween-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Halloween</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/riley-rossmo" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Riley Rossmo</a>, <a href="/tags/john-arcudi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">john arcudi</a>, <a href="/tags/swamp-thing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">swamp thing</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/carmen-maria-machado" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Carmen Maria Machado</a>, <a href="/tags/alyssa-wong" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alyssa Wong</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/07/09/two-new-october-anthologies-give-fans-twice-the-scary-for-halloween" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Two New October Anthologies Give Fans Twice the Scary for Halloween!" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:09:00 +0000 DC Publicity 453127 at /blog/2020/07/09/two-new-october-anthologies-give-fans-twice-the-scary-for-halloween#comments Unlocking the History of the Multiverse /blog/2020/01/14/unlocking-the-history-of-the-multiverse <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Unlocking the History of the Multiverse</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The CW’s recent “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event exposed more people than ever before to the concept of DC’s Multiverse—the expanse of differing “Earths," each with their own unique makeup&nbsp;of superheroes and villains. The idea of the DC Multiverse isn’t new, but at least until very recently, it also wasn’t well known outside of the comic book faithful. And while The CW&nbsp;miniseries filled&nbsp;in most of the broad strokes, we couldn’t blame anyone new to the idea for being a bit lost or at least having a few questions.</p> <p>For example, how many Earths are in the Multiverse? Are they really infinite? Did the <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Crisis-on-Infinite-Earths/digital-comic/T0266400018301" target="_blank"><em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em></a> comic create the DC Multiverse? What’s the point of the Multiverse? And is the Multiverse we've seen on TV the same as the one in the comics?</p> <p>The answers aren’t always so simple, but before we start getting into them, we should first explain what the Multiverse is for anyone out there who may be new to the concept.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/CrisisMultiverse_5e1d261a150027.07173691.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1016px;"></p> <h2><strong>Infinite Possibility</strong></h2> <p>The Multiverse is essentially a storytelling device that exists within DC that ties a lot of the comics we’ve published over the past 80+ years together. It’s changed a bit since it was introduced, but the current DC Multiverse states that there are 52 different Earths in existence all occupying the same space but vibrating at different frequencies. Each Earth shares a few similarities—for example, they all contain sentient, intelligent life, most often human—but other than that, they can be very different from each other.</p> <p>However, that’s not everything. Along with the 52 Earths, there exist several other realms where DC’s menagerie of gods and other supreme, immortal beings exist—think Jack Kirby’s New Gods, Wonder Woman’s Greek-inspired patrons, Lucifer Morningstar and his legions of Hell and Neil Gaiman’s Dream of the Endless. There’s also the Monitor Sphere, where the Monitors reside and conduct their oversight (and yes, there are more than one of them), the Source Wall, which contains everything in the Multiverse, and much more. The DC Multiverse, as currently mapped, is a complicated place.</p> <p>And yes, you read that right. There is a map of the Multiverse! In fact, if you’d like to dive right in and explore the current Multiverse, you can do that by using <a href="/blog/2019/04/18/the-map-of-the-multiverse" target="_blank">our interactive version of the map </a>or checking out the static version below.</p> <p align="center"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/Multiversity_Map_PDF.pdf"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/Multiversity_Map_900_5e1d270aecfa19.29623911.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 705px;"></a><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>Click above image to view a full-sized PDF</em></span></p> <h2><strong>Connecting the 24ֱ</strong></h2> <p>Okay, but what does this complex, rather strange thing have to do with our comics? Which Earth do Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman live on? That would be Earth-0, or “Prime Earth.” If you pick up a copy of any current, ongoing DC comic that’s set within DC’s shared universe—for example, <em>Batman, Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, </em>etc.—it’s most likely set on Earth-0.</p> <p>On the other hand, if you’ve read any classic DC comic book released prior to late 2011, chances are it’s set on a different Earth (potentially one that no longer exists—we’ll get to that in a moment). We’re talking about books like our classic Golden Age comics, “Elseworlds” tales like <em>Gotham by Gaslight, Kingdom Come </em>and <em>Superman: Red Son </em>or any of our popular “Earth One” graphic novels.</p> <p>Of course, we’re hedging our statement a little because there are DC comics that are truly out of continuity and aren’t set within the Multiverse, so don’t expect every single DC comic book to tie in. But many, many do.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/Flash123_5e1d2764459353.51082498.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;"></p> <h2><strong>The Flash Gets There First…Naturally</strong></h2> <p>So where did the DC Multiverse come from? Well, it’s generally accepted that the idea of the Multiverse first took root in 1961’s <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Flash-1959-1985-123/digital-comic/T0820901235001" target="_blank"><em>The Flash #123</em>,</a> in a story called “The Flash of Two Worlds.” In this Silver Age classic written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Carmine Infantino, Barry Allen was teleported to Keystone City and met the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick.</p> <p>True, the Flash didn’t then go on to discover a bunch of different worlds with a bunch of different super heroes, but this issue did establish a few key components to the Multiverse: Jay Garrick’s Golden Age Earth occupies the same space as ours but vibrates at a different frequency, and the superheroes in Garrick’s world were the heroes found in the comics published in Allen’s world.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/COIEDeluxeCover_5e1d278aab7d37.01551802.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;"></p> <h2><strong>A Collection of Crises</strong></h2> <p>Where the Multiverse really comes in to play, however, is in a series of event comics that all share a very key word in their titles. Care to guess what that is?</p> <p>That’s right, “Crisis.”</p> <p>In 1963, Gardner Fox took his idea of alternate Earths one step further in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Justice-League-of-America-1960-1987-21/digital-comic/T0820800215001" target="_blank"><em>Justice League of America #21</em></a> in a storyline called “Crisis on Earth-One,” which concluded in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Justice-League-of-America-1960-1987-22/digital-comic/T0820800225001" target="_blank"><em>Justice League of America #22’s</em></a> “Crisis on Earth-Two.” Essentially a crossover comic that teamed up the Silver Age Justice League of America with the Golden Age Justice Society of America, this storyline firmly established that the Golden Age versions of DC characters still existed, just on a different Earth.