Fans of DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD who are headed to C2E2 in the windy city of Chicago this April have a lot to be excited about.
DC Entertainment’s vast array of activities this year includes panels, announcements, give-aways, sponsorships, ads in the program guide, and of course, exclusives.
As you may already know, famed DC Comics artist Tony S. Daniel (ACTION COMICS) has drawn the powerful image of Superman flying over the Chicago skyline that is being used on the official C2E2 poster and in advertising.
DC Comics’ C2E2 exclusive variant covers envelop three of our most popular series! Priced at $10 each, ACTION COMICS #19 with art by Tony S. Daniel, BATMAN #17 with art by Greg Capullo, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 with art by David Finch.
The DC Collectibles C2E2 exclusives featuring Green Lantern’s Guy Gardner and Larfleeze and DC Nation’s Aardman Batman & Robin were announced earlier this month.
All of DC Entertainment’s convention exclusives are sold at the Graphitti Designs/DC Boutique at booth #818.
In addition, DC Fan Family will be sponsoring key Kid’s Day programming and DC Entertainment will be distributing an array of kids comic books to children throughout Kid’s Day on Sunday.
And if you happen to be headed to the convention at McCormick Place and you see a bus wrapped in Justice League artwork by Jim Lee, take a picture and more importantly, hop on. DC Entertainment video highlights will be playing and comic books will be handed out as you enter.
Not to mention, some of the most prominent DC Entertainment writers and artists in the industry will be appearing at the show including; local Chicagoans Brian Azzarello, Tony Daniel and Chris Burnham along with talent from across the country and, in some instances the world, including, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Justin Jordan, Pat Gleason, John Layman, Doug Mahnke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Prado, Ray Fawkes, Freddie Williams II, Art Baltazar and Franco.
Though DC Entertainment won't have a presence on the show floor, we will still be making a splash at C2E2. You can meet many of our key talent and get your comics signed in the C2E2 Autographing Area or listen to them as they take the stage during the following panels:
Friday April 26th
1:30-2:30pm DC COMICS 101
New to DC Comics? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Come by for a tutorial on the essentials of what make DC Comics one of the leading comic book publishers!
4:30-5:30pm DC Entertainment - ALL ACCESS
A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC Comic Editors as they talk all things DC! Find out what they have to share from behind-the-scenes at your favorite and most talked about comic Publisher! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents!
Saturday April 27th
12:45-1:45pm DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 is one of the most exciting events in the industry’s history! And we’re not done making news by a long shot! Come by and be a part of history as we discuss what’s coming next in this exciting time for DC Entertainment!
2:45-3:45pm DC Comics: Superman 101
The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for a panel on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with the editors and talent that bring him to life!
4:45-6:45pm Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics
Join the writers and artists behind the acclaimed and award-winning brand for a panel about the weird, the wild and the always unexpected with all-star talent!
Sunday April 28th
2:00-3:00pm ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Join DC Comics artists for a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!