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