Taschen has just published a giant tome (that’s the only word I can think of to describe this book) chronicling the history of DC Comics. I saw a copy at the comic shop and this thing is massive.

From DC’s The Source:

It’s finally here! Clocking in at nearly 15 pounds and with 720 pages, this is a whopper of a book, and it’d have to be, to contain as much of the rich history that is so integral to DC Comics.

As you know, in honor of DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition that the Man of Steel himself might have trouble lifting. The book’s pages — which feature over 2,000 images, including covers, interiors, original illustrations, photos, film stills and more –are reproduced using the latest technology to bring DC’s iconic stories, characters and creators to life like they’ve never been seen before.

And if anyone’s well versed in the history of DC, it’s the book’s writer — Paul Levitz, former DC Comics Publisher and current LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and ADVENTURE COMICS scribe. Paul’s in-depth essays trace the history of DC Comics, from its pulpy beginnings to the modern era.

The book also features massive fold-out timelines and an in-depth appendix that includes bios on artists, writers, editors, publishers and actors — what more info do you need? Not much, I’d hope. 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING is on sale today.

@RayCarsillo interviews the legendary Jim Shooter.  Jim has been directly and indirectly responsible for so many comics it boggles the mind.

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When Denny O’Neil started working for DC Comics, Julie Schwartz was already an established figure in the editorial department.  Working together they reinvigorated Green Lantern and Green Arrow.  Here O’Neil talks about first meeting Schwartz and the ensuing relationship and comics they had together.

When Denny O’Neil met Julie Schwartz from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

From DC’s The Source blog:

This is the cover of the first full feature dedicated to Commissioner Gordon you will see during 2011 on Detective Comics. That’s right, the back-up features will disappear after #873 to become full feature every 3-4 issue of Jock’s Batman feature. In Scott’s master plan, the Commissioner Gordon story is strictly correlated to what happens in the Batman story, so we thought this was the best way to get the two storylines run to parallel while still adapting to the new 20 pages format.

As always I try to do, I wanted this cover to reflect a bit the story inside issue 874, so I asked Scott for a brief synopsis and for what he would like to see on the cover. Once acquired that info, I produced the 2 layouts you see here. Everyone at DC loved the first concept (which was my favorite too) but we wanted to make sure there was some of the elements of the second concept too (the search in the woods). So I added some foliage to the insert image with the doll and voila’, you got the cover you saw yesterday.

Little trivia: the eye missing from the doll and ending up as something the kid is toying with was something I came up while working on the final inks (concept and pencils had the doll with both eyes and the kid just playing with a stick)

Hope you guys enjoy it and don’t forget to pick up Detective #871 at the end of November