Lee originally auctioned off sketches in April 2020 to help comic stores during the COVID-19-related industry shutdown that saw the shipment of physical comic books stopped. Lee’s sketches raised funds for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps employees and owners of bookstores and comic shops during unforeseen emergencies. DC also donated $250,000 to comic retailers and their employees during the pandemic. And, as reported by ICv2, DC is releasing the sketches in full color as variant covers for comics throughout April, including Batman #146, Nightwing #113, Superman #13 and more.
The Batman actor Jeffrey Wright had a heartwarming reaction to his first Academy Award nomination for American Fiction.
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY Art by JORGE JIMENEZ Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 2
BATMAN AND ROBIN #8
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by SIMONE DI MEO Cover by SIMONE DI MEO Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 9
BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #26
Written by MARK WAID Art by DAN MORA Cover by DAN MORA Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 16
BIRDS OF PREY #8
Written by KELLY THOMPSON Art by JAVIER PINA Cover by LEONARDO ROMERO Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 2
Written by TINI HOWARD Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 16
DETECTIVE COMICS #1084
Written by RAM V Art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ Cover by EVAN CAGLE Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 23
NIGHTWING #113/LEGACY #300
Written by TOM TAYLOR Art by VARIOUS Cover by BRUNO REDONDO Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 16
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL Variant Cover by JIM LEE On sale April 16
DC Reveals More of the “Trinity of Evil” This April
DC’s full list of solicitations for April brings an action-packed month of stories from the publisher. Superman and Lobo will visit the House of Brainiac while traveling across the universe on a hunt for the “Lobo Army”. The “House of Brainiac” event will begin with Action Comics #1064 and continue across Green Lantern #10, Superman #13 and Power Girl #8 before concluding on April 30 with Superman: House of Brainiac Special #1.
DC faced a serious problem in the ’40s when a lengthy court trial over Shazam/Captain Marvel’s similarity to Superman nearly cost them everything.
Earlier this year, Titans Beast World saw DC unveil the first of the “Trinity of Evil” with Amanda Waller at the center of the action. The “Trinity of Evil” is part of the Dawn of DC publishing initiative that promises to bring big storylines with major consequences for the DC Universe in 2024.
Jim Lee’s special variant covers will be released throughout the month of April by DC Comics.
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