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/JLA12_5e1d27ac38ea60.75655814.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 1070px;"></p> <p>Yet, cool as this concept was, as more and more comics were published, even two Earths couldn’t account for all of the different takes on characters and storylines. Continuity became unwieldy and for many readers, it became hard to determine which storylines were considered canon and which were now irrelevant. Decisions were made to simplify it all into one straightforward, connected universe, and <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> was born!</p> <p><a href="/blog/2018/06/21/defining-the-dcu-wolfman-and-perez-talk-crisis-on-infinite-earths" target="_blank">Written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by George Perez in 1985,</a> <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> is one of the most famous books in DC history and is usually what fans are talking about when you hear them refer to a series simply as “Crisis.” <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> acknowledged a Multiverse of…well, infinite Earths. It acknowledged it, and then it largely destroyed it, eliminating all of the Earths except for one.</p> <p>Of course, as people are fond of saying, nothing is forever in comic books, and in 2005, Geoff Johns with the help of artists including Phil Jimenez and George Perez brought a version of the Multiverse briefly back with the seven-issue event <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Infinite-Crisis-2005-2006/digital-comic/T0481300018301" target="_blank"><em>Infinite Crisis</em></a> before taking it away again, leaving us once again with one single, lonely little Earth. But change was in the wind…</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/52cover_5e1d27ca500dd6.23474975.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;"></p> <h2><strong>Fifty-Two Worlds Strong</strong></h2> <p>So, when did the Multiverse return, and where did the concept of 52 Earths come from? Well, we can say it was an idea a year in the making.</p> <p>Not long after the conclusion of <em>Infinite Crisis</em>, a writing team made up of Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid reestablished the DC Multiverse with a weekly comic called <a href="https://www.readdc.com/52/comics-series/157?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL2JyZWFkY3J1bWJz" target="_blank"><em>52</em>.</a> Told somewhat in real time, each issue in 52 covered one week of the year following <em>Infinite Crisis</em>, and by the end it introduced us to a new Multiverse made up of 52 different Earths. However, it’s worth noting that this was NOT the current 52-Earth Multiverse.</p> <p>For that, we have to jump ahead a bit, and touch on a few more key comics.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/FinalCrisis_5e1d27f59902f5.86531664.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;"></p> <p>In 2008, the first issue of <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Final-Crisis-New-Edition/digital-comic/T1220300018301" target="_blank"><em>Final Crisis</em></a> hit the stands. A spiritual companion to <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> and <em>Infinite Crisis</em>, <em>Final Crisis</em> is recognized by fans as the third in a trilogy of “Crisis” tales, and seeing how it was written entirely by Grant Morrison, it’s hands down the most…well, let’s say “out there.” It includes a fateful bullet shot backwards through time, reveals that the Monitors are actually cosmic vampires, features a surreal race between two Flashes and the Black Racer and shockingly kills off Batman. (It also ends with Superman defeating Darkseid with a song—like we said, it’s pretty crazy.)</p> <p><em>Final Crisis </em>left us with 52 Earths, and 2011’s <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flashpoint/digital-comic/T1051000018301" target="_blank"><em>Flashpoint</em>,</a> the world-changing Flash event that reset the DC Universe, altered them further. It was shortly after <em>Flashpoint</em> that our previously mentioned map of the Multiverse came into being, created under the guidance of Morrison as a part of <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Multiversity-2014-Deluxe-Edition/digital-comic/T1415500018301" target="_blank"><em>The Multiversity</em>,</a> which was an imaginative, ambitious eight-comic event that helped to clarify and solidify the DC Multiverse of today.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/MulitversityGuide_cover_5e1d281be60308.09574824.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;"></p> <p>In writing <em>The Multiversity</em>, Morrison looked to DC’s past in defining exactly what Earths existed within in the Multiverse. Along with the Golden Age heroes of Earth-2 and the villainous Justice League doppelgangers of Earth-3, we now had the pulp-influenced crimefighters of Earth-20, the tabloid-baiting next-gen heroes of Earth-16 and the <em>very </em>Watchmen-like heroes of Earth-4. <em>The Multiversity </em>also gave us one of the best guides to the Multiverse ever created with <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Multiversity-Guidebook-2014-1/digital-comic/T1353500015001" target="_blank"><em>The Multiversity Guidebook,</em></a> which breaks the entire thing down Earth-by-Earth. If you <em>really </em>want to level up your Multiverse cred, the <em>Guidebook </em>is the comic for you.</p> <p>And yet, as brilliant as his words are, Morrison hasn’t had the last on the subject. The Multiverse has continued to change, grow and evolve. <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Dark-Nights-Metal-Deluxe-Edition/digital-comic/T1781700018301" target="_blank"><em>Dark Nights: Metal</em></a> introduced the idea of the Dark Multiverse, an entire Multiverse of frightening, unstable infinite Earths that were never meant to exist and that are completely incompatible with ours. (The Dark Multiverse birthed the Batman Who Laughs, one of the most terrifying and destructive DC super-villains in some time.) Most recently, the <em>Watchmen </em>sequel <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Doomsday-Clock-2017/comics-series/106273" target="_blank"><em>Doomsday Clock</em></a> ended with Doctor Manhattan seemingly altering the DC Multiverse further still, but to what extent is still unknown.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/CrisisTV_700_5e1d2831ccbee5.36424763.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1050px;"></p> <h2><strong>A Legacy of Worlds</strong></h2> <p>Which brings us to The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Inspired heavily by the 1985 comic miniseries, the CW event&nbsp;greatly expanded DC’s live action Multiverse to an extent we’ve&nbsp;never seen before. Along with finally adding <em>Black Lightning </em>to the Arrowverse, it&nbsp;also suggested that other past and current DC movies and TV shows like <em>Titans, Lucifer, Smallville,</em> <em>Superman Returns&nbsp;</em>and even Tim Burton’s <em>Batman </em>exist within the same shared space. This isn’t the Multiverse of the comics, but its own unique take on the idea with its own near-limitless creative potential.</p> <p>So, now that we’ve broken down what the Multiverse is and discussed its storied comic book history, you’ll be going in prepared should you choose to dive into any of the comics that helped define it. Beyond these basics, you really just need an imagination and a willingness to give some thought to what you’re reading.