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Hello DC Community!
It’s been a banner week for News, Content, and Scooby snacks. And don’t look now, but we’ve got a lot more coming your way! From an invite to join in on Scooby Dooby Doo movie fun, to an assortment of interviews, and info on our DC Originals, and related media, this week’s far from lacking in TGIF goodies.
Ready to get started? Check out this week’s list of updates below!
DC Updates & Events
SCOOBY-DOO INVITES YOU TO THE #SCOOBMOVIENIGHT PREMIERE EVENT ON TWITTER, FEATURING STARS, MUSIC, AND FUN
Friday, May 15 | 4-5 p.m. PT
Join the #SCOOBMovieNight by Following @SCOOB on Twitter
Ruh-Roh! Break out the popcorn and the chew toys, grab a comfy seat and get ready to connect with friends and family because Scooby-Doo and the whole Mystery Inc. gang are bringing the party to your house! Hosted by the big dog himself, the Twitter special event preshow for all audiences features fun Scoob moments with stars from the movie and musical guests from the album.
Follow @SCOOB on Twitter and tune in on Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m. PT
Meet the Injustice Society in the new DC’s Stargirl trailer!
Harley Quinn & Ivy get thrown into Bane’s prison, “The Pit” in the upcoming episode of DC UNIVERSE’s original animated series Harley Quinn. Watch it here.
DC UNIVERSE’s original animated series Harley Quinn and Batman: The Animated Series are featured in Men’s Health’s list of the 31 best animated TV series of all time. Read More
The second season of DC and Warner Bros. Television’s Doom Patrol will debut June 25 on DC UNIVERSE and HBO Max. Read More
DC AND SCOOBY-DOO
DC is making over 250 Scooby-Doo single issue and trade paperback comics available for fans for free to read in time for the release of the Warner Bros.’ fully animated, full-length action-adventure SCOOB! available on Premium Digital Ownership starting May 15. Starring Scooby-Doo and his friends, the issues include children-friendly selections that families can read together while staying home.
Available Friday, May 15, through the end of summer, fans can read free digital copies of Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up and Scooby-Doo!, Where Are You? to catch up on the antics of Scooby-Doo and his meddling friends at Mystery, Inc. Free Scooby-Doo comics will be available on DC UNIVERSE!
DC News - Interviews
Joker gets a new lieutenant, and Punchline is much scarier than Harley Quinn ever was. Writer James Tynion IV talks about Punchline’s origin story in The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular. Read More
With Harley Quinn #72 coming to shops and digital, writer Sam Humphries discusses the lingering impact of Sharon Quinzel’s losing battle with cancer, and why this story of grief is one Harley Quinn was born to tell. Read More
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 will feature Sgt. Rock giving the comics industry the pep talk that writer Scott Snyder himself wants to give retailers and fans, firing them up to stay strong in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Writer Scott Snyder talks about the first issue of his upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal series, the massive comic event tying together 10 years of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and others’ mega DC story. Read More
Writer Simon Spurrier and artist Bilquis Evely talk about their run on The Dreaming, and what it is like to work in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe and what they’re working on next. Read More
DC News - Other Media
Sandman, the acclaimed comic from DC and Neil Gaiman will be brought to life as an audiobook, with a star-studded cast including James McAvoy, Riz ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Andy Serkis, Michael Sheen and more.
Writer Alex Sanchez and artist Julie Maroh’s upcoming YA graphic novel, You Brought Me The Ocean, is a reimagining of Aqualad’s origin story as a coming-out romance. Check out the sneak peek here.
DC has released a trailer for its upcoming young adult graphic novel Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and acclaimed artist Leila del Luca. Watch the trailer here.
Writer Cecil Castellucci discusses crafting her Batgirl series and the future of comic cons here.
DC News - FYI
DC CONTINUES THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, The Huffington Post asked artists, writers and other creators of Asian descent for recommendations of what to read or watch to connect with AAPI community and culture. Their recommendations include DC’s graphic novel Superman Smashes the Klan written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by the Japanese art team Gurihiru.
Superman Smashes the Klan is an adaptation of the 1940s Superman radio serial Clan of the Fiery Cross. Yang was fascinated by how the original radio story had a Chinese-American family at its center, and talks about his approach to retelling the story as a comic book here. The book is also featured on Entertainment Weekly’s list of three comics to read in May.
In his prose essay-afterward, Yang uses his childhood love of Superman – and his personal experience of racism as a Chinese-American – to deliver a fascinating history of the Ku Klux Klan, the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. and the role the 1940s Superman radio show played in fighting American bigotry.
Superman Smashes the Klan is now available wherever books are sold. Pick up your copy and see how DC’s most enduring icon has inspired generations.