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Wonder Woman Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Wonder Woman Collection

Today is Wonder Woman Day, and it’s not just any Wonder Woman day, it’s the 80th anniversary of everyone’s favorite amazonian. A new badass merch collection, personally designed alongside Wonder Woman’s very own, Gal Gadot, is launching to celebrate the momentous occasion.

In collaboration with Represent, the entertainment industries premiere merch partner, DC Comic and Warner Bros, award-winning actress Gal Gadot created the limited-edition collection titled, “80 Years of Wonder,” to honor a new era of Wonder Woman and offers fans of all ages a way to embody Wonder Woman’s qualities of strength, truth, courage and compassion, all with her signature style. 

The 80 Years of Wonder collection includes seven unique designs including tees ($29.99), hoodies ($49.99),  hats ($24.99), wristbands ($24.99), and a poster ($$24.99), featuring some of Gal Gadot’s favorite poses from the recent theatrical releases with contemporary illustrations featuring the iconic red, blue and gold color scheme. In addition to the merch capsule collection, to commemorate the momentous 80th anniversary occasion, Wonder Woman is being inducted into the Comic-Con Character Hall of Fame. She will be the third inductee alongside her Justice League colleague, Batman, and video game celeb, PAC-MAN. The virtual induction ceremony will allow fans from all over the world to watch the festivities online on Wonder Woman Day. 

This is one of many partnerships between Represent and Warner Brothers, who recently collaborated for the highly successful cast collection for FRIENDS The Reunion merch. The Wonder Woman collection represents a continuation of intentional collaborations in conjunction with talent, to create a more authentic and engaging product experience for fans. 

The 80 Years of Wonder collection is exclusively available at Represent for one month only from October 21st, 2021 through November 27th 2021.

Women Comic Artists are Here #VISIBLEWOMEN

by: Jamia Garrett

On August 5th, 2021 thousands of women took to twitter to share their art portfolios with potential clients and the public using the hashtag #VISIBLEWOMEN. Originally, the tag was targeted at sequential artists by Kelly Sue DeConnick, to shed light to the fact that women in comic art are present in the world and are doing an amazing job at it. The hashtag eventually grew to include women from all artistic fields making the tag a space for creative women from all backgrounds to share pieces themselves to grow their audience. The comic art industry, like so many others is typically a cis-male dominated space with women instead making up a large percentage of children’s and YA graphic novels.

This hashtag was an act of protest due to the fact that women in this field are often overlooked and underrepresented. They are instead passed over for their male counterparts and, like in any field, paid significantly less. In 2018, from July-December both Marvel and DC Comics ran a study on their credited creators. During those months DC Comics released 391 new comics. Only 17.2% of the credited staff were women. Marvel Comics released 486 new comics with only 16.3% of their credited creators being women. These percentages don’t include the considerably small amount of non-Binary creators included.

It doesn’t help that people in this field are freelancers. This means they don’t have to be provided healthcare by the companies they’re freelancing for. Women freelancers with extensive resumes are often overlooked for males with half of their experience leading women to pursue different revenue streams in addition to their comic art. The harassment is another factor which alienates women from keeping a career in comics. Women in the industry have been harassed out of jobs by their peers and by “fans” of those comics determined to keep the industry from evolving. There are noted examples of this happening in major comic companies. There have even been allegations of sexual abuse by men of power in the industry.

Ms. Marvel writer Willow Wilson previously spoke about how hard it was for women to gain professional experience. She said there was a “casting couch” atmosphere to navigating the industry if you were a woman, while men had a very different experience. Men were submitted to the regular trials of networking, knowing the right people and having an ounce of talent.

Historically women with big roles have even been blocked out from conversations in and about the industry. Marie Severin, for example, played a vital part in shaping Marvel Comics into what it is today and still felt left out of conversations while in meetings with men. She acknowledged the “boys club” exists, even in this trade. Marie started out her career as a colorist for EC Comics where it was said by her male peers that she kept the sexualization of female characters from going too far. While there, she was known for using one color on a page, a technique used to put emphasis on the action in a scene that is still used today.