</p> <p>Though if you happen to be a Monitor, you may want to tread carefully…</p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/crisis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Crisis</a>, <a href="/tags/crisis-on-infinite-earths" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crisis on infinite earths</a>, <a href="/tags/multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/what-is-the-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">what is the multiverse?</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc comics 101</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc 101</a>, <a href="/tags/multiverse-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">multiverse 101</a>, <a href="/tags/crisis-101" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crisis 101</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a>, <a href="/tags/the-flash-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth-1</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-2" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Earth-2</a>, <a href="/tags/prime-earth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">prime earth</a>, <a href="/tags/earth-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">earth-0</a>, <a href="/tags/infinite-crisis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">infinite crisis</a>, <a href="/tags/final-crisis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Final Crisis</a>, <a href="/tags/52" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">52</a>, <a href="/tags/flashpoint" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flashpoint</a>, <a href="/tags/the-multiversity" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The multiversity</a>, <a href="/tags/map-of-the-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">map of the multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/grant-morrison-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grant morrison</a>, <a href="/tags/monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/the-monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/anti-monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">anti-monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/monitors" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">monitors</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-nights-metal" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark nights: metal</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/doomsday-clock" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">doomsday clock</a>, <a href="/tags/the-cw" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the cw</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow</a>, <a href="/tags/supergirl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">supergirl</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/dcs-legends-of-tomorrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc&#039;s legends of tomorrow</a>, <a href="/tags/legends-of-tomorrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">legends of tomorrow</a>, <a href="/tags/black-lightning" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">black lightning</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-beedle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tim beedle</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/01/14/unlocking-the-history-of-the-multiverse" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Unlocking the History of the Multiverse" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 450158 at /blog/2020/01/14/unlocking-the-history-of-the-multiverse#comments 100-Page Super Specacular Celebrates 80 Years of Robin, Batman's Partner in Crimefighting /blog/2019/12/13/100-page-super-specacular-celebrates-80-years-of-robin-batmans-partner-in <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>100-Page Super Specacular Celebrates 80 Years of Robin, Batman&#039;s Partner in Crimefighting</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC Publicity</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, December 13, 2019 - 06:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p align="center"><strong><em>ROBIN 80<sup>TH</sup> ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1</em></strong><strong> CELEBRATES BATMAN’S CRIMEFIGHTING ALLY </strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>24ֱ’ Greatest Storytellers Team Up to Honor Robin Throughout History</em></strong></p><p align="center"><strong><em>Landmark 100-Page Comic Book Also Includes “Decade” Variant Covers and Tribute Art by 24ֱ’ Hottest Artists, a History of Robin and More</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Since the character’s introduction in <em>Detective 24ֱ</em> #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin, joining The Batman in his war on crime, while also growing into their own and taking on new adventures, both solo and as part of other super-teams like the Teen Titans, the Justice League and others.</p><p>On March 11, 2020, DC celebrates Robin’s 80<sup>th</sup> anniversary with a landmark one shot, <em>Robin 80<sup>th</sup> Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular</em>. This instant collectible includes stories from of comics’ greatest <em>Robin</em> writers, paying tribute to the character in various guises, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne. The Talent list for these stories reads like a who’s-who list of comic luminaries, such as Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett, Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Judd Winick and others.</p><p>In addition to a dynamic cover by Lee Weeks, hardcore fans and collectors can also look forward to eight variant covers spotlighting Robin throughout the decades, drawn by some of comics’ premiere artists:</p><ul><li>1940’s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams</li><li>1950’s variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco</li><li>1960’s variant cover by Dustin Nguyen</li><li>1970’s variant cover by Kaare Andrews</li><li>1980’s variant cover by Frank Miller</li><li>1990’s variant cover by Jim Cheung</li><li>2000’s variant cover by Derrick Chew</li><li>2010’s variant cover by Yasmine Putri</li></ul><p>An equally impressive collection of artistic talent will honor Robin in a series of tribute images celebrating different incarnations of the character such as Kenneth Rocafort, Nicola Scott, Andy Kubert and Frank Miller.</p><p>The <em>Robin 80<sup>th</sup> Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular</em> #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comic retailers and digital retailers on March 11, 2020. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers.</p><p>For the latest information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the DC website at <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/">www.dccomics.com</a>, the DC YouTube channel or follow @dccomics and @thedcnation on social media.