DC Comics Launches Historic Era of Comic Books With 52 New #1 Issues

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Yes, a little late but the website was having issues (shocker) and all that jazz.

Press Release:

DC Comics Launches Historic Era of Comic Books With 52 New #1 Issues

The World’s Greatest Super Heroes Get a Makeover as Comic Book Giant Starts Titles at #1 and Launches All Titles Digitally

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DC Comics is making history today as it relaunches its entire line of comic books with all new first issues, which, for the first time, will all be available for purchase digitally on the same day they are released in print.

The release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 officially kicks off “The New 52” as part of DC Comics’ plan to launch an entire comic book line of 52 new number one issues this fall. Written by best-selling author Geoff Johns and drawn by legendary artist Jim Lee, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 is a new beginning for the world’s greatest super hero team, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other iconic characters from the pages of DC Comics.

With “The New 52,” DC Comics’ most iconic super heroes will be presented in a younger and more contemporary way, including new costumes, characters and storylines. “The New 52” also marks a new era in digital availability for comics, as all books will launch the same day digitally with their physical counterparts. This groundbreaking initiative makes DC Comics the first major publisher to release all of its comic book titles digitally the same day as they are available in print. All new issues can be downloaded to PC, tablet or mobile devices on the Windows, iOS and Android platforms.

“For us, it’s always been about the fans and we wanted to channel all of the excitement they’ve shown by giving back with a big event,” said Dan DiDio, co-publisher, DC Entertainment. “We’re really excited about ‘The New 52’ and we think all fans – old and new – will love the journey we’re about to embark on.”

Since the historic launch was announced earlier this year, fans from around the world have been eagerly anticipating the books to get a first look at the changes in store. Comic retailers have also embraced the arrival of “The New 52.” More than 50 stores held local Midnight Madness events around the country last night to celebrate the launch and accommodate fans clamoring for the first issue.

Additional #1 titles will be available for sale every Wednesday through September 28. For more information about how to subscribe to DC Comics, visit our digital store at www.read.dccomics.com or locate a comic book shop near you.

Book Release Schedule

August 31st

— JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 3.99
— FLASHPOINT #5 3.99

September 7th

— ACTION COMICS #1 3.99
— ANIMAL MAN #1 2.99
— BATGIRL #1 2.99
— BATWING #1 2.99
— DETECTIVE COMICS #1 2.99
— GREEN ARROW #1 2.99
— HAWK AND DOVE #1 2.99
— JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 2.99
— MEN OF WAR #1 3.99
— OMAC #1 2.99
— STATIC SHOCK #1 2.99
— STORMWATCH #1 2.99
— SWAMP THING #1 2.99

September 14th

— BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 2.99
— BATWOMAN #1 2.99
— DEATHSTROKE #1 2.99
— DEMON KNIGHTS #1 2.99
— FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #1 2.99
— GREEN LANTERN #1 2.99
— GRIFTER #1 2.99 2.24
— LEGION LOST #1 2.99
— MISTER TERRIFIC #1 2.99
— RED LANTERNS #1 2.99
— RESURRECTION MAN #1 2.99
— SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2.99
— SUPERBOY #1 2.99

September 21st

— BATMAN #1 2.99
— BIRDS OF PREY #1 2.99
— BLUE BEETLE #1 2.99
— CAPTAIN ATOM #1 2.99
— CATWOMAN #1 2.99
— DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 2.99
— GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 2.99
— LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 2.99
— NIGHTWING #1 2.99
— RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 2.99
— SUPERGIRL #1 2.99
— WONDER WOMAN #1 2.99

September 28th

— ALL STAR WESTERN #1 3.99
— AQUAMAN #1 2.99
— BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #1 2.99
— BLACKHAWKS #1 2.99
— FLASH #1 2.99
— FURY OF FIRESTORM #1 2.99
— GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #1 2.99
— I VAMPIRE #1 2.99
— JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 2.99
— SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1 2.99
— SUPERMAN #1 2.99
— TEEN TITANS #1 2.99
— VOODOO #1 2.99

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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