The first documented piece of published sequential art was done by Rose O’Neil in 1896. It was added to a book done by cartoonist Trina Robbins, a notable founder of the underground comic scene who made it her mission to uncover buried women cartoonists. While men were away during WWII women were able to work as comic artists, writing adventure and romance comics only to be replaced by men as they returned home from the war. This erased the legacy that so many women had built for themselves and in some, if not most, cases reduced them to housewives.  Trina Robbins was also openly critical of the sexualization of women in comic production. She’s noted for criticizing work done by Robert Crumbs, being one of few to comment on his choice to display sexual violence against women in a joking manner.

Bottom line, we need this representation in the comic and art world. When women are left out it leads to men being the voice in the room and the unrealistic portrayals of women in them. #VISIBLEWOMEN is encouraging all women to be seen in a space that celebrates and acknowledges their contributions to the art world. With the hashtag animators, 2D artists, concept artists, jewelry makers, and others have the potential to be scouted for their talent and to shape the future of art. This hashtag is part of a longer and deeper legacy for inclusion in the art world. Women make up just about half of comic fans and less than a quarter of women are employed by major comic companies today.

Drawing your Dreams illustration by Mina Tocalini

DC Dream Drawings

Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and DC  announced they will be offering ‘The Sandman’ fans the opportunity to have their wildest dreams come to life through their new campaign, ‘Drawn from The Dreaming’. The campaign launched nationally to consumers on July 8.

Through July 25, fans of ‘The Sandman’ are invited to submit a description of a memorable dream at drawnfromthedreaming.com or via a mobile phone at 515-SANDMAN(515-726-3626), a hotline narrated by creator Neil Gaiman who serves as fans’ guide through the ‘Drawn from The Dreaming’ experience. Selected fan-submitted dreams will be illustrated by a top DC artist, possibly one of the original artists from the graphic novels.

Dream drawings will be featured in an Instagram dream gallery, @DrawnFromTheDreaming, and fans will be tagged in their customized artwork. Everyone who submits a dream will be rewarded with an exclusive free audio episode from ‘The Sandman’, including a brief overview of the story so far, told by Neil Gaiman himself, only on Audible.

Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Neil Gaiman, who serves as creative director and co-executive producer, ‘The Sandman’ Audible Original features a powerhouse cast led by James McAvoy and includes Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Bebe Neuwirth, Michael Sheen, Andy Serkis, and more. The first installment of the multi-part original audio drama series is set for release on July 15 on Audible.

Artists include: ‘The Sandman’ original illustrators Kelley Jones and Colleen Doran, and DC artists Mike Allred, Aaron Campbell, Max Fiumara, Tom Fowler, Tony Harris, Teddy Kristiansen, Domo Stanton, Matt Wagner and more.

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FOREVER 21 × DC COMICS

The Forever 21 x DC Comics  collection includes an array of men’s and women’s product from  edgy superhero sweatshirts to caped crusader ensembles, that will make anyone feel like a crime-fighting action star.

These heroic styles offer ordinary people the chance to be SUPER and dress up like their all-time favorite heroes, even if it isn’t quite Halloween yet. Showcasing heroic designs that relate to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, these fierce clothing items will surely make anyone who wears them feel like they can do the impossible.

We are beyond excited to partner with DC Comics to celebrate 80 years of Batman. The concept and design for this collection was inspired by everything from abstract comic book prints seen on the runway to bold, trendy streetwear. The collection is a mix of fashion-forward silhouettes paired with DC’s iconic retro comic book art. Also included within the assortment is our own version of cosplay – with a twist. We designed into some of our best selling bodysuits and sets for a fun, but, wearable take on the spooky season. – Forever 21

The #F21xDCComics collection will be available online and at Forever 21 stores nationwide retailing from $14.99 to $49.99 on October 3rd, 2019. 

SPIDER-MAN

Spider-Man Hits a Milestone in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!

The epic 56-page issue hits comic shops this February!

He’s a staple of the Marvel Universe, and this February, Peter Parker’s legacy will be honored with a milestone issue in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!