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-80th-anniversary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin 80th Anniversary</a>, <a href="/tags/100-page-giant" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">100-Page Giant</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-seeley" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tim Seeley</a>, <a href="/tags/judd-winick" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">judd winick</a>, <a href="/tags/mikel-janin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mikel janin</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-grummett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom Grummett</a>, <a href="/tags/chuck-dixon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">chuck dixon</a>, <a href="/tags/peter-j-tomasi" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">peter j. tomasi</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/12/13/100-page-super-specacular-celebrates-80-years-of-robin-batmans-partner-in" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="100-Page Super Specacular Celebrates 80 Years of Robin, Batman&#039;s Partner in Crimefighting" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0000 DC Publicity 449647 at /blog/2019/12/13/100-page-super-specacular-celebrates-80-years-of-robin-batmans-partner-in#comments WALMART CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS 100-PAGE GIANT REVEALS MORE DETAILS BEHIND THE CW'S BLOCKBUSTER TV CROSSOVER! /blog/2019/12/05/walmart-crisis-on-infinite-earths-100-page-giant-reveals-more-details-behind-the-cws <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>WALMART CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS 100-PAGE GIANT REVEALS MORE DETAILS BEHIND THE CW&#039;S BLOCKBUSTER TV CROSSOVER! </h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Official Press Release</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 06:30</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p align="center"><strong><em>CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS</em> 100-PAGE GIANT TO DIVE DEEPER INTO THE MYSTERIES OF THE CW’S CROSSOVER EVENT</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><em>100-Page Special Features All-New Stories Co-Written by </em></strong><strong><em>24ֱ Legend Marv Wolfman and TV Showrunner/Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim</em></strong></p><p align="center"><strong><em>Premiere Issue of Two-Issue Series Arrives in Participating U.S. Walmart Stores by December 15, 2019 </em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>BURBANK, CA</strong> (December 5, 2019) – Fans of both comic books and The CW’s superhero shows are anxiously awaiting the debut of the <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> television event scheduled for December and January. An event of this size and depth is bound to raise as many questions as it answers, and DC will be ready with a helping hand with the first of a two-issue series of <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> 100-Page GIANT comic books, sold in participating U.S. Walmart stores.</p><p>Featuring an iconic cover image by original <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> artist and co-creator George Perez, the book is expected to arrive in participating Walmart stores by December 15, 2019. The on-sale date follows the airing of parts one through three of The CW crossover on December 8 (<em>Supergirl</em>), December 9 (<em>Batwoman</em>) and December 10 (<em>The Flash</em>).</p><p>The book features a 24-page main story co-written by comics icon and <em>Crisis</em> comic co-creator Marv Wolfman and Marc Guggenheim, who serves as showrunner and executive producer of the <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> crossover event, with art provided by Tom Derenick (pencils), Trevor Scott (inks), John Kalisz (colors) and Wes Abbott (letters). Wolfman and Guggenheim also contribute an eight-page back-up story with pencils by fan-favorite <em>Superman </em>and <em>Titans </em>artist Tom Grummett, inks by Danny Miki, colors by Chris Sotomayor and letters by Wes Abbott. The debut issue also features a full reprint of the first issue of Wolfman and Perez’ <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths </em>#1 as well as an excerpt from issue #7 of the landmark maxiseries.</p><p>“The story that we’re attempting to tell with our interpretation of <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> is so ambitious, we couldn’t confine it to five hours,” said Guggenheim. “I’m incredibly excited that we’re getting the chance to tell an ‘in canon’ story that ties directly into the crossover narrative. The comics will enable us to include characters and concepts that couldn’t be included in the crossover, plus the chance to collaborate further with original <em>Crisis</em> architect Marv Wolfman is just icing on the cake.”</p><p>The second GIANT comic will arrive in participating U.S. Walmart stores by January 19, 2020 and hit comic book retailers on February 26, 2020. Issue #2 will also feature the main and back up stories co-written by Wolfman, Guggenheim, with art by Derenick, Scott, Andy Owens, Hi-Fi and Abbott on the main story, with Grummett, Miki, Sotomayor and Abbott on the back-up story. Reprinted content will also be included, in the form of issue #8 of <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em>, plus excerpted content from <em>DC Universe: Legacies</em> #6.</p><p>“The combination of all new stories by Marv and Marc, along with content from one of the most monumental events in DC history makes these titles the perfect companion to this reimagining of <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em>,” said Nancy Spears, VP, Sales. “These books will engage both fans of the TV show and the original story alike and are sure to be true collectors’ items.”</p><p>Part one of The CW’s <em>Crisis on Infinite Earths</em> television event debuts with <em>Supergirl</em> on Sunday December 8 at 8/7c, followed by part two on Monday, December 9 with <em>Batwoman </em>at 8/7c and part three with <em>The Flash</em> Tuesday, December 10 at 8/7c. Fans can stream each episode for free the day after air on The CW App. For more information visit the website at <a href="http://www.cwtv.com/shows/crisis-on-infinite-earths">www.cwtv.com/shows/crisis-on-infinite-earths</a>.</p><p>For the latest information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the DC website at <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/">www.dccomics.com</a>, the DC YouTube channel, or follow @DC 24ֱ and @TheDCNation on social media.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/crisis-on-infinite-earths" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crisis on infinite earths</a>, <a href="/tags/crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crisis on infinite earths crossover</a>, <a href="/tags/walmart" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Walmart</a>, <a href="/tags/walmart-giant" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">walmart giant</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a>, <a href="/tags/marc-guggenheim" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marc guggenheim</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/12/05/walmart-crisis-on-infinite-earths-100-page-giant-reveals-more-details-behind-the-cws" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="WALMART CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS 100-PAGE GIANT REVEALS MORE DETAILS BEHIND THE CW&#039;S BLOCKBUSTER TV CROSSOVER! " class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:30:00 +0000 Official Press Release 449505 at /blog/2019/12/05/walmart-crisis-on-infinite-earths-100-page-giant-reveals-more-details-behind-the-cws#comments Breaking 24ֱ: Chella Man Joins the Cast of Titans as Jericho /blog/2019/03/19/breaking-news-chella-man-joins-the-cast-of-titans-as-jericho <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Breaking 24ֱ: Chella Man Joins the Cast of Titans as Jericho</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Looks like season 2 of <em><a href="/tv/titans" target="_blank">Titans</a> </em>is keeping it in the family. The Wilson family, that is.