DC's Reboot Trailer, Harry Potter And Sketches In Today's Twitter Report

Harry PotterDC Comics isn't just trying to reach out to new readers in comics shops this year. The new trailer for their company-wide "New 52" reboot is going to be shown on TV and in movie theaters in order to appeal to wider masses. That strategy received some support in the Twitter-stream last night, though J.M. DeMatteis thought it looked dark, and Gail Simone called for rougher language.

It was a good night for sketches, too, as Phil Jimenez posted a Wonder Woman piece he made, and Cameron Stewart gave Batman a go using an iPad. Gaze upon their art and learn a thing or two about being British from Warren Ellis after the jump.

Those tweets and more ranked atop the Twitter Report for August 17, 2011.

DC trailer pt. 1: @JMDeMatteis I thought the DCU was a place filled with hope. The New 52 commercial makes the entire universe seem like Gotham City on a very bad day.

-J.M. DeMatteis, Writer ("Justice League International," "Amazing Spider-Man")

DC trailer pt. 2: @MarkAndrewSmith This DC Comics 52 Trailer could be great if they advertise comics in the movie theater and on Television.

-Mark Andrew Smith, Writer ("The Amazing Joy Buzzards," "New Brighton Archeological Society")

DC trailer pt. 3: @GailSimone @jimlee00 @Comixace The trailer is cool, but it could have used more cursing.

-Gail Simone, Writer ("Birds of Prey," "Wonder Woman")

@TedNaifeh Getting ready to que up HP5 with shouty Harry. But he's nowhere near as shouty as Dumbledore in HP4. Kept expecting him to slap the kids.

-Ted Naifeh, Writer/Artist ("Polly and the Pirates," "How Loathsome")

@Philjimeneznyc I just did a very quick sketch of Wonder Woman in her new costume. I hope @cliffchiang approves! pic.twitter.com/8i7HNLB

-Phil Jimenez, Writer/Artist ("Infinite Crisis," "Otherworld")

@cameronMstewart Sketching on iPad instagr.am/p/KfIXw/

-Cameron Stewart, Writer/Artist ("Batman and Robin," "Sin Titulo")

@andydiggle Bought my son some Alien Conquest LEGO yesterday. I might even let him play with it at some point. Once I'm done with it.

-Andy Diggle, Writer ("The Losers," "Green Arrow: Year One")

@warrenellis Englishness is not a nationalist thing. It is instead an acquired condition, in which all can share. Not unlike dysentery.

-Warren Ellis, Writer ("Planetary," "Transmetropolitan")

Be sure to follow @MTVSplashPage on Twitter for up-to-the-minute breaking news in the world of comics and movies.