DC Comics/Vertigo Exclusive Variant Covers and Panel Schedule for C2E2

DC Comics/Vertigo is offering three exclusive variant covers for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) taking place this weekend, April 25-27.

C2E2 Variant Covers:

“Batman: Eternal #1” ($10)
Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, and John Layman with artwork by Jason Fabok, it’s the start of a Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the year to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies, and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law! This issue features the Batman 75 commemorative logo.

“Batman #29” ($10)
Illustrated by fan favorite artist Greg Capullo, the convention exclusive for “Batman #29,” written by Scott Snyder, takes the latest “Riddler” themed cover and gives it a location-specific touch: red for C2E2! The “Dark City” chapter of “Zero Year” reaches its conclusion in this amazing, extra-sized issue!

“The Sandman: Overture #1” ($15)
Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by J.H. Williams III, “The Sandman: Overture #1” has an exclusive 3D motion cover never before seen on this highly anticipated issue. You won’t want to miss out on this convention exclusive! The first issue of this new miniseries also features a stunning interior foldout displaying all of Dream’s many forms.

You can purchase the exclusive variant covers at the Graphitti Designs booth (#627), while supplies last.

The C2E2 DC Comics/Vertigo Panel line up offers behind-the-scenes and in-depth enjoyment for new readers, veteran readers, and everywhere in between. Fans can find out what’s ahead in the New 52 DCU and the Vertigo repertoire, and meet creators and artists responsible for bringing these stories to life. Superman and Batman – two of the most widely-recognized comic icons – have dedicated panels. There’s even a DC Comics 101 panel for those not quite sure where to jump in.

Friday, April 25

2:45-3:45pm DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS (Room N427)
Panelist(s): Bobbie Chase, Greg Lockard, Jim Chadwick
Talent: Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Kyle Higgins, Greg Pak, Nicola Scott, Scott Snyder, Charles Soule

At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan! Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment! Find out what some of DC’s biggest names have to share from behind-the-scenes! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!

5:30-6:30pm DC COMICS 101 (Room N426)
Panelist(s): Bobbie Chase
Moderator(s): John Cunningham

New to DC Comics? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Come by for an all-ages tutorial on the essentials of what make DC Comics one of the leading comic book publishers!

Saturday, April 26

11:00am-12:00pm DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 (Room N427)
Panelist(s): Bobbie Chase
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens, Aaron Kuder, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone

New and veteran fans alike are welcomed to be a part of history as the DC team and top-notch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics! Don’t miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!

2:45-3:45pm DC COMICS – Batman (Room N427)
Panelist(s): Bobbie Chase, Jim Chadwick
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Jason Fabok, Dustin Nguyen, Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, James Tynion IV

Batman’s crusade against the corrupt and evil has permeated across the DC Universe and beyond! Join some of the hottest creators who are behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! There has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!

5:15-6:15pm Vertigo: Defy (Room N427)
Panelist(s): Greg Lockard
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Lee Bermejo, Scott Snyder

Vertigo is back in Chicago and ready to blow your mind with trend-setting comics! From horror to mythic fiction to sci-fi and beyond, join us and see what amazing new ideas are coming your way from the imprint that’s on a mission to defy all your expectations!

Sunday, April 27

12:15-1:15pm DC COMICS – Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Room N427)
Panelist(s): Bobbie Chase
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak, Scott Snyder, Charles Soule

The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Come by for exclusive access on what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with people that bring him to life!

2:30-3:30pm DC COMICS: ART MASTERS (Room N426)
Moderator(s): Mark Chiarello
Talent: Lee Bermejo, Aaron Kuder, Nicola Scott

DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!