</p><p>WBTV announced today that Chella Man is joining the cast of the DC Universe series in the recurring role of Joseph Wilson. For those who aren’t up on their Teen Titans or Deathstroke lore, Joseph is the son of Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke, the merciless one-eyed assassin <a href="/blog/2019/03/13/breaking-news-deathstroke-is-coming-to-titans" target="_blank">who will be played by Esai Morales</a> in <em>Titans’ </em>eagerly awaited sophomore season. While Slade is almost always a villain when it comes to the Teen Titans, Joseph has historically been a bit more heroic. Operating under the name of Jericho, he was a member of the Titans during Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s historic <a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988/comics-series/7072" target="_blank">NEW TEEN TITANS</a> run.</p><p>It sounds like he may be a member of the team on the show as well, judging from its official character description: <em>Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.</em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/03-MAR/Jericho%5B1%5D_5c904e07389b34.09990355.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 968px;" /></em></p><p>As the description references, Jericho is one of a very small number of mute superheroes, communicating first through sign language and currently through a high-tech subvocal microphone in the ongoing <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Deathstroke-2016/comics-series/74138" target="_blank">DEATHSTROKE</a> comic book series. Frequently at odds with his father, Joseph has had a rocky comic book existence, having been corrupted, killed and reborn prior to the launch of the New 52 in 2011. While he began as one of the Titans’ teammates in the 1980s, he has served as a villain at times and was once possessed by the souls of Azarath and the essence of Raven’s demonic father, Trigon. In current continuity, Jericho is not a member of the Titans or Teen Titans, but has returned to being a largely heroic character. He’s also bisexual, which, if maintained on the DC Universe series, would make him the first LGBTQ+ character on the team.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/03-MAR/Chella%20Man%203_5c904e2aee7791.77467479.jpeg" style="width: 750px; height: 749px;" /><br /><em><span style="font-size:14px;">Photo by MaryV Benoit</span></em></p><p>Whether that happens or not, the role certainly brings some increased diversity to the cast of the show. Chella is Asian, deaf and trans, and pretty new to the world of acting (he doesn’t yet have an IMDb page). He does have a pretty big YouTube presence, however, with over 173k subscribers and 2.5 million views on his page.</p><p>Pretty big news coming right on the heels of last week’s Deathstroke casting! What do you think of it? Are you excited to see Jericho join the team? Would you like to see the rest of Slade Wilson’s family added to the cast? Let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook, and as always, keep your eye on DC24ֱ.com for more <em>Titans </em>and DCTV news as it breaks.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans series</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-tv-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans tv series</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-tv-show" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans tv show</a>, <a href="/tags/casting-news" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">casting news</a>, <a href="/tags/breaking-news" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Breaking 24ֱ</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-news" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans news</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-news" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv news</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-news-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv news</a>, <a href="/tags/joseph-wilson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joseph wilson</a>, <a href="/tags/jericho" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jericho</a>, <a href="/tags/joseph-wilson-cast-on-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joseph wilson cast on titans</a>, <a href="/tags/jericho-cast-on-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jericho cast on titans</a>, <a href="/tags/slade-wilson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">slade wilson</a>, <a href="/tags/deathstroke" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">deathstroke</a>, <a href="/tags/chella-man" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">chella man</a>, <a href="/tags/chella-man-cast-on-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">chella man cast on titans</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a>, <a href="/tags/new-teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/lgbtq" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lgbtq+</a>, <a href="/tags/lgbtq-superheroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lgbtq+ superheroes</a>, <a href="/tags/trans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">trans</a>, <a href="/tags/transgender" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Transgender</a>, <a href="/tags/trans-actors" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">trans actors</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-original-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe original series</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/03/19/breaking-news-chella-man-joins-the-cast-of-titans-as-jericho" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Breaking 24ֱ: Chella Man Joins the Cast of Titans as Jericho" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 445352 at /blog/2019/03/19/breaking-news-chella-man-joins-the-cast-of-titans-as-jericho#comments First Look: LaMonica Garrett Suits Up as The Monitor /blog/2018/10/31/first-look-lamonica-garrett-suits-up-as-the-monitor <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: LaMonica Garrett Suits Up as The Monitor</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:02</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Well, that’s one way to get the multiverse buzzing!</p><p><a href="https://ew.com/tv/2018/10/30/arrowverse-crossover-first-look-the-monitor/?utm_term=559C5678-DC91-11E8-A503-F1EB4744363C&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_content=link&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_ew" target="_blank">EW just unveiled</a> the first image of <em>Designated Survivor’s </em>LaMonica Garrett as Mar-Novu, the powerful otherworldly figure known to DC fans the world over as the Monitor. While details are still scarce, the Monitor will play a pivotal role in this season’s crossover event, “Elseworlds.”</p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/Monitor_1st_LOOK_DV04_W2_1080x1350_5bd9fb957103b5.07463815.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 1125px;" /></p><p>The Monitor, of course, was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in the lead-up to their seminal CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, in which the character played a major role. Since then, the Monitor and his kind have appeared in all of DC’s Crisis events, including 2006’s INFINITE CRISIS and 2008’s FINAL CRISIS.