A celebration of the Spider-Man legacy, PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 follows the reveal of Peter Parker’s true identity as he goes up against the Tinkerer in what promises to be his biggest challenge yet! It’s a Mighty Marvel story worthy of a 56 page epic as the webslinger is joined in his fight by several Marvel heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Heart, Hawkeye, Wasp and more!

“We don’t take important issue numbers like #300 for granted,” teased executive editor Nick Lowe. “In this issue, Chip and Adam not only tie together all the threads they’ve laid down over the last year, but twist and turn you bigger than you thought possible and tee up the next arc that EVERYONE will be talking about.”

Don’t miss PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300, coming to comic shops this February!

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300

MOST WANTED Part 4

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

On-Sale 2/28/17 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2017 MARVEL

DC Brings New Age Of Heroes To New York Comic Con 2017

DC BRINGS THE NEW AGE OF HEROES TO NEW YORK COMIC CON 2017


Geoff Johns’ DOOMSDAY CLOCK Panel, Moderated by Lev Grossman, to be Streamed Live on Friday, 6 pm ET


Earth M, DARK NIGHTS: METAL and DC’s Master Class Headline Panels as the Massive DC Booth Gets a Justice League Takeover


DC All Access to Broadcast Live from New York Comic Con, Bringing Fans All the Action Straight from the DC Booth!

DC Entertainment returns to New York Comic Con with an expansive schedule of panels, talent signings and celebrations highlighting DC’s iconic characters, best-selling titles, and the most acclaimed writers and artists in the industry. Taking place Oct. 5-8 at the Jacob Javits Center, DC’s massive booth in the South Concourse (#1915) will be ­­­the epicenter of New York Comic Con for can’t-miss fan activities, along with must-see costumes and props from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film Justice League, never-before-seen items from DC Collectibles and more.

New for NYCC 2017, the DC booth will also serve as home base for DC All Access, DC’s original digital series. Friday through Sunday from 3-5 pm ET, DC All Access will bring fans a packed program of live broadcast segments featuring more up-to-the-minute news, exclusives and talent interviews than ever before! Fans can catch all the action live on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel and on the DC Comics Facebook page.

The DC booth will have everything the superhero fan needs to make their convention experience complete; guaranteed to have fans’ cell phone cameras flashing and social media feeds updating all weekend long, the costumes of Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Justice League will be on display.

Nearby in the hall’s Crystal Palace, attendees will find an in-depth sneak peek of the HTC Vive version of the Justice League VR: Join the League – New York Comic Con Edition, a film-themed virtual reality experience. Users will be able to use the HTC Vive’s controllers for an enhanced version of the Super Hero simulations.

Always a huge hit with fans, DC’s popular interactive green screen experience returns to DC’s NYCC booth. Throughout the weekend, fans can take home their own photo souvenir from the DC universe, whether they “get their cape on” with DC Super Hero Girls, celebrate the 25th anniversaries of HARLEY QUINN or Batman: The Animated Series, unite with the cast of Justice League to save the world or explore the terrors of the Dark Multiverse with the evil Batmen of DARK NIGHTS: METAL.

For fans of the smash-hit video game Injustice 2, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will have demo stations in the booth to test their fighting game prowess. And no convention experience is complete without plenty of giveaway items to fill up that swag bag! DC will provide fans with plenty of free sampler comic books and catalogs, posters, pins, temporary tattoos, masks and more!

New products spotlighting the Justice League film, Batman and DC Super Hero Girls will be seen for the very first time at NYCC, courtesy of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. It’s a sure bet that any fan will want them for their very own, so DC’s giving them a chance to enter a sweepstakes in the booth to win all of the items on display.

DC’s panels will dive into acclaimed new titles, reveal exciting announcements and showcase some of the most celebrated talent in comics:

The official countdown to the most anticipated series in comics kicks off with New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns at the DC DOOMSDAY CLOCK panel. Moderated by TIME magazine book critic and celebrated author Lev Grossman (The Magicians), this panel features a rare look at the incredible art from Johns’ longtime collaborator Gary Frank as this 12-issue series brings the DC and Watchmen universes together for the first time. This can’t-miss panel also will reveal pages from the debut issue before it hits shelves on November 22, with Johns and Grossman discussing in depth how it all began. Fans not attending the con will also have the opportunity to learn about what Johns and company have in store, as the panel will be streamed live to the DC YouTube channel and the DC Comics Facebook page. Friday 6:00 pm, Main Stage.

