DC COMICS DIRECT CHANNEL #815

by Jeff

DC COMICS INTRODUCES MINX WITH A SPECIAL SALES INCENTIVE ON THE PLAIN JANES

With this month’s solicitation of THE PLAIN JANES, the inaugural title from Minx, DC Comics’ new young adult graphic novel imprint, DC offers qualifying Diamond retailers full returnability on THE PLAIN JANES at a future date.

“We have a great deal of confidence in THE PLAIN JANES as a title that can sell well in all channels,” says Bob Wayne, DC’s VP — Sales. “With that in mind, we’re offering comics retailers this low-risk way to increase their orders on the title.”

Retailers may qualify for this offer as follows:

DC Comics Retailer Discount Minimum Qualifying order

35% 2 copies
40% 2 copies
50% 4 copies
52.50% 4 copies
55% 6 copies
56% 10 copies
57% 15 copies

For example, a retailer with a 50% DC Comics discount must order a minimum of 4 copies of THE PLAIN JANES to qualify for full returnability.

The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of March 8, and only in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. DC will announce the return window for this title at a date to be named later.

THE PLAIN JANES is solicited in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.

DC COMICS ANNOUNCES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TITLES:
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1

DC Comics joins the excitement of Free Comic Book Day 2007 with two titles: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1, DC’s gold-level title for this year, is all-new, all-ages Johnny DC series spinning out of the smash-hit animated series on Kids WB on the CW! In this debut issue, the Legion travels back in time for reinforcement to stop the Fatal Five from destroying Metropolis because this looks like a job for — Clark Kent?! Can six teenagers from the future help a mild-mannered teenager become the Man of Steel, or will the Fatal Five determine his destiny before it’s even begun?

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1 is a 32-page comic book written by J. Torres, with art by Chynna Clugston-Flores and a cover by Steve Uy.

DC’s silver-level title is JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer broke the JLA down in the top-selling, critically acclaimed IDENTITY CRISIS — and now he puts all the pieces back together again! The core heroes of the DC Universe, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, are back — but where do they stand with each other? Join us for this historic and unforgettable new beginning of the Justice League of America as we look at the past, present and future of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 is written by Brad Meltzer, with art by Eric Wight, Dick Giordano, Tony Harris, George Pérez, J.H. Williams III, Luke McDonnell, Paul Neary, Gene Ha, Rags Morales, Ethan Van Sciver, Kevin Maguire, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan, Jim Lee, Howard Porter & Dexter Vines, Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang, Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, and Ed Benes & Sandra Hope, and a cover by Michael Turner.

Both of these titles are solicited in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2). Retailers, please see this month’s order form for details.

DC AND VERTIGO TITLES REVIEWED IN FEBRUARY PLAYBOY

The February Playboy features a roundup review of comics from the DC Universe and Vertigo. Among them are SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY, which Scott Alexander calls, “frightfully ambitious…It is super-heroes done with integrity and without gimmick, irony or deconstruction.” On THE EXTERMINATORS, Alexander writes, “It’s creepy the way only an army of mutated cockroaches can be.” Alexander points to TESTAMENT as an example of how “Comics are at their best when used to tell stories that could not exist in any other medium.” And on THE OTHER SIDE and SCALPED, Alexander praises writer Jason Aaron’s “talent for dialogue,” which is “complemented spectacularly by R.M. Guera’s vivid pencil work.”

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