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How would you describe the concept of Wednesday Comics?

The base concept is from when you were a kid and you read the Sunday funnies on your living room floor: Charlie Brown, Dick Tracy and all those great old strips. It’s sort of taking that Sunday funnies format and updating it with all of DC’s great characters--Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman—and involving some of the great creators who are working in the industry today, guys like Neil Gaiman, Paul Pope and Joe Kubert.

How are you going to package this for sale?

The publication size is 14” x 20” so it’s really oversize. It will be shipped folded twice so it folds down to the size of a traditional American comic book.

Do you know what it’s going to be priced at?

They haven’t locked it in yet, but it will probably be the price of a regular comic book.

That's quite a range these days, isn't it?

Yeah.

Do you know when the first issue is actually coming out?

First week in July--it will be in stores in the first week in July.

http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14627.html

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WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4

In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!

WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28” x 20” tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14” x 20” page.

Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:

• BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso

• ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)

• METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)

• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze

• DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock

• KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)

• SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)

• WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)

• GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)

• TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway

• SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)

• HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)

• SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert

• THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl

• METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”, with the first issue set to reach stores on July 8.

Issue #1 on sale July 8; Issue #2 on sale July 15; Issue #3 on sale July 22; Issue #4 on sale July 29 • 1-4 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090420-dc-...icitations.html

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Wow, those images, those creative teams - I have to have these somehow.

There's a brief about these in USA Today today. Not much new information for us, but they revealed that the entire run of Superman "Wednesday Comics" will be included in the USA Today each Wednesday. That's freaking huge.

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Wow, those images, those creative teams - I have to have these somehow.

There's a brief about these in USA Today today. Not much new information for us, but they revealed that the entire run of Superman "Wednesday Comics" will be included in the USA Today each Wednesday. That's freaking huge.

Now that is how you market comic books. Hear that, Mr. Quesada?

I don't give a shit about eleven billion press releases that all say the same thing. Having a Superman comic in USA Today is bigger than just about everything that Marvel has done ever.

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So these come out today, I guess. The first Superman strip is in USA Today and it looks fucking AWESOME. I mean, it's really incredible. Someone on DC's marketing staff got a huge raise today.

The comic is teased in the skybox on the front page and then again on the Life cover. Then it takes the whole page inside. Like Dread said, "now that is how you market comic books."

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