DC Comics launching Walmart-exclusive 100-page monthly anthology comics

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The comics - which will launch with four titles this July - will be a mix of new content mixed with recent and classic DC Comics content. These will be available only in Wal-Mart retail locations. DC Comics has more:

Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers
with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History
Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens and Tim Seeley
12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis
to Follow in September

This summer, Walmart shoppers will receive a personal invitation to discover the lore behind their favorite DC experiences as DC Entertainment announced today that a series of “giant” monthly comics will be sold exclusively in more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores around the country.

Available for $4.99, each 100-page anthology features all-new stories written exclusively for these books by some of DC’s top creative talents, including Tom King (BATMAN, MISTER MIRACLE, HEROES IN CRISIS), Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND), Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, THE MAN OF STEEL), Andy Kubert (NEW CHALLENGERS) and others. Each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes.

Each of the four titles – SUPERMAN GIANT, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT, BATMAN GIANT and TEEN TITANS GIANT – will arrive in stores by July 1. Beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later.

“We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.”

The debut title lineup includes:

Superman Giant No. 1
“Endurance” by Jimmy Palmiotti and Tom Derenick (Original Superman story)
“Meet the Terrifics, Part 1” by Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis (Reprinted from The Terrifics No. 1, 2018)
“Airborne” by Geoff Johns and Carlos Pacheco (Reprinted from Green Lantern No. 1, 2005)
“The World’s Finest” by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (Reprinted from Superman/Batman No. 1, 2003)

Batman Giant No. 1
“One More Chance” by Jimmy Palmiotti and Patrick “Patch” Zircher (Original Batman story)
“Hush, Part 1: The Ransom” by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee (Reprinted from Batman No. 608, 2002)
“Welcome to Gotham” by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows (Reprinted from Nightwing No. 1, 2011)
“Hot in the City” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Chad Hardin (Reprinted from Harley Quinn No. 1, 2011)

Justice League of America Giant No. 1
“The Conversion” by Tim Seeley, Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato (Original Wonder Woman story)
“Justice League, Part 1” by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee (Reprinted from Justice League No. 1, 2011)
“The Flash” by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul (Reprinted from The Flash No. 1, 2011)
“The Trench, Part 1” by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis (Reprinted from Aquaman No. 1, 2011)

Teen Titans Giant No. 1
Original Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Jim Charalampidis
“When I Grow Up… Part 1” by Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez (Reprinted from Super Sons No. 1, 2017)
“Fun and Games” by Dan DiDio and Kenneth Rocafort (Reprinted from Sideways No. 1, 2018)
“Teen Titans” by Geoff Johns and Mike McKone (Reprinted from Teen Titans No. 1, 2003)


Cover art for each issue is available at the link above.
 

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I assume all the new content will be collected down the road, but I was still thinking about picking some up. However it looks like these too aren't available in Canada and anyone selling them are asking for ridiculous prices. I hope these sell well still. New readers is always a good thing.