DC Releases

DC Releases was a monthly promotional newsletter published by DC Comics from 1984–1988.

BackgroundEdit

DC Releases was a replacement for DC's previous promotional newsletter, Coming Attractions,[1][2] and ran for 48 issues. In 1988, it was replaced by Direct Currents.[3]

The format of DC Releases was a four-page, 8.5" by 11" pamphlet, similar to Coming Attractions.[1] It was printed in black and white (although early issues would use a color surprint), on white (and later, color) paper. The first page featured a story about one or more DC Comics titles being released that month. The other three pages would contain additional articles and a list of that month's new releases. For several issues, DC Releases contained interviews with DC staff, conducted by Lynn Vannucci. Each issue was distributed free of charge by local comic book shops.

List of issuesEdit

No. Cover Date Cover Story Notes
1 June 1984 Blue Devil ongoing series
2 July 1984 Sun Devils maxi-series
3 August 1984 New Teen Titans vol. 2 and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3 deluxe format series
4 September 1984 Jemm, Son of Saturn maxi-series
5 October 1984 Superman #400 (anniversary issue) and The Superman #400 Portfolio
6 November 1984 New Gods vol. 2 #6 (the conclusion to the New Gods storyline)
7 December 1984 Spanner's Galaxy mini-series Jenette Kahn interview
8 January 1985 Jonni Thunder AKA Thunderbolt mini-series Len Wein interview
9 February 1985 V ongoing series Julius Schwartz interview
10 March 1985 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe maxi-series Neal Pozner interview
11 April 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths maxi-series Alan Moore interview
12 May 1985 The Shadow War of Hawkman mini-series Bob Rozakis interview
13 June 1985 Ambush Bug mini-series Joe Orlando interview
14 July 1985 Red Tornado mini-series Judy Fireman interview
15 August 1985 Green Lantern vol. 2 #191 (the identity of the Predator)
16 September 1985 Hex ongoing series
17 October 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (the death of Supergirl)
18 November 1985 The Outsiders ongoing series
19 December 1985 Me and Joe Priest graphic novel
20 January 1986 'Mazing Man ongoing series
21 February 1986 Booster Gold ongoing series
22 March 1986 Deadman vol. 2 mini-series
23 April 1986 Secret Origins vol. 2 ongoing series
24 May 1986 Electric Warrior ongoing series
25 June 1986 Blue Beetle ongoing series
26 July 1986 Metalzoic graphic novel
27 August 1986 Angel Love maxi-series
28 September 1986 Watchmen maxi-series
29 October 1986 The Man of Steel mini-series
30 November 1986 Legends mini-series and crossover
31 December 1986 Cosmic Boy mini-series
32 January 1987 Superman vol. 2, The Adventures of Superman, and Action Comics ongoing series
33 February 1987 Wonder Woman vol. 2 ongoing series
34 March 1987 Captain Atom ongoing series; Detective Comics #572 (50th anniversary issue)
35 April 1987 The Spectre vol. 2 ongoing series
36 May 1987 Justice League ongoing series
37 June 1987 The Flash vol. 2 ongoing series
38 July 1987 Doctor Fate mini-series
39 August 1987 Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters mini-series
40 September 1987 Silverblade maxi-series
41 October 1987 The Doom Patrol vol. 2 ongoing series
42 November 1987 Slash Maraud mini-series
43 December 1987 Sonic Disruptors maxi-series
44 January 1988 Millennium maxi-series and crossover
45 February 1988 Millennium maxi-series and crossover; Green Arrow vol. 2 ongoing series
46 March 1988 Blackhawk vol. 2 mini-series
47 April 1988 The Weird mini-series; Legion of Super-Heroes' 30th anniversary (Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3 #45, Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes mini-series, and Secret Origins vol. 2 #25)
48 May 1988 Action Comics #600 (anniversary issue) and Superman: The Earth Stealers one-shot

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kupperberg, Paul (December 1, 2015). "Obscurities: DC Coming Attractions". Kupps.malibulist.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ DC Releases #1, p. 1
  3. ^ DC Releases #48, p. 4