The best-selling team behind DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, will share what’s to come in the series currently rocking the industry at the DC Metal/New Age of DC Heroes panel. Joining them will be contributors to the New Age of DC Heroes: writers Steve Orlando, Justin Jordan, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti and Joshua Williamson will discuss not only the secrets of the Dark Multiverse, but some of the all-new heroes spinning out of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, creating even more excitement in the DC Universe! Friday 2:45 pm, Room 1A21

Comics fans will get the singular experience of witnessing group industry legends discuss their newest projects for DC at the DC Master Class panel. DC Publisher Dan DiDio hosts an informal discussion with fan-favorite visual storytellers Andy Kubert, Tony S. Daniel, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr. Saturday 5:15 pm, Room 1A24

Celebrate Milestone Media, the groundbreaking imprint known for diversity and representation, when The Return of Milestone’s Dakota Universe and the Launch of Earth M takes center stage. The panel will include producer/director Reginald Hudlin and Milestone Media’s co-founders Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle, who will discuss the debut of Earth M, along with Kyle Baker, Ken Lashley, Alice Randall, Greg Pak and DC Publisher Jim Lee. Special guest Robert Kirkman will also be on hand to get fans reacquainted with the heroes of the Dakota-verse, with an inside look at an episode of Kirkman’s upcoming AMC documentary series, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, spotlighting Milestone and its impact on comic book storytelling. Thursday 4:00 pm, Room 1A21

Kick off the con with DC publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio for DC’s Meet the Publishers panel. Be there to hear breaking news and some of the biggest con announcements straight from the publishers, along with an inside scoop on the New Age of DC Heroes, DC Universe, Vertigo, DC’s Young Animal, MAD and more. Thursday 1:30 pm, Room 1A21

The Dark Knight returns to Gotham City for the DC Batman panel. With a lineup of Bat-talent including Tom King, Cully Hamner, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tony Patrick, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, find out why the iconic superhero is hotter than ever and see what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective. Saturday 1:30 pm, Room 1A06

DC’s innovative, genre-bending imprint and “Comics for Dangerous Humans” will join together at the DC Vertigo/DC’s Young Animal panel. Featuring John Ridley, Nick Derington, Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, Tim Seeley, Si Spurrier, Magdalene Visaggio, Joshua Williamson and more, this fascinating panel will explore some of the most revolutionary titles in comics today. Saturday 12:15 pm, Room 1A24

MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of one) is dumber than ever! Join MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano at the Mad About MAD panel, along with a host of the magazine’s greatest talent—Nick Meglin, Teresa Parkhurst, Tom Richmond, Richard Williams, plus a few surprises—in a celebration of MAD’s history of hilarious humor and satire. Friday 12:30 pm, Room 1A21

Home to the most iconic characters and pop culture history, the DC Universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. At the DC Universe panel, discover what’s to come with the writers and artists bringing these celebrated characters to life, including Mirka Andolfo, Juan Ferreyra, Jorge Jimenez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Orlando, Tim Seeley, Dan Sampere and more! Sunday 11:00 am, Room 1A24

The Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio panel returns! Led by DiDio, get an inside look at how some of DC’s biggest names, including Cecil Castellucci, Keith Giffen, Yanick Paquette, Benjamin Percy, John Semper Jr., Rob Williams and Joshua Williamson, broke into comics to create new adventures for DC’s iconic heroes. Sunday 2:45 pm, Room 1A21

Graphitti Designs will once again carry highly collectible, exclusive variant comic books available for NYCC attendees only, both in the DC booth and their own booth in the main exhibit hall (Booth #1744).
Check out the DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels, a schedule of signings, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC All Access. The app is available as a free download at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

About DC Entertainment: 

DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.