July 8-12 is DC Comics™ Days, a celebration of the creators of a pantheon of massively popular characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash, as well as superhero teams the Justice League, the Watchmen, and the Teen Titans. Come on in to your local Barnes & Noble to enjoy the following giveaways, special offers, and events—all in-store only. Cosplay is welcomed!
- DC Entertainment™ Graphic Novels Essentials and Chronology 2015 Catalogs (limited time offer, while supplies last)
- DC Comics™ Young Gotham posters (limited time offer, while supplies last)
- DC Comics™ Young Gotham comic samplers (limited time offer, while supplies last)
Buy two DC Comics Graphic Novels, get a third FREE! Offer is good in stores and online from July 8 to July 12. And be sure to check out our newly-expanded graphic novel and manga section in stores.
NOOK Newsstand Special Offer:
Buy ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY in Barnes & Noble stores, and get the NOOK edition of the 2015 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Comic-Con Special Issue FREE.
Events may include trivia contests, DC Comics™ cosplay, Superhero Storytime, Bat-stache crafting, DC Comics™ drawing demonstrations, LEGO group builds, and a DC Comics™ collectibles showcase. Call your local Barnes & Noble for details. And while you’re in the store, be sure to enter our Costume Contest! For complete details and official rules, click here.
If you’re looking to bolster your DC collection, here are are top recommendations for gritty, funny, and even preppy graphic novels and movies.
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Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy (The New 52), by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher, and Karl Kerschel
Gotham City trains a new generation of heroes in this off-beat Batman spinoff. Set at über-prestigious Gotham Academy, this book stars the adventurous Olive Silverlock, her best friend “Maps” Mizoguchi, and a whole crew of friends and frenemies as they navigate the tricky prep-school social scene while investigating secret societies, super-villains, and ghosts that roam the halls. The long, weird history of Gotham is a backdrop, but this story of mystery that stalks the halls of a private school has as much in common with Harry Potter as with traditional Batman tales.
Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside (The New 52), by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr
There’s not much room for fun in grim, brooding Gotham City. That’s why Batgirl is such a breath of fresh air. Barbara Gordon is a young, tech-savvy superhero with a hip new costume and a knack for using computers and social media (along with major butt-kicking skills) to stop crime in Gotham’s super-trendy Burnside community. When she’s not out protecting the people, she’s got classes and dates to worry about, but also a whole new crew of friends to help keep her grounded. Batgirl is smart and fun for readers of any age, with plenty of drama and superhero action.
Grayson Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral (The New 52), by Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin, and Tom King
When Dick Grayson was adopted by Bruce Wayne, he became the first and most famous Robin. Later, stepping out from Batman’s shadow, he became Nightwing. Now, his secret identity revealed to the world, he’s believed dead, without a costume or mask to hide behind. This book has Grayson going undercover within the mysterious spy organization Spyral. He’s on his own, and it’s a whole new world of spy-vs-spy action for the original kid sidekick.
Batman: Earth One Vol. 2, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
The long-awaited second volume of this Bat-centric series pits the Caped Crusader against the twin threats of the Riddler and Killer Croc as he fights for the safety of Gotham. The Earth One graphic novels take familiar superheroes and re-invent them with the help of fan-favorite creators; the first volume of Batman: Earth One was a bold re-imagining.
The Flash, Vol. 1: Move Forward, by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Thanks to his super-cool TV series, The Flash is back in a big way. He’s not just tearing up TV screens, though: the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have been chronicling the ongoing adventures of Central City’s Scarlet Speedster in the pages of his own book, and doing it with a zippy style and some amazing art. In this first volume, Barry Allen faces the menace of new super-villain Mob Rule, a guy who can be everywhere at once. To save his city from chaos, the Flash will have to run harder and think faster than ever before.
Man of Steel
D.C.’s movie universe begins here, with a gritty, action-packed reboot that gives us a Superman for a new millennium, while setting the stage for cinematic adventures to come. Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent, born on Krypton and a survivor of the doomed planet. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one: Michael Shannon’s General Zod discovers that Clark is concealing the vessel that will allow him to create a new race of Kryptonians under his own merciless rule, and he’ll happily kill everyone on Earth to get what he wants. Only one man has any hope of stopping Zod, but is Clark ready to give up his human life to be Super?
Batman: The Second Season—Part Two
Fear not, citizen! If grim-and-gritty isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Gotham City. Newly restored and remastered, the funny, campy, deeply weird Batman series from the ’60s has never looked or sounded better. With their wits and an amazing array of Bat-gadgets, Adam West and Burt Ward are facing down some of the most dastardly and iconic criminals imaginable. The usual suspects are all here: Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman, alongside a who’s who of TV legends as guest villains. Let’s just hope Aunt Harriet doesn’t catch on.