</p><p>While the Arrowverse has gotten increasingly ambitious with its crossovers, frequently drawing from beloved comic book events for inspiration, bringing the Monitor into the action takes things to an entirely new level. Mar-Novu is a figure of infinite power, who, in the comics, single-handedly kept our multiverse’s destruction at bay for millennia. What role he’ll play in the #DCTV crossover is unknown, but considering the planetary destruction visible in the image behind him, it certainly seems like the stakes will be high.</p><p>“Elseworlds” promised to be plenty big even before the announcement of the Monitor. The crossover will <a href="/blog/2018/10/09/first-look-ruby-rose-as-batwoman" target="_blank">also feature the debut of Ruby Rose as Batwoman,</a> along with the first of appearance of Gotham City within the Arrowverse, <a href="/blog/2018/09/14/breaking-news-the-arrowverse-finds-its-lois-lane" target="_blank">the debut of Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane</a>, the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman (who’s been <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenAmell/status/1051891977845792768/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1051891977845792768" target="_blank">photographed in his black suit</a>), <a href="/blog/2018/09/20/arrowverse-crossover-casts-a-frightening-new-villain" target="_blank"><em>Constantine’s</em> Jeremy Davies as Dr. John Deegan</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenAmell?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1054510887242002434" target="_blank">the return of <em>The Flash’s</em> John Wesley Shipp</a>, <a href="/blog/2018/10/16/stephen-amell-and-grant-gustin-mix-things-up-in-%E2%80%9Celseworlds%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">a “Freaky Friday” moment with the Flash and Green Arrow</a> and much more.</p><p>The yearly crossover event kicks off on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST) on The CW and continues December 10<sup>th</sup> and 11<sup>th</sup> at the same time.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/the-monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-the-monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at the monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/monitor-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">monitor first look</a>, <a href="/tags/lamonica-garrett" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lamonica garrett</a>, <a href="/tags/lamonica-garrett-as-the-monitor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lamonica garrett as the monitor</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse-crossover" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse crossover</a>, <a href="/tags/elseworlds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Elseworlds</a>, <a href="/tags/elseworlds-crossover" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">elseworlds crossover</a>, <a href="/tags/elseworlds-event" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">elseworlds event</a>, <a href="/tags/supergirl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">supergirl</a>, <a href="/tags/arrow" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrow</a>, <a href="/tags/the-flash-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/flash" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Flash</a>, <a href="/tags/the-cw" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the cw</a>, <a href="/tags/crisis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Crisis</a>, <a href="/tags/crisis-on-infinite-earths" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crisis on infinite earths</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/10/31/first-look-lamonica-garrett-suits-up-as-the-monitor" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: LaMonica Garrett Suits Up as The Monitor" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:02:51 +0000 Tim Beedle 442863 at /blog/2018/10/31/first-look-lamonica-garrett-suits-up-as-the-monitor#comments DC Collectibles - Teen Titans Statues w/ George Perez & Marv Wolfman /videos/dc-collectibles-teen-titans-statues-w-george-perez-marv-wolfman <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC Collectibles - Teen Titans Statues w/ George Perez &amp; Marv Wolfman</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Visually striking on their own or displayed together as a team, the New Teen Titans multi-part statues combine to bring one of George Perez's most iconic covers to life...or not. It's entirely your choice how you'd like to display them, as we discover alongside Perez and writer Marv Wolfman in this new unboxing video! The legendary New Teen Titans creative team joins DC Collectibles Creative Director Jim Fletcher to discuss the statues, as well as their experience creating one of the most beloved superteams in comics.</p><p>For more on the New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statues: <a href="/blog/2018/10/10/dc-collectibles-brings-a-classic-teen-titans-cover-to-life" target="_blank">/blog/2018/10/10/dc-collectibles-brings-a-classic-teen-titans-cover-to-life</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/dc-collectibles-teen-titans-statues-w-george-perez-marv-wolfman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="DC Collectibles - Teen Titans Statues w/ George Perez &amp; Marv Wolfman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:08:01 +0000 Tim Beedle 442605 at /videos/dc-collectibles-teen-titans-statues-w-george-perez-marv-wolfman#comments It's Time to Discover (or Rediscover) the Teen Titans Animated Series /blog/2018/10/11/its-time-to-discover-or-rediscover-the-teen-titans-animated-series <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>It&#039;s Time to Discover (or Rediscover) the Teen Titans Animated Series</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Ashley V. Robinson</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>One of my favorite things to write about here is the Teen Titans. They are the stars of some of my favorite comic books of all time (including the <a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988/comics-series/7072?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy">NEW TEEN TITANS</a> run that was the bestselling DC comic book for eleven years). So, unsurprisingly, my all-time favorite DC animated series was the original <em><a href="/tv/teen-titans-2003-2005">Teen Titans</a></em> series that aired during the early aughts. Now, thanks to the power of DC Universe<em>, </em>this amazing show is more accessible than ever!</p><p>Unlike some of the juggernaut series (<em>Ba</em><em>tman: The Animated Series, Justice League</em>), the original <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>animated series might not have reached as many potential viewers as its hilarious successor, <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans Go! </em>So, allow me to run down all of the most amazing aspects of this phenomenal series.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/fullres-T5_5bbea08797a2f6.58145283.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 596px;" /></p><p>Firstly, you have to be impressed by the characterization. For myself and many cartoon watchers since, this is our first introduction to all of the members of the Teen Titans that aren’t Robin. This puts the series in a unique position of creating definitive versions of Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy for a generation of fans. Despite the characters never using their given names and very little about their lives outside of Titans Tower ever being addressed, they are introduced in broad strokes that immediately allow the viewers to get a handle on who they are. Then, over the course of the show’s five seasons, <em>Teen Titans</em> slowly takes their most outlandish—dare I say “cartoonish”—traits and humanizes them.