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Tom King, Mitch Gerads and Doc Shaner's Strange Adventures Gets a 17+ Black Label

Tom King, Mitch Gerads and Doc Shaner's Strange Adventures Gets a 17+ Black Label

DC's new maxiseries Strange Adventures, by writer Tom King and artists Mitch Gerads and Evan "Doc" Shaner, was solicited with a standard DC Comics label. However, it has now been redesignated a DC Black Label Ages with a 17+ content descriptor on its card stock covers. DC Comics want retailers and readers to see this […]

Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

Dan DiDio Promises No More Lateness For Black Label

To be fair, Batman: Damned Book One came out on time. But a certain issue with the Batpenis meant that subsequent issues of the series had to be redrawn, delaying the comic by months. And it was a pattern that seemed to set in, with multiple Black Label titles being on the late side, and […]

Jason Badower Replaces Mike Mayhew on Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #3

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity is a popular Black Label title for DC Comics but, as with many of them, it has suffered from lateness. With only two issues of the planned nine have been published, the series has seen orders cancelled and resolicited. And with issue 3, it appears that there may be some creative changes […]

DC Comics to Call the Batman Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

Starting with comic books solicited for January 2020, DC Comics introduces the term Prestige Plus. It's a new name for DC Comics' periodical format with square binding and card stock covers that measure approximately 8.5" by 10.875". Periodicals that fit the Prestige Plus format would include the first such volume, Batman Damned, as well as […]

Tom King Should Write a DC Black Label Book

Tom King's a Real Bastard – and Why He Should Write a DC Black Label Book

Batman kills babies. Tom King makes people cry. And if they're not crying, they're definitely feeling something. At New York Comic Con last weekend, the line to meet Tom King stretched across all of Artist Alley. (Those people had to buy something from his booth to earn their spot in line.) So just why hasn't […]

Cliff Chiang, Writing, Drawing, Colouring, Lettering New DC Black Label Comic

The Image Comics panels celebrating the recently-concluded series Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, may not have meant to make news for DC Comics. I'm sure that's the last thing moderator, and publisher of Image Comics, Eric Stephenson had on his mind. But you never know where the conversation will go. Anyway, […]

DC Officially Rebrands, Dropping Vertigo

DC Officially Rebrands, Closes Vertigo, Renames Zoom and Ink

Confirming the story that Bleeding Cool broke, DC Comics has officially announced that they will rebrand in 2020, "sunsetting" the Vertigo imprint along with DC Zoom and DC Ink, putting all of their publishing efforts into three brands from now on: DC, DC Kids, and DC Black Label. The brands will be divided by target […]

That New Sean Gordon Murphy Series is Actually Batman: Curse of the White Knight

After fooling the comic book media including Bleeding Cool's own Rumourmonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston into believing DC was about to launch a new Azrael series, Sean Gordon Murphy has revealed that the image he was teasing yesterday was only a part of a larger teaser for his sequel to Batman: White Knight. Asked for comment, Johnston […]

Sneak Peek Inside DC Black Label's Batman: Damned and Superman: Year One

At the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics has lots to talk about and show off. Including a sneak peek inside some of their upcoming Black Label titles. Such as the oversized Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo… Superman: Year One by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr… But […]

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DC Comics' Black Label Line Won't Launch for ECCC

It's been a good week for Bleeding Cool in terms of confirmations. Stories such as Ta-Nehisi Coates on Captain America from June last year, Jason Aaron on Avengers from July,  Nick Spencer on Amazing Spider-Man from July, and Ryan Ottley from this January. Then there are more recent stories such as Donny Cates on Venom and […]