Jim Lee and Dan DiDio Discuss "Before Watchmen" at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Thu, March 29th, 2012 at 2:35pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Revealing new details of the highly-anticipated summer release of the BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel mini-series comics, DC Entertainment will host a panel alongside a film screening of WATCHMEN at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21, at 1:00pm.  The BEFORE WATCHMEN discussion will include DC Entertainment Co-Publishers and industry legends Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and will be moderated by comic expert Geoff Boucher, editor of the Los Angeles Times' popular “Hero Complex” site.

The BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel titles will continue to build on the complex mythology of the best-selling WATCHMEN graphic novel and will be told through the words and images of some of the comic book industry's most celebrated writers and artists. This Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel – DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen - It's Not the End, It's the Beginning – will provide insight into the upcoming releases of the seven BEFORE WATCHMEN titles.



"The frenzy surrounding BEFORE WATCHMEN mirrors what we saw preceding our recent DC Comics - The New 52 launch, and the level of interest in the talent line-up for the prequel titles has been spectacular" said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. "The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a great opportunity for us to take a closer look at the WATCHMEN phenomenon, both in print and film, and talk about what fans can expect from the prequels."



2012 marks the 17th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country. Located at the University of Southern California campus, the two-day event celebrates the written word in all its forms and is expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees.



The DC Entertainment programs will take place at the USC School for Cinematic Arts on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 1:00pm. The event schedule includes:

  • 1:00pm -- DC Entertainment publishing panel, DC Entertainment Presents: Watchmen - It's Not the End, It's the Beginning, with Jim Lee and Dan DiDio
  • 2:00pm -- WATCHMEN Director's Cut film screening

Space is limited; to purchase tickets to attend the DC Entertainment panels and screening, please visit: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/general-information/ticket-info/

For more information about media credential applications, please visit: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/press/

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment 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 the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes -- a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes -- to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

TAGS:  dc comics, before watchmen, dan didio, jim lee, los angeles times festival of books

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