</p><div><p>Here is the best example, in my humble opinion. Raven (as voice by the awesome Tara Strong), is introduced as the goth girl in the pilot episode. It’s a good shorthand and an easy way to ease the expectation of viewers about who Raven is and what types of things she might be interested in. Then, when we later learn that she is half-demon and that her powers are derivative of another darker plan, it’s not a bitter pill to swallow.</p><p>Yes, Raven is dark. Yes, Raven is moody. Her personality and interactions with her fellow teammates reflect that. For example, she has little patience for the antics of Beast Boy and Cyborg who are very self-focused and competitive. However, the classic Raven/Beast Boy romance does come into play (and I weep for happiness every time I watch it!), and we get to watch Raven come to terms with her identity as it relates to her father, Trigon, <em>an</em><em>d </em>as it relates to all of those people she surrounds herself with. She opens herself up to Beast Boy’s affection and the moment when she hugs him for the first time has become so iconic in the scope of popular culture that it’s now a very famous .gif on Twitter.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/fullres-dog7_5bbea17c9d0ce7.30242437.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 598px;" /></p><p>All of the <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>characters get this style of development that was pretty uncommon on animated shows of the era. Ultimately, it speaks to the dynamic characters and story arcs that make up the baseline of the show.</p><p><em>Teen Titans </em>was fortunate to be in a position where they had an outstanding pool of potential characters to pull from. The New Teen Titans team make up most of the young superheroes that appear throughout the show. For the most part, the legacy characters (with the exception of Robin), are left out of the show only to pop up late (Hey, Speedy! Hey, Aqualad!) and are a welcome addition when they do pop up. Not only do the strength of the characters aid the staying power of <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans, </em>but also the dynamic storylines. New Teen Titans strikes again!</p><p>Remember when I mentioned that New Teen Titans was a bestselling series? That gave the creators of the show such a great jumping off point to craft the story of these young misfits coming together and forging a superhero family.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/fullres-T1_5bbea0d3a7c559.92028601.jpg" style="width: 799px; height: 593px;" /></p><p>The second season of the show stars around newcomer to the team—Terra (!!!)—and tells a stripped-down version of <a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-The-Judas-Contract-New-Edition/digital-comic/T1774500018301?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9Db2xsZWN0ZWRFZGl0aW9ucw">THE JUDAS CONTRACT.</a> If you are reading this article, then there’s a good chance you’re pretty familiar with The Judas Contract and I’m not going to take any great pains about spoiling it here. I only want you to know that not only is The Judas Contract considered to this day to be one of the greatest Teen Titans stories to have ever been told (shout-out to Marv Wolfman and George Perez for all of their hard work on it!), but also one of the greatest comic book stories to have been told period.</p></div><p>Granted, on <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>the betrayal-driven narrative is pretty stripped down compared to the deep complexities of the original story, though it is no less riveting. It is no less tragic. When Slade Wilson (as voiced by the epic Ron Perlman) is introduced, he is sufficiently mysterious. When viewers go on to learn what an impact Deathstroke has on the larger DC comic book universe, there is no doubt that the Teen Titans were up against a spectacular foe.</p><p>There are more episodes that take on classic <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>stories:</p><ul><li>Starfire and Robin’s romance is introduced and explored​</li><li>Starfire’s history with her evil sister, Blackfire, is the focus of an especially good episode</li><li>Robin’s maturation and adopting of the Nightwing identity is explored (fun fact: Dick Grayson debuted as Nightwing in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Tales-of-the-Teen-Titans-1980-1988-44/digital-comic/T0967800445001?ref=c2l0ZS9saXN0L2Rlc2t0b3AvZ3JpZExpc3QvSXNzdWVz">TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44</a> in 1984)</li><li>Cyborg learns to embrace and understand his techno-biological existence</li></ul><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/fullres-FI3_5bbea0bd603972.98390455.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 597px;" /></p><p>These aren’t even ongoing storylines!</p><p>And if that’s not enough, I’ll let you know that the series culminates in Trigon’s return to Earth to reclaim his daughter Raven in a tremendously epic narrative that is lifted directly from the original comic book source material, and of course, it’s up to this team of silly misfit young people have to save the world.</p><p>I’m not certain if the final season of <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>is as well-known and beloved as it ought to be. By the end, the team comes together to tell a story that is in every way as epic as what <em>Jus</em><em>tice League Unlimited </em>was throwing down at the same time. <em>Tee</em><em>n Titans </em>manages all of this with a more profound sense of self-awareness and an animation style that marries both Eastern and Western traditions. Much like the comic book team from which the cartoon draws its name and inspirations, it is truly special and deserves to be revisited.</p><p>If this has sparked an interest in you to hop over to DC Universe and check out a few episodes, please let me know down in the comments section! What episodes are you watching? The stories are at our fingertips like we’ve never had them before. Teen Titans, go!</p><p><br /><em>Teen Titans is now available to stream in full on DC Universe.</em></p><p><em>Ashley V. Robinson writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and is a member of the #DCTV Couch Club. </em><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">You can find her on Twitter at </em><a href="https://twitter.com/AshleyVRobinson" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank"><em>@AshleyVRobinson</em></a><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"> and on </em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/Jawiin" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;" target="_blank"><em>the Jawiin YouTube channel.</em></a><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"> </em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans-animated-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans animated series</a>, <a href="/tags/new-teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-debut" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans debut</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-premiere" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans premiere</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans-on-dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans on dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-on-dcuniverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans on dcuniverse</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/raven" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">raven</a>, <a href="/tags/beast-boy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">beast boy</a>, <a href="/tags/starfire" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">starfire</a>, <a href="/tags/cyborg" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">cyborg</a>, <a href="/tags/terra" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">terra</a>, <a href="/tags/judas-contract" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">judas contract</a>, <a href="/tags/trigon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Trigon</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/ashley-v-robinson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ashley v. robinson</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/10/11/its-time-to-discover-or-rediscover-the-teen-titans-animated-series" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="It&#039;s Time to Discover (or Rediscover) the Teen Titans Animated Series" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley V. Robinson 442447 at /blog/2018/10/11/its-time-to-discover-or-rediscover-the-teen-titans-animated-series#comments DC Collectibles Brings a Classic Teen Titans Cover to Life /blog/2019/04/18/dc-collectibles-brings-a-classic-teen-titans-cover-to-life <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC Collectibles Brings a Classic Teen Titans Cover to Life</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amanda Levine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Some comic book covers and stories stay with you long after you’ve put them aside. These are the books that you remember for much of your life, reminiscing about them with fellow fans and introducing them to new readers…who then go on and do the same. In short, these comics last a lifetime.</p> <p>Perhaps one of the most notable of these is George Pérez and Marv Wolfman’s <a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988/comics-series/7072?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy" target="_blank">THE NEW TEEN TITANS<em>.</em></a> First published in 1980 and continuing for many years, it didn’t introduce the Teen Titans as a concept, but it did come to define it. Robin, Beast Boy (or Changeling, as he was better known then), Kid Flash, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Wonder Girl all joined forces to create this one-of-a-kind team.</p> <p>It’s a comic that many artists, writers and fans have paid tribute to, and this year, DC Collectibles is doing the same by bringing the classic issue #1 cover to life with an all new line of multi-part statues. This collection of 6-inch scale statues are sold individually and are perfect for displaying alone or combined together to recreate the classic Pérez cover.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/10-OCT/DC_Multi_Part_Teen_Titans_Full_v01900_5bbd57357c94c5.52274459.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>The idea of a “multi-part” statue is a new venture for DC Collectibles, and it’s one that is really all about giving collectors the chance to recreate an iconic comic book moment featuring a beloved group of characters. However, one of the best parts about this statue line is that you don’t necessarily have to be loyal to the original art.</p> <p>“Since this is a build statue, you can put them anywhere you want!” explained DC Collectibles creative executive director, Jim Fletcher.</p> <p>Recently, DC Collectibles was lucky enough to chat with Pérez and Wolfman, who dropped in to shoot an unboxing video with us and gave this multi-part statue their stamp of approval.</p> <p>“I love the attention to detail and the fidelity to the original cover,” praised Pérez.</p> <p>Perez’s favorite piece from the statue set was most definitely Beast Boy. “To do a mid-transformation in 3D… Wow, that is incredible!” said Pérez.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/1vYMtWNKCKM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>This multi-part statue set is the latest release from DC Collectibles that pushes the envelope of what collecting is, and offers fans something new and different to display on their shelves.</p> <p>“We’ve done a couple of lines of Titans figures throughout the years, but never really all of them together in a big group,” said Fletcher.</p> <p>Each statue comes in at an MSRP price of $80. The first two pieces, Robin and Starfire, are on sale now. Cyborg, Beast Boy, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl hit shelves this month in October, with Raven landing in stores in November. As for next year, collectors can look forward to a Bat-Family multi-part statue beginning in March with Batman.</p> <p>With this week’s debut of the hotly anticipated DC Universe series, <em>Titans</em>, the timing couldn’t be better to own a statue set like this. While the show’s take on Robin, Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire look pretty different from Pérez’s ’80s-era designs, it’s easy to imagine the show leading new fans to check out the comics…and eventually, the statues.</p> <p>Regardless of whether you’re a new or longtime fan of the Teen Titans, these new statues are a must-have. After all, everyone knows the Titans are best displayed…well, together!</p> <p><br /><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Amanda Levine writes about DC Collectibles and the DC Universe in general for DC24ֱ.com.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/teen-titans-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans</a>, <a href="/tags/new-teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/new-teen-titans-statues" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new teen titans statues</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans-statues" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans statues</a>, <a href="/tags/titans-statues" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans statues</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-collectibles" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Collectibles</a>, <a href="/tags/multi-part-statue" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">multi-part statue</a>, <a href="/tags/multi-part-statue-line" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">multi-part statue line</a>, <a href="/tags/george-perez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">George Perez</a>, <a href="/tags/marv-wolfman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marv wolfman</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/raven" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">raven</a>, <a href="/tags/starfire" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">starfire</a>, <a href="/tags/beast-boy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">beast boy</a>, <a href="/tags/cyborg" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">cyborg</a>, <a href="/tags/kid-flash" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kid flash</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-girl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder girl</a>, <a href="/tags/jim-fletcher" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jim fletcher</a>, <a href="/tags/amanda-levine" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amanda levine</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/04/18/dc-collectibles-brings-a-classic-teen-titans-cover-to-life" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="DC Collectibles Brings a Classic Teen Titans Cover to Life" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Amanda Levine 442411 at /blog/2019/04/18/dc-collectibles-brings-a-classic-teen-titans-cover